The United Baptist Church
Hours: M-F: 9 am-1 pm; Sundays 9 am-1 pm
7100 Columbia Pike Annandale, VA 22003

The United Baptist Church

Ph: 703.256.5900

UBC Students Being Christian “Out Loud”

Motivated by God’s Holy Spirit of Generosity, meeting local needs in Annandale, Virginia

ANNOUNCING FALL SCHEDULE

There are many weekly activities scheduled for Fall/Winter Semesters. Please contact our office  (703.256.5900) or our Minister with Students, Twyla Turner (email link is here) to find out schedule. Bible Study, Mission projects, fellowship, movies, Lock-ins, food and fun! Calendar is also published in The Vision Newsletter and Sunday Bulletins. 


YOUTH LED MISSION PROJECTS

School Supplies for 2018-2019! 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT THIS YEAR! The reality of social/economic inequality affords another opportunity to meet mutual needs within our community. Students are beginning to collect school supplies to be given to local elementary school students whose families have difficulty providing them with the necessary items. You donated to 2 local elementary schools! 

WE PROVIDED MUCH NEEDED SUPPLIES INCLUDING 

Pencils • Pens • Erasers • Pencil Boxes

Glue Sticks • Elmer’s Glue • Safety Scissors • Rulers

Notebook Paper • Spiral Notebooks • Composition Books

Crayons (24-packs) • Markers • Highlighters


This is another tangible need that we can help to meet, and by doing so, we feel good! That reward is God’s voice speaking to you!


Box Tops for Education Mission Project

The Youth of UBC are still collecting “box tops” for their on-going mission project.  This project doesn’t cost anyone anything, except a minute of your time.  All you need to do is to check on the labels or boxes of items that you normally purchase to see if they have a pink “Box Tops for Education” label.  If so, just cut the label off of the item and bring it to church any time.  There is a pink box in the Fellowship Hall, in which to drop the labels.  Each label we collect is worth $.10 to the school that receives it.  The labels can be used to purchase playground equipment, supplies, or computers for the school which turns them in.  We are currently collecting for the Amerikids Preschool located in our church building. 


Hygiene Kits for the Homeless

Our Students continue to collect travel size soaps, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes to make hygiene kits for distribution at the Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter.  Please remember to collect these items at hotels when you are traveling and bring them back to donate for our project.  Thank you for helping us help our less fortunate neighbors.


PROJECTS (PHOTOS ABOVE)

February 2018

Souper Bowl of Caring:  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SOUPER BOWL CONTRIBUTIONS!

Thank you for contributing non-perishable food throughout the month of February, giving us the opportunity to continue to meet the needs of the hungry, homeless and those in poverty in our own community. With your help, we were able to collect 250 food items for the ACCA food pantry and $84.00 for Westlawn Elementary School students in need. The Students led this Mission Project at our Church in Annandale, Virginia; and decided to give to the ACCA Food Pantry, in need of donations this time of year. Cash donations will be given to Westlawn Elementary for children in need. You probably felt the joy, serenity and generosity of need-meeting. Over 59,000 (2015) Residents of Fairfax County Experience Food Insecurity. Thank you!


December/January 2017/18

ACCA Winter Outerwear Clothing Collection: Thank you for contributing gently used coats, scarves, hats and gloves for distribution to local day laborers, children and adults through ACCA.


December 2017

Reverse Advent Calendar Bags - Thank you for your support! We had many bags of goodies that were sorted by the Students for delivery to ACCA Food Pantry and Baileys Crossroads Homeless Shelter. Advent is a version of the Latin word meaning “coming.” It is a season at the beginning of the Christian calendar every year that many Christian churches observe as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.


You have heard of Advent calendars where each day you open a window for a surprise picture or in some cases a piece of chocolate. The calendar helps to build the excitement as we count down to the greatest gift the world has ever received – the birth of Jesus, which we celebrate December 25th each year.


This year, the Student Ministry challenged you to consider preparing for the commemoration of the birth of Jesus by using a “Reverse Advent Calendar Bag.” A Reverse Advent Calendar Bag is the idea of instead of receiving a surprise or small gift each day of Advent, you fill a shopping sized bag with small practical gifts for someone in need.


Rev. Turner found most of the items for her bag in her house; some items could be purchased affordably. You can make your bag personal with non-perishable foods, clothing or hygiene items; they were distributed in our local community through the Baileys Crossroads Shelter or ACCA Food Pantry, depending on their contents. We have bags with directions available in the church office and in the Fellowship Hall.


September 2017

A letter of gratitude received: 

Dear Ms. Carole, Ms. T.. Mr. Tom & United Baptist Church Youth ladies; 

On behalf of the Nurturing Parenting Program I would like to tell you how grateful we are for the wonderful spaghetti dinner with salad and garlic bread you provided to us Monday night (September 25, 2017) during the parenting program at Fairfax Church of Christ.  It was absolutely delicious.  Also, it was so smoothly and "effortlessly" done -- it's clear you are real professionals at doing such things.   Again, thank you for the incredible dinner and the brownies for dessert as it was done with finesse!  We at the Nurturing Parenting Program -- as well as the families attending the program -- are very appreciative of all your support. 

We hope to see all of you again soon for another delicious dinner and gathering.   

Sincerely,   

Debi Hackney Birney 
Fairfax County Department of Family Services
Nurturing Parenting Program


Summer 2017-Winter 2018

Flood Buckets of Love

During the summer our students enjoyed many activities--times of fellowship, Bible study and service. One of their service projects was to lead the church in collecting money for the Virginia Baptists Disaster Relief program. Specifically, they led a campaign to encourage our church to respond to the many devastating natural storms that took place during the summer last year through the Flood Buckets of Love program. Through your generous donations our church family is sending a check to the BGAV for $305.00.

As our Parish Nurse, Debbie Caffrey, who is also a Red Cross Nurse told us at the time, these clean up buckets were going to be needed for a very long time. BGAV Disaster Relief is always looking for Flood Buckets to be sure they are prepared for the need, when it occurs.

This is a tangible demonstration of our UBC Students’ spiritual gift of kindness, and your gift of generosity with a Holy Spirit attitude. We hope that you feel the peace and joy of making a difference for those in need.


July - August 2017

THANK YOU FOR LIVING “OUT LOUD” YOUR AUTHENTIC KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY! This summer, we collected almost 16 backpacks full of SCHOOL SUPPLIES to be given to local elementary school students whose families have difficulty providing them with the necessary items. The students sorted, packaged and delivered them to Westlawn and Braddock Elementary! You met a community need and probably enjoyed doing it! Thank you!  


June - July 2017

As you may have read in The Vision, our young people have been working on making about 200 summer themed sun-catchers for the past month.  They recently completed this part of their mission project. The second part of the project is to distribute these small gifts. They will work on this during the summer. This is a tangible demonstration of our UBC Students’ spiritual gifts of kindness. Their actions reached out to fill a need to those who are often forgotten within our community, with a Holy Spirit attitude.