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 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!

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.

New Sermon Series

Which idol is God’s biggest rival in your life? This sermon series examines some of the most common idols of our culture and how they can wreck our lives. The series then looks at how we can go down a different path.

Which idol is God’s biggest rival in your life? This sermon series examines some of the most common idols of our culture and how they can wreck our lives. The series then looks at how we can go down a different path.

Join our Choirs!

University Baptist Church has a rich history of beautiful music, one that has grown tremendously under Director of Music, Ron Gretz. Our Foundation Worship Service features an organ, an amazing choir, and monthly handbell choir music. In addition to making a joyful noise, the members of the choir are known for their sense of community and fellowship, so this fall is a great time to join them!

University Baptist Church has a rich history of beautiful music, one that has grown tremendously under Director of Music, Ron Gretz. Our Foundation Worship Service features an organ, an amazing choir, and monthly handbell choir music. In addition to making a joyful noise, the members of the choir are known for their sense of community and fellowship, so this fall is a great time to join them!

Fall Life Groups - Growing Together

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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. Sign-ups will begin on September 9th, so prayerfully consider joining us this fall as we grow together!

Upcoming Design Meetings

2nd Century Design Meetings

UBC has an exciting future ahead, and you're invited to be part of the discussion! Join us on three upcoming Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. to provide input regarding our new master design plan. Each meeting will discuss different aspects of the project, so try to make it to all three!

Final Summer Book Study - August 30th

Summer Book Study Aug 30

As we approach the end of the summer, UBC is again offering a monthly Book Study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in selected texts.

At our next meeting, we’ll discuss William Kent Krueger’s book, Ordinary Grace. This meeting will be held on Thursday, August 30th, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., at Tom and Susan Harrington’s house. Weather permitting, the group will meet and grill out in their backyard, and participants will be asked to bring a side-dish to share.

Limited copies of this book will be made available in the church office in the weeks prior to the August 30th meeting (at a cost of $5 per book).

This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing literature, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome!

Please add your name to the sign-up sheet that will soon be placed outside of the sanctuary if you plan to be a part of the August 30th discussion of Ordinary Grace; or, let Tom (tom@ubcbaltimore.org) or Susan (harringtonsusanm@gmail.com) know by email, so that they can make sure to have enough food for everyone!

Winter Retreat - February 2-3

Would you like to get away for a little while this winter? The college and youth ministries of UBC are planning a winter retreat for February 2-3. This trip is for college students, grad students, young adults, and youth (grades 7-12).

 

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MLK Jr. Day of Service - Mon. January 15th

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.  We have also added a few new activities like cleaning up a basement for Gilead House, a residence for asylum seeking immigrants, cookie making and quilting.  A detailed schedule of all the activities can be found on 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.

And speaking of supplies, we do need donations of prizes for BINGO, items for Gallons of Love, scrap booking paper and embellishments and yarn.  Collection boxes are located under the coat rack at the Garden Entrance at UBC.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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