Youth

Real Life

Every Sunday night during the school year, our youth get together from 6-8 pm.  This  is our primary “Youth Group” time, where we eat dinner and have fellowship together, study and learn from the word of God, play games, and do other exciting activities.  This time is for all youth in Grades 6-12.

Currently, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our youth are meeting twice a month. On the first Sunday of each month, students meet in person for a safe, socially distanced activity, such as bringing dinner to eat together in a park, a game night with everyone participating on their own cell phones, or a short hike. On the third Sunday of each month, students catch up with each other and share about what we are experiencing in a Zoom call at 7pm Sunday evening.

For more information about our current Real Life activities, or to join our newsletter mailing list, please contact Val Fisk.

Sunday Mornings

Youth Sunday School

In pre-COVID times, our youth would gather for Sunday School each Sunday morning at 9:45, with middle school in Room 303 and high school in Room 306. Theses classes focus on relating the events of the Bible to our own lives, discussing the challenges and successes of being a Christian in today’s world as a teen, and talking about how a Christian can and should respond to events happening in the world around us. Our youth will also occasionally run out to grab some breakfast and coffee…if you’re interested! 😉 We are looking forward to a time when we can resume our youth Sunday School in the future!

For more information about our Sunday School Classes please contact Val Fisk.

Chapel Choir

Chapel Choir is led by our Minister of Music and Worship, Mr. Alba Beasley. It meets each Sunday morning at 9:00 in the music suite and performs often during the 11:00 a.m. Worship Service. All voices are welcome!!

For more information about the Chapel Choir please contact Alba Beasley.

Worship & Service Opportunities

Our youth are extremely active in the mission of the church.    Here’s some information about a few of our major activities:

PACEM

UBC partners with other downtown churches in Charlottesville to provide an overflow shelter for the homeless during the winter months. For two weeks each winter our Fellowship Hall is shelter for those needing a place to spend the night when the Salvation Army is full. We provide dinner, a cot to sleep on, and breakfast in the morning. In the evenings, church members have the opportunity to visit with our guests, do their laundry, play games, watch movies, etc. The youth volunteer their their time and energy to cook, clean, and visit with all who are present.

O.I.A.M. (Operation Inasmuch)

Every spring U.B.C. organizes an extremely focused one-day event that seeks to mobilize individuals to engage in hands-on projects for the benefit of those within the Charlottesville area. It usually occurs one Saturday in early Spring and includes such projects as cleaning, painting, trash hauling, and yard work for elderly or disabled neighbors, area camps, and resource agencies such as Kluge Children’s Rehab Center and Hospice House. We also deliver flower arrangements and sew baby blankets, host neighborhood cook-outs and assist with Special Olympics. “And the King shall answer and say unto them, ‘Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.’” Matthew 25:40

 Mission Trips

We participate in a variety of mission projects throughout the year.

In April of 2015, UBC hosted one of the CBFVA Mission Madness sites! Our youth group and youth council, along with other planning committees and volunteers from the church, coordinated food, mission projects, worship services and activities for over 200 youth from across the state! It was an amazing weekend.

Past mission trips have included trips to Lynchburg, Virginia, to participate in the CBFVA March Mission Madness, where our youth broke out into three work groups and in one day painted a large portion of a local church (inside and out), cleaned trash from 2 houses, and also cleaned out and painted the basement of another local church.  We also took 10 of our youth to Raleigh, N.C. for a week long mission trip where we picked food for a local food bank, worked with a bunch of young men and the Boys & Girls Club, and helped organize a local Salvation Army shop. These trips are a major ministry that our youth are involved in every year – and we hope to take even more people with us next year!

Conferences and Retreats

The youth participate in several conferences and retreats throughout the year to focus on spiritual development and renewal.  Past conferences have included a weekend at the Youth Evangelism Conference. This event is a huge concert, worship service, and time for prayerful commitment to the mission and glory of Jesus Christ. There’s singing, preaching, video, special band performances, comedy acts, and about 20 other things that engage the participants in an uplifting and highly energized setting.

We have also participated in the BGAV Middle School Retreat, Ignite and multiple church-led retreats.

Other Youth Activities

Click HERE to see information on upcoming and past Youth activities.

Contact & Other Info:

Val Fisk, Associate Minister for Students

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Youth Activities Consent Form