Neighborhood Swap Meet

Spring has sprung and it's time to declutter! This is a public event to allow the Baltimore community to trade items with each other for free! (Think free yard sale.) The swap will be hosted by UBC from 9 am to noon on Saturday, May 18. If you cannot make it to the swap, but have things to donate, we will accept donations the evening before on Friday, May 17 from 6 - 7:30 pm. The swap meet will accept clothing, shoes, linens, and children's toys. The toys must be in working condition, less than 30lbs, and smaller than a plastic storage bin; (no swing sets or bikes). All items should be in good condition with no stains or tears. Please, no buying, selling, or any form of currency exchanges. Everything in this event is intended to be freely given and received. We hope that you will join us!

Spring has sprung and it's time to declutter! This is a public event to allow the Baltimore community to trade items with each other for free! (Think free yard sale.) The swap will be hosted by UBC from 9 am to noon on Saturday, May 18. If you cannot make it to the swap, but have things to donate, we will accept donations the evening before on Friday, May 17 from 6 - 7:30 pm. The swap meet will accept clothing, shoes, linens, and children's toys. The toys must be in working condition, less than 30lbs, and smaller than a plastic storage bin; (no swing sets or bikes). All items should be in good condition with no stains or tears. Please, no buying, selling, or any form of currency exchanges. Everything in this event is intended to be freely given and received. We hope that you will join us!

Earth Day Celebration!

UBC is working with the Churches of Charles to host a series of hands-on workshops to celebrate Earth Day. Activities will include making bat and/or butterfly houses, potting pollinator friendly plants, making seed bombs, and recycling t-shirts into shopping bags. We will also have the opportunity to work on two community gardens. The day will conclude with a dinner together at 5:30 PM. Please  sign up  for the various activities so that we know how much food and supplies to have. We will be collecting used heavy cotton t-shirts to repurpose as bags. Please drop your large or extra large shirts off under the coat rack near the Greenway entrance.

UBC is working with the Churches of Charles to host a series of hands-on workshops to celebrate Earth Day. Activities will include making bat and/or butterfly houses, potting pollinator friendly plants, making seed bombs, and recycling t-shirts into shopping bags. We will also have the opportunity to work on two community gardens. The day will conclude with a dinner together at 5:30 PM. Please sign up for the various activities so that we know how much food and supplies to have. We will be collecting used heavy cotton t-shirts to repurpose as bags. Please drop your large or extra large shirts off under the coat rack near the Greenway entrance.

Generosity Sermon Series

This spring we will address the theme of generosity in the Bible. We will reflect upon God’s generosity to us, which calls us to be generous in kind. When we are given great blessings, it is a wonderful gift to be able to share them. On a communal level, we will discuss what is required of our church as we work to build God’s kingdom here on earth.

This spring we will address the theme of generosity in the Bible. We will reflect upon God’s generosity to us, which calls us to be generous in kind. When we are given great blessings, it is a wonderful gift to be able to share them. On a communal level, we will discuss what is required of our church as we work to build God’s kingdom here on earth.

Baltimore Pacemakers at UBC!

Thanks to the impressive running habits of our own Rev. Mwase, UBC will be hosting a group of runners called “The Baltimore Pacemakers” on Saturday, March 23rd. This group runs all around Baltimore City, and they’ve chosen to start their run at our church! If you are a runner, you are welcome to run with the Pacemakers that day. The College & Beyond group will be serving some food for them after their run, and we need additional help when the runners arrive to make them feel welcome. Volunteers can show them where to find coffee, the rest rooms, etc. If you are an early riser, this is a great opportunity for you to serve: we need volunteers at 6:30 a.m.! If you can’t make it quite that early, we could use a second crew of volunteers at 7:30 a.m. Please contact Brian Welch if you’d like to help:

Thanks to the impressive running habits of our own Rev. Mwase, UBC will be hosting a group of runners called “The Baltimore Pacemakers” on Saturday, March 23rd. This group runs all around Baltimore City, and they’ve chosen to start their run at our church! If you are a runner, you are welcome to run with the Pacemakers that day. The College & Beyond group will be serving some food for them after their run, and we need additional help when the runners arrive to make them feel welcome. Volunteers can show them where to find coffee, the rest rooms, etc. If you are an early riser, this is a great opportunity for you to serve: we need volunteers at 6:30 a.m.! If you can’t make it quite that early, we could use a second crew of volunteers at 7:30 a.m. Please contact Brian Welch if you’d like to help:

Serving at Marian House

Looking for a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Join us March 5th at Marian House as we cook, serve and eat a pancake dinner with the residents there. Marian House serves women who are transitioning into stable lifestyles by providing them with housing and supportive services. During our MLK, Jr. Day of Service, members from UBC went to serve a meal at the house. They had such a good time and were so impressed by what they saw that we are looking for other ways to be involved with this organization. This should be a great event!

