UBC in the News

August 8, 2017 – Jay James on Faith: New University Baptist Pastor

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) — In this week’s Jay James on Faith segment, Pastor Matthew Tennant talks about his first weeks on the job at University Baptist Church.


Jan. 14, 2017 – Young Family Event to Prepare for PACEM

Coverage by NBC29:

Community Members Create Care Packages for Homeless

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September 22, 2016 – NBC29 Coverage of Car Seat Check – Partnership with UVA Children’s Hospital

University Baptist Church Hosting Child Car Seat Safety Check

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) – Now is the time to take a second look at your child’s car seat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says motor vehicle injuries are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. and many of them are preventable.

The University Baptist Church is hosting a free car seat safety check Friday, September 23. Trained technicians will be in Charlottesville to help teach caretakers to make sure their little ones are safely buckled up.

“We hope that parents can learn a lot from this. Talking to someone that’s trained in this can make sure, as their child continues to grow, that the car seat will continue to be adjusted and fit right for their kids so that we can make sure that they’ll be safe as they’re driving around town,” said Will Brown, associate minister at University Baptist Church.

The safety check runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday at University Baptist Church on West Main Street.

Parents are asked to bring the instructions for the safety seat as well as their vehicle owner’s manual with them,

There will be snacks and activities for children.

From: http://www.nbc29.com/story/33160752/university-baptist-church-hosting-car-seat-safety-check

June 5, 2015 – NBC29 Coverage of Our First Touch-A-Truck Event

Touch A Truck Event Held in Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) -Fire trucks, tractors, construction vehicles, and police cars were on display at this year’s Touch a Truck event.

Thanks to a partnership between Charlottesville Fire Department, the University of Virginia Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital, University Baptist Church and Shenanigans Toys, kids and their families had the chance to explore, touch and learn about how different equipment works.

“As far as from the fire department, we just want the children to understand that that firefighters are your friends and we’re here to serve the community and tell them a little bit about what we do and be in the community,” says Battalion Chief Richard Jones, City of Charlottesville Fire Dept.

Firefighters and police officers spoke with children and families about the importance of personal safety whether they’re at home, school or out in the community.

From: http://www.nbc29.com/story/29256842/touch-a-truck-event-held-in-charlottesville

June 1, 2015 – Daily Progress Coverage of Our First Touch-A-Truck Event

Event Saturday will give children opportunity to ‘touch-a-truck’

Curious kids will get the chance to get some hands-on time with a variety of vehicles Saturday as part of a “Touch-a-Truck” event.

The University of Virginia Children’s Hospital, University Baptist Church and Shenanigans are hosting the free event from 9 a.m. to noon that will offer children a chance to learn more about fire trucks, construction vehicles, police cars and more.

From: http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/event-saturday-will-give-children-opportunity-to-touch-a-truck/article_8f365ec0-08b3-11e5-a00f-178cada8aa99.html

April 18, 2015 – Newsplex Coverage of Mission Madness

Hundreds of Teens in Charlottesville for “Mission Madness”

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA Hundreds of teenagers from across Virginia came to Charlottesville for “Mission Madness.”

The event hosted by University Baptist Church is a weekend full of service and fellowship.

On Saturday, the group of 250 teens ages 12 to 18 spread out to more than 20 service sites throughout Charlottesville to volunteer for various organizations including Habitat for Humanity, AHIP, The Ronald McDonald House and The Salvation Army.

“It’s incredibly important for the youth to have opportunities to engage in their community,” said youth ministry coordinator Erin Brown. “At University Baptist, we are just thrilled for the opportunity to partner with and work with and assist so many of our community partners in and around Charlottesville. “

The teens came from all over the Commonwealth and even as far away as South Carolina.

From: http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Hundreds-of-Teens-in-Charlottesville-for-Mission-Madness-300552831.html