The members of University Baptist Church are actively involved in community service opportunities around Baltimore and support service organizations all over the world. (See a list of the groups that we support below.) We invite you to come serve with us!
*If you are in need of social services, please review the Directory of Baltimore City Community Resources to find a service provider near you.
Activewater is powered by Lifewater International and continues to provide thousands of people with safe water, sanitation, and hygiene training every year. They have worked with volunteer athletes that range from first-time 5K runner to ultra marathoners and world record cyclists. Several members at UBC have raised money to provide clean water to parts of Africa by running and walking here in Maryland.
Billy Clark: Missionary to the Street Boys of Peru
UBC sponsors Billy Clark – a missionary who works with homeless children in Peru. Our letters and financial support make a difference in the lives of Peru's poorest children. Recently, UBC sent a group of ten to Peru for a week to help build and work with the children.
Building Families for Children
This agency ministers to children and families by providing therapeutic foster care, respite and in-home support. Through the McCormick Together Ministries (the McCormick family are longtime members of UBC), families receive support services. The program is dedicated to providing education and resources to strengthen children and families. Through the CHOSEN program, foster care is given for children at risk. Mother’s Day contributions are given each year. Several members of UBC are on the Board and Auxiliary Committee. Several times each year we help by collecting backpacks for school and helping with warehouse arrangement.
EndPoverty.org partners with various Christian organizations. It promotes a long term approach to relieve poverty in the world. Its goal is to create self-sustaining micro-lending organizations for small business loans, and provides training and mentoring for recipients. The poor are empowered to create income and become motivated to work for a better life.
Inner Harbor Ministry
This ministry serves the spiritual and physical needs of the residents who live around the Inner Harbor area. UBC makes sandwiches on the first Thursday of each month, October through May, at 11 a.m. Hand-knit scarves and hats, as well as cookies, are provided at Christmas. Volunteers are needed year-round, especially for the hungry and homeless ministries. Contact Pastor Chris at 410-599-9821 or Gudnews4all@gmail.com.
Sister's Circle is a comprehensive relationship-based program designed to mentor girls from disadvantaged Baltimore neighborhoods during their challenging transition to middle school, throughout high school. At a recent get-together of the college students who were on break, they each told the group of their college life and career opportunities. They entered the program as fifth-grade girls amid challenging environments and now were poised young women. Would you like to learn more about Sister's Circle? Would you like to become a mentor? Call Heather Harvison at (410) 458-3199, visit their website, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bill and Noy Peeler are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel working in the Cambodia and are supported by UBC. They are working with the Cambodian Baptist Union to help equip new and experienced national pastors and church planters. Noy, a native Cambodian, first heard the gospel in a refugee camp and she has been telling others about Jesus ever since. Fluquent in the Khmer language, Bill has experience in refugee relief work and pastoring a Cambodian congregation. Together they seek to be the presence of Christ in Cambodia.
Shepherd's Clinic is operated by volunteer doctors, nurses and other medical professionals who help meet the healthcare needs of the uninsured poor in Baltimore. Medications are usually free of charge and visits are very inexpensive and based on income (or lack of income). If needed, healthcare workers try to match a patient with a specialist who is willing to donate his/her services. Interested? Visit their website for further details! The clinic is always in need of volunteers and medical supplies.
This facility sits on 100 acres of woods, with farm animals to feed and pet, a swimming pool, camping area, garden plots, an activities farm, pottery studio, and a greenhouse. In the winter, the farm and its animals come to inner city schools and in the summer, inner city children come to the farm to learn and play. There is also literacy education and parenting program. Woodberry Crossing is always looking for board members and volunteers for summer camps. For more information, visit their website or call Beth Bryant at 410-343-1511.