Looking for a great way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Join us March 5th at Marian House as we cook, serve and eat a pancake dinner with the residents there. Marian House serves women who are transitioning into stable lifestyles by providing them with housing and supportive services. During our MLK, Jr. Day of Service, members from UBC went to serve a meal at the house. They had such a good time and were so impressed by what they saw that we are looking for other ways to be involved with this organization. This should be a great event!

Choral Concert - March 31st

Everyone at UBC looks forward to our spring concert every year. On Sunday, March 31st, we will have the opportunity to hear a contemporary work by Eleanor Daley. Be sure to invite your friends to the service so that they can enjoy some amazing choral music and a wonderful time of fellowship after the service.

Everyone at UBC looks forward to our spring concert every year. On Sunday, March 31st, we will have the opportunity to hear a contemporary work by Eleanor Daley. Be sure to invite your friends to the service so that they can enjoy some amazing choral music and a wonderful time of fellowship after the service.

Movie Night - College and Beyond

Attention those who are in college and beyond: this event is for you! Please join us in the McCormick Center (downstairs) for a movie night at 7:00 p.m. There will be some delicious pizza to eat, and we will also enjoy a great time of fellowship. If you have any dietary restrictions or feel strongly about pizza toppings, please contact April Welch. See you Sunday, February 17th!

Attention those who are in college and beyond: this event is for you! Please join us in the McCormick Center (downstairs) for a movie night at 7:00 p.m. There will be some delicious pizza to eat, and we will also enjoy a great time of fellowship. If you have any dietary restrictions or feel strongly about pizza toppings, please contact April Welch. See you Sunday, February 17th!

LIFE Groups Resume

LIFE (Living in Faith Everyday) groups are sermon-based small groups that foster fellowship and spiritual growth. The week's study will be distributed each Sunday, or your leader can send you a copy. If you miss a sermon, you can always listen online. Join us this winter as we grow together!

LIFE (Living in Faith Everyday) groups are sermon-based small groups that foster fellowship and spiritual growth. The week's study will be distributed each Sunday, or your leader can send you a copy. If you miss a sermon, you can always listen online. Join us this winter as we grow together!

New Sermon Series

This winter, we will study the concept of the soul in a four week sermon series. The soul is real, and it’s one of the most important things about you. In light of this, this series focuses on the nature and needs of the soul – and on how to develop a healthy, God-pleasing soul.

This winter, we will study the concept of the soul in a four week sermon series. The soul is real, and it’s one of the most important things about you. In light of this, this series focuses on the nature and needs of the soul – and on how to develop a healthy, God-pleasing soul.

MLK Jr. Day of Service - Jan. 21st

On  Monday, January 21st,  the Church of Charles — The Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, First English Lutheran, Saints Philip and James, Second Presbyterian, and University Baptist — are coming together to serve Baltimore! The Churches of Charles have scheduled 11 separate activities as a way to serve our community this MLK Day. We will be returning to some of our favorites places like Woodberry Crossing and Baltimore Station and doing some of our favorite things like knitting, cooking, carpentry and card making. For more information and to sign up for a time slot, please visit the Day of Service  website . Please sign up for the one(s) you wish to attend so that we know how many to expect and have enough supplies, etc.

On Monday, January 21st, the Church of Charles — The Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation, First English Lutheran, Saints Philip and James, Second Presbyterian, and University Baptist — are coming together to serve Baltimore! The Churches of Charles have scheduled 11 separate activities as a way to serve our community this MLK Day. We will be returning to some of our favorites places like Woodberry Crossing and Baltimore Station and doing some of our favorite things like knitting, cooking, carpentry and card making. For more information and to sign up for a time slot, please visit the Day of Service website. Please sign up for the one(s) you wish to attend so that we know how many to expect and have enough supplies, etc.

Advent Sermon Series

During this Advent season we will try to practice the spiritual discipline of  waiting . Instead of being hurried and focused on ourselves and all of the important things that we have to do, we will endeavor to be reminded: “I’m not in control of the world, so I’m going to wait with Jesus, and I’m going to wait in peace.” In other words, this Advent season we will seek to wait on the Lord.

During this Advent season we will try to practice the spiritual discipline of waiting. Instead of being hurried and focused on ourselves and all of the important things that we have to do, we will endeavor to be reminded: “I’m not in control of the world, so I’m going to wait with Jesus, and I’m going to wait in peace.” In other words, this Advent season we will seek to wait on the Lord.

Christmas Events - 2018

Christmas is always a very special time at University Baptist Church. On December 16th, we will celebrate with music in both the Foundation and Fusion Worship services. The Foundation service will feature Vivaldi’s  Gloria,  which will be presented by the UBC choir and soloists with accompaniment by oboe, trumpet, strings, and organ. We will hold our annual Christmas brunch and party prior to the Fusion Worship service, which begins at 1:00 p.m. “A Fusion Christmas Celebration,” will feature a variety of Christmas music that interprets old traditions in new ways. Please plan to join us for all of these events. And remember that our beautiful Lessons and Carols service is held at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Christmas is always a very special time at University Baptist Church. On December 16th, we will celebrate with music in both the Foundation and Fusion Worship services. The Foundation service will feature Vivaldi’s Gloria, which will be presented by the UBC choir and soloists with accompaniment by oboe, trumpet, strings, and organ. We will hold our annual Christmas brunch and party prior to the Fusion Worship service, which begins at 1:00 p.m. “A Fusion Christmas Celebration,” will feature a variety of Christmas music that interprets old traditions in new ways. Please plan to join us for all of these events. And remember that our beautiful Lessons and Carols service is held at 5:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Caroling - December 7th

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Come and sing some of your favorite carols around the businesses and restaurants in Charles Village. We will meet at the Point to sing our first few songs and warm up. Music will be provided, and festive attire is encouraged!

