Sermon Series - From Here to There

This sermon series looks at the question: how do we go from “here” to there”? How do I start with my life right now (the person I am “here”) and move to God’s version of myself (the person I can be “there”)? Also, as the church, how do we get from where we are right now (“here”) to realizing our full redemptive potential (“there”)?

This sermon series looks at the question: how do we go from “here” to there”? How do I start with my life right now (the person I am “here”) and move to God’s version of myself (the person I can be “there”)? Also, as the church, how do we get from where we are right now (“here”) to realizing our full redemptive potential (“there”)?

Running with the Baltimore Pacemakers!

The Baltimore Pacemakers are coming back to UBC on September 21st to run through the neighborhoods around the church, and we want to give them a big neighborly welcome. Our UBC Youth and Children Ministries will take the lead in hosting them from 6:30-10:00 am, but we want the whole church family to be involved. You can run or walk on that day, and we need teams to park, receive our guests, serve them an oatmeal & raisins, fruit, and water breakfast, and to just chat with them. We'll need the parking and receiving team from 6:30-7:30 am, the breakfast serving teams from 7:30-8:30 am; 8:30-9:30 am; and a clean-up team from 9:30-10:00 am. Please contact Rev. Mwase for more information or to sign up for one of the teams. Isaac can be reached at  isaac@ubcbaltimore.org .

The Baltimore Pacemakers are coming back to UBC on September 21st to run through the neighborhoods around the church, and we want to give them a big neighborly welcome. Our UBC Youth and Children Ministries will take the lead in hosting them from 6:30-10:00 am, but we want the whole church family to be involved. You can run or walk on that day, and we need teams to park, receive our guests, serve them an oatmeal & raisins, fruit, and water breakfast, and to just chat with them. We'll need the parking and receiving team from 6:30-7:30 am, the breakfast serving teams from 7:30-8:30 am; 8:30-9:30 am; and a clean-up team from 9:30-10:00 am. Please contact Rev. Mwase for more information or to sign up for one of the teams. Isaac can be reached at isaac@ubcbaltimore.org.

UBC Connect - Get plugged in!

Are you new to UBC? Have you attended for a while, but aren’t sure how to become more involved? If so, please join us on September 15th at 12:00 p.m. in the McCormick Center. We will share more information about the church and will introduce you to our church leaders. Each leader will provide some information about our various ministry teams and how you can become involved. We’ll share a lunch and a great time of fellowship. Please join us!

Are you new to UBC? Have you attended for a while, but aren’t sure how to become more involved? If so, please join us on September 15th at 12:00 p.m. in the McCormick Center. We will share more information about the church and will introduce you to our church leaders. Each leader will provide some information about our various ministry teams and how you can become involved. We’ll share a lunch and a great time of fellowship. Please join us!

Passport Missions Presentation

Our youth had a wonderful time at Passport Camp this summer, and they want to share their stories! Please join us on Sunday, September 8th in the McCormick Center to see their presentation. There will be a Q&A session afterwards, and we’ll all enjoy some pizza. See you then!

Our youth had a wonderful time at Passport Camp this summer, and they want to share their stories! Please join us on Sunday, September 8th in the McCormick Center to see their presentation. There will be a Q&A session afterwards, and we’ll all enjoy some pizza. See you then!

Welcome Students Lunch

Each year we welcome the return of the school year and our students with a “Welcome Back Luncheon” on the Colonnade. We hope that you will join us as we make some new friends and welcome them to the neighborhood. We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and the congregation is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Each year we welcome the return of the school year and our students with a “Welcome Back Luncheon” on the Colonnade. We hope that you will join us as we make some new friends and welcome them to the neighborhood. We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs, and the congregation is asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Join Our Choirs!

It’s time for the UBC choirs to start up for another season! The first rehearsal for the Adult Choir will be on Wednesday, September 4th, at 6:30 p.m. We will start with a potluck dinner and begin the rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the choir should be our guest for this time of fellowship (there is no need to bring a dish for the potluck). No audition for the choir is necessary. All members of the Handbell Choir who do not sing in the choir are also invited to attend the potluck. The Handbell Choir will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. You must be able to read music to join the Handbell Choir, but prior handbell experience is not required.

It’s time for the UBC choirs to start up for another season! The first rehearsal for the Adult Choir will be on Wednesday, September 4th, at 6:30 p.m. We will start with a potluck dinner and begin the rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested in joining the choir should be our guest for this time of fellowship (there is no need to bring a dish for the potluck). No audition for the choir is necessary. All members of the Handbell Choir who do not sing in the choir are also invited to attend the potluck. The Handbell Choir will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:30 p.m. You must be able to read music to join the Handbell Choir, but prior handbell experience is not required.

Last Summer Book Study

As we come near the end of the summer, UBC is again offering a monthly Book Study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in a modern novel. At our next meeting, we’ll discuss Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s work,  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich . This meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5th, 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 four weeks prior to the September 5th meeting (at a cost of $5 per book). This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing novels, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome! Please add your name to one of the sign-up sheets that will soon be placed outside of the sanctuary and the chapel if you plan to be a part of the September 4th discussion of  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich . You can also let Tom or Susan know by email, so that they can make sure to have enough food for everyone!

