Celebrating 100 Years of Faith in Baltimore!
What a joy it is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of University Baptist Church! It’s amazing to consider, but it was back in 1917 that a small group of people gathered together with a desire to plant a church to share the good news of Jesus with Johns Hopkins University and the neighborhoods clustered around “a triangular piece of land where Greenway meets Charles Street." The founding members probably could not have fully fathomed the thousands of lives that would be impacted by the ministry of UBC through the years – not only in the Baltimore area but around the world.
Please join us as we celebrate our centennial!
January - 'History Month'
January 29th - 12:00 p.m. - Church History Walk - a guided historical tour through the interior of UBC followed by lunch at 1:30 p.m.
February - '100 Years of Missions'
February 5th - 11:00 a.m. - Billy Clark, our current missionary to Peru and Columbia, will speak during the service and at lunch.
February 19th - 11:00 a.m. - Neville Callam, General Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance and Heather Harvison, Executive Director of Sisters Circle will speak followed by a reception after the service.
April - ‘A Heart for Service in the City’
April 22nd - 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Service Project at Abbottston Elementary School where we will be organizing some of the storage spaces and planting flowers around the exterior. (1300 Gorsuch Avenue)
April 30th - 11:00 a.m. - Peter Fry, Executive Director of EndPoverty.org will talk during the service with a lunch reception afterwards.
May - ‘Sing unto the Lord'
May 7th - 3:00 p.m. - Combined Church Choir Concert - The UBC choir and six additional church choirs will be accompanied by a 30-piece orchestra.
June - ‘A Heritage of Preaching’
June 4th - 11:00 a.m. - Charles Village Garden Tour
Former Pastors of UBC to Preach
June 11th - 11:00 a.m. - Rev. Dr. Lamar King
June 18th - 11:00 a.m. - Rev. Dr. William Carrell
July - ‘Celebrating God in the Arts’
July 16th - 3:00 p.m. - Free concert by artists John Nauman and Jonathan Carney
July 23rd - 12:00 p.m. - Lunch followed by a guided tour of the Walters Art Museum to explore representations of God in art.
August - ‘Back to School’
Celebrating student ministry with a 'Welcome Back Students' Sunday and outside reception.
We will be collecting backpacks to give to children through Building Families for Children.
August 27th - 11:00 a.m. - The Peelers, CBF missionaries in Cambodia, will speak during the service and at lunch.
September - ‘A Passion for Learning’
September 9th - UBC Book Fair (we are collecting books all year at UBC for a free book fair)
September 17th - 11:00 a.m. - Presentation of the history of Women on Mission at UBC during the service.
September 24th - 11:00 a.m. - Former Pastors Revs. Marty and Robin Anderson will be preaching and The Tarpleys, former medical missionaries in Nigeria, will speak during the service and at lunch.
October - ‘Homecoming’
UBC Homecoming/Founder’s Weekend
October 13th - 7:00 p.m. - Homecoming Message - Tony Campolo, world-renowned author, sociologist, pastor, and social activist will speak followed by a reception.
October 14th - 6:00 p.m. - 100th Anniversary Dinner at the Johns Hopkins Club (tickets are $25 per person)
October 15th - 11:00 a.m. - 100th Anniversary Service followed by a reception in Heaver Hall with cake.