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! Come and sing some of your favorite carols around the businesses and restaurants in Charles Village. We will meet at the Point to sing our first few songs and warm up. Music will be provided, and festive attire is encouraged!

New Sermon Series

This series focuses on some of the hard sayings of Jesus – that is, on some of the things he said that can be real “head-scratchers.” We can sometimes tend to push back against these hard sayings, but if we understand them and yield to them, we can more faithfully live the way in which Jesus has called us to live.

This series focuses on some of the hard sayings of Jesus – that is, on some of the things he said that can be real “head-scratchers.” We can sometimes tend to push back against these hard sayings, but if we understand them and yield to them, we can more faithfully live the way in which Jesus has called us to live.

Volunteers Needed at Abbottston Elemenary

Abbottston Elementary needs adult volunteers to meet one on one with their students so that they can show off their work. There will be two rounds of conferences, so if you can't stay for the whole time that’s okay. You do not need to sign up ahead of time, just come to the school at 1300 Gorsuch Avenue. Come meet the scholars, encourage them, and let them brag a little about their academic accomplishments!

Abbottston Elementary needs adult volunteers to meet one on one with their students so that they can show off their work. There will be two rounds of conferences, so if you can't stay for the whole time that’s okay. You do not need to sign up ahead of time, just come to the school at 1300 Gorsuch Avenue. Come meet the scholars, encourage them, and let them brag a little about their academic accomplishments!

Nursery Worker Needed

University Baptist Church is hiring a nursery worker for approximately 3 1/2 hours each Sunday morning. We are seeking an experienced childcare worker who is in (or studying in) the education field, with preference given to those with an Early Childhood Education emphasis. This person would be responsible for being the primary nursery caregiver, offering compassionate care for infants and toddlers up to age 4. We seek qualified applicants with references and CPR certification. Please send inquiries and resumés with references to  communications@ubcbaltimore.org .

University Baptist Church is hiring a nursery worker for approximately 3 1/2 hours each Sunday morning. We are seeking an experienced childcare worker who is in (or studying in) the education field, with preference given to those with an Early Childhood Education emphasis. This person would be responsible for being the primary nursery caregiver, offering compassionate care for infants and toddlers up to age 4. We seek qualified applicants with references and CPR certification. Please send inquiries and resumés with references to communications@ubcbaltimore.org.

Blessing of the Pets - October 20th

Bring your pet and join us on Saturday, October 20th at 10 am on The Point (corner of Charles and Greenway) as we offer a blessing on all of our creatures great and small. This event is open to the community and was a great success last year. Refreshments for humans and some of their animal companions will be provided. Please have your animal on a leash or in a container.

Bring your pet and join us on Saturday, October 20th at 10 am on The Point (corner of Charles and Greenway) as we offer a blessing on all of our creatures great and small. This event is open to the community and was a great success last year. Refreshments for humans and some of their animal companions will be provided. Please have your animal on a leash or in a container.

Fall Fellowship Event

Join us at Rodgers’ Farms for a fun fellowship event for all ages! We will meet in the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. to carpool to Stevenson, MD. We plan to have a picnic lunch, so bring some food or some cash to buy something there. To learn more about the farm, visit: http://www.rodgersfarms.com/

Join us at Rodgers’ Farms for a fun fellowship event for all ages! We will meet in the church parking lot at 10:30 a.m. to carpool to Stevenson, MD. We plan to have a picnic lunch, so bring some food or some cash to buy something there. To learn more about the farm, visit: http://www.rodgersfarms.com/

World Wide Communion Sunday

October 7th is World Wide Communion Sunday! On this day we are reminded that we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection with believers around the world when we take communion. At UBC, we will use the month to highlight our own connections to other countries by displaying the flags of the countries of origin of our members and friends and by having an international potluck. During the lunch hour from 12-1 pm on the 7th, we will supply a ham and ask that people bring a side dish or dessert to share that represents where they are from.

October 7th is World Wide Communion Sunday! On this day we are reminded that we celebrate Christ’s death and resurrection with believers around the world when we take communion. At UBC, we will use the month to highlight our own connections to other countries by displaying the flags of the countries of origin of our members and friends and by having an international potluck. During the lunch hour from 12-1 pm on the 7th, we will supply a ham and ask that people bring a side dish or dessert to share that represents where they are from.