As we come near the end of the summer, UBC is again offering a monthly Book Study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in a modern novel. At our next meeting, we’ll discuss Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s work, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. This meeting will be held on Thursday, September 5th, 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 four weeks prior to the September 5th meeting (at a cost of $5 per book). This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing novels, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome! Please add your name to one of the sign-up sheets that will soon be placed outside of the sanctuary and the chapel if you plan to be a part of the September 4th discussion of One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich. You can also let Tom or Susan know by email, so that they can make sure to have enough food for everyone!

New Associate Pastors!

UBC is thrilled to announce that we have called two Associate Pastors to join us! We are fortunate to have Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase already working with us, and we look forward to welcoming Rev. Raskin on September 3rd. Please join us for Foundation Worship on Sunday, August 4th to meet Rev. Raskin and his wife. They will also stay for the lunch afterwards and plan to attend the pool party. The Search Committee is so grateful for your prayers and support throughout this process!

UBC is thrilled to announce that we have called two Associate Pastors to join us! We are fortunate to have Rev. Dr. Isaac Mwase already working with us, and we look forward to welcoming Rev. Raskin on September 3rd. Please join us for Foundation Worship on Sunday, August 4th to meet Rev. Raskin and his wife. They will also stay for the lunch afterwards and plan to attend the pool party. The Search Committee is so grateful for your prayers and support throughout this process!


New Sermon Series

There are certain things we do that we know are in opposition to what God wants for us, but we rationalize them as acceptable, even respectable. We’ve made them “respectable sins.” And, part of the deal with “respectable sins” is that they often seem hidden – yet they are fully present. In fact, “respectable sins” actually thrive on not having notoriety, but they have a widespread practice. For these reasons, this series will focus on what some common “respectable sins” are in our day and on how we can find freedom from them.

There are certain things we do that we know are in opposition to what God wants for us, but we rationalize them as acceptable, even respectable. We’ve made them “respectable sins.” And, part of the deal with “respectable sins” is that they often seem hidden – yet they are fully present. In fact, “respectable sins” actually thrive on not having notoriety, but they have a widespread practice. For these reasons, this series will focus on what some common “respectable sins” are in our day and on how we can find freedom from them.

July Book Study

This summer UBC is again offering a monthly book study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in modern novels. At our next meeting, we’ll discuss Muriel Spark’s novel, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing novels, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome!

This summer UBC is again offering a monthly book study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in modern novels. At our next meeting, we’ll discuss Muriel Spark’s novel, “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.” This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing novels, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome!

Upcoming Sermon Series

This sermon series considers what God does through various aspects of the family, such as marriage, parenting, and healing brokenness. And, this series is designed to build up not only biological families but also our church family, since God’s plan is that the church should be a type of family where people can belong and be at home and embraced.

This sermon series considers what God does through various aspects of the family, such as marriage, parenting, and healing brokenness. And, this series is designed to build up not only biological families but also our church family, since God’s plan is that the church should be a type of family where people can belong and be at home and embraced.

Summer Book Study

This summer UBC will be offering a monthly Book Study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in modern novels. At our first meeting, we’ll discuss Marilynne Robinson’s novel, Gilead. This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing novels, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome!

This summer UBC will be offering a monthly Book Study that will invite participants to look for spiritual themes in modern novels. At our first meeting, we’ll discuss Marilynne Robinson’s novel, Gilead. This study is open to all ages. Also, if you have some friends who enjoy discussing novels, but don’t attend UBC, please consider inviting them to attend. All are welcome!

Financial Peace University

This summer, UBC is excited to host a Financial Peace University Course! If you’ve ever struggled with your finances or debt, this is a great opportunity to learn about dealing with money from a Godly perspective. There is a cost to register for the class, as it will also provide digital access to additional financial planning services. Please sign-up today, and bring a friend!

This summer, UBC is excited to host a Financial Peace University Course! If you’ve ever struggled with your finances or debt, this is a great opportunity to learn about dealing with money from a Godly perspective. There is a cost to register for the class, as it will also provide digital access to additional financial planning services. Please sign-up today, and bring a friend!

Mission: Possible Sermon Series

Please join us for this six-week series entitled, “Mission: Possible – How University Baptist Church Can Change the World.” Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples to go into all the world and make disciples. How could this tiny ragtag group of believers have an impact on “all the world?” The book of Acts tells us how it was done. And, the early church serves as a model for the church today. If we will make their priorities our priorities, if we will proclaim the message as they proclaimed it, if we will follow their example of ministry, we too can make a difference in the world in which we live.

Please join us for this six-week series entitled, “Mission: Possible – How University Baptist Church Can Change the World.” Before Jesus ascended into heaven, he told his disciples to go into all the world and make disciples. How could this tiny ragtag group of believers have an impact on “all the world?” The book of Acts tells us how it was done. And, the early church serves as a model for the church today. If we will make their priorities our priorities, if we will proclaim the message as they proclaimed it, if we will follow their example of ministry, we too can make a difference in the world in which we live.

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.

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!