University Baptist Church can be found wherever “two or three are gathered” (Matthew 18:20), and this page shows some of the ways UBC is regularly found at work within our congregation, in the wider community, and around the world. Rather than a “top-down” approach to ministry, we strive to empower our members and friends to serve wherever their passion lies.

To make these ministries happen, we need your help! We encourage you to consider how you might participate in the work we are doing together, and we will happily connect you with the people leading that work. If you find you have a calling to an area of service that is not listed on this page, let us know that too! We can help you get started with others in the congregation who share a similar passion, or we can connect you with a partner organization in our community.

Ministry within our Congregation

Ministry in our Community

  • Each week we send backpacks of food home with Venable Elementary School students who do not have stable source of meals outside of school. The children in our church have taken the lead on this project, collecting donations from church members, restocking our shelves, and packing the bags each week.
  • OIAM (Operation Inasmuch): UBC’s annual day of service
  • 9-Smith01ESOL classes each Sunday
  • Cards and toiletry kits for Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (more)
  • School supplies for local children in need (more)
  • Annual collections for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
  • Community Partnerships:
    • PACEM – Overflow homeless shelter (more)
    • Love INC – Community organization meeting practical needs (more)
    • AIM – Ecumenical organization providing aid to the community (more)
  • University of Virginia
  • UVA Health System
    • Ronald McDonald House (cook meals for their guests)
    • Hospitality House (provide meals and supplies)
    • Developing relationship with Battle Building (Children’s Hospital)

Ministry throughout Virginia and around the World

  • Partner with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) and the Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV)
  • Contribute to CBF mission work in Nada, Kentucky, addressing systemic rural poverty
  • Mission trips (serving locations in Virginia, West Virginia, and elsewhere)

Read more about the Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), which sponsors many mission projects.