WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Join Us This Sunday

 

SERVICE TIMES + DETAILS

 

 

ABOUT US

 
 

2305 University Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

Phone: (808) 947-5008

 

Fax: (808) 535-5901

 

Email: office@universityavenuebaptist.org

 

Office Hours: M-F, 9 AM-2:30 PM

 

Church Staff

 
 

SUNDAY MORNINGS

WHAT TO EXPECT

Welcome! We hope you will join us this Sunday. Below you will find information about our weekly Sunday activities. If you have more questions about our church, do not hesitate to contact us
 

SCHEDULE

 

8:30 AM

BREAKFAST

9:15 AM

WORSHIP SERVICE

10:45 AM

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

11:00 AM

CAMBODIAN & VIETNAMESE SERVICES

12:00 PM

FELLOWSHIP LUNCH (1ST & 3RD SUNDAYS ONLY)
 
8:30 AM – Breakfast
A pancake and waffle breakfast is made each Sunday morning in the Fellowship Hall, below the Worship Center. From the parking lot, you can enter the Fellowship Hall by walking down the external stairs. The Fellowship Hall is wheelchair accessible on the other side of the Worship Center. 
 
9:15 AM- Worship Service & Preschool Classes
Our weekly worship service is held in the Worship Center. The main entrance for the Worship Center faces University Avenue. Classes for children, ages 0-6, are offered during the worship service. We have a nursery for infants and classes for toddlers (ages 2-3) and preschoolers (ages 3-6). The nursery is in Koon Mission Building, room 4. Our toddler class meets in Koon Mission Building, room 3, and our preschool class meets in  Koon Mission Building, room 2. 
 
10:45 AM- Bible Study Groups For All Ages 
This summer, youth and adults are invited to a large group seminar series on the book of James. This series include large group instruction and small group discussion. Our summer seminar series meets from 10:45 AM-11:45 AM in the church sanctuary. An additional adult Bible study group, studying the book of John, meets in the Fellowship Hall. Our senior adult women’s Bible study group meets in room 4 of the Worship Center.
 
Classes for children, birth through sixth grade, are held in the Koon Mission Building, next to the Worship Center. 
 
 
Where do my children go?
Children are an important part of UABC! School-aged children are invited to participate in the church service. Classes for children, ages 0-6, are offered during the worship service. We have a nursery for infants and classes for toddlers (ages 2-3) and preschoolers (ages 3-6). The nursery is in Koon Mission Building, room 4. Our toddler class meets in Koon Mission Building, room 3, and our preschool class meets in  Koon Mission Building, room 2. 
 
What does the church believe?

Baptists have much in common with other Christians. In fact, we have more in common with other Christians than most people imagine. In agreement with faithful Christians around the world, we believe that:

God always has been and always will be. He created life and sustains life. He has no equal. He exists in three distinct and equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit. This reality is often referred to as the Trinity. We believe in One God, co-equal, eternal and creator of all. He is an unchanging Father who passionately desires a relationship with all people.

Jesus Christ has always been and yet lived on earth during the first century A.D. Throughout His earthly life, he was completely God and completely human. After living a perfect, sinless life, Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for every human being who has ever lived by dying on a cross. He remained in the grave for three days and then defeated sin and death by rising from the tomb. He then ascended to Heaven and will return to earth one day to reign as King.

The Holy Spirit is an equal part of the Trinity. He works in the world to make all people understand their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer upon his or her faith in Jesus Christ. The Spirit gives us the strength to live a life that pleases God.

The Bible reveals to us God’s character, His plans, and His purpose for our lives. Each book was written by ordinary men who wrote under the direction of the Holy Spirit. More than a “how to” book, the Bible is a love letter that can be completely trusted. It is the source of final authority in our lives. All statements of belief, including this one, are secondary to, and should be examined in light of, Scripture. We believe the Bible is the complete written word of God and is without error. The Holy Scriptures reveal God’s nature and purpose and has the power to lead us to an eternal relationship with our Creator. The appropriate lens through which we understand scripture is the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. Scripture cannot be interpreted independently of either Jesus Christ or the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Humans have been made in the image of God to have fellowship with Him, but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, humanity is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts. Apart from Jesus, all humanity is spiritually dead.

Salvation is out of our own reach. Our disobedient nature has eternally separated us from our Creator. No matter how hard we try, we can never earn our way back into God’s presence. Our only hope is to trust Jesus as God’s solution for our disobedience. We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin.  Therefore, salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.

The most comprehensive confession of faith in which most University Avenue members would find agreement is the 1963 Baptist Faith & Message
MINISTRIES
 

FAMILY MINISTRY

LEARNING TOGETHER
UABC is a multi-generational church on purpose! There is so much we can learn from one another, as we grow together. One of the ways we practice learning together is through our Wednesday evening short-term gatherings. Learn more about our latest multi-generational learning experience.
 
SHARING LIFE
 
 
 
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Our goal is to help families connect the dots! Parents are the primary caretaker of a child’s faith. We want to come alongside parents as they weave faith conversations into everyday, ordinary moments throughout the week. UABC has incredible Bible study group leaders for kids–leaders who love and lead kids to know God better–but, beyond church ministry programming, we want to equip and empower families to create an atmosphere of wonder for God in their homes. If you are not currently receiving our weekly Connecting The Dots At Home email and would like to, please contact Dani Beth and she will put you on the mailing list!
 
Learn more about the UABC Children’s Ministry.
 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Kids are a valued part of our church family! We believe the church is a place where kids are always welcome and can lead. As a multi-generational congregation, children are provided many opportunities to learn and serve alongside different age groups during the worship service, weekday ministry opportunities, and special events.
 
We take your child’s safety very seriously. Before serving any child, children’s ministry volunteers must pass a criminal background check. Each kids’ group is led by at minimum of 2 adults at all times.
 
The kids’ ministry team is a trained group of adults who are passionate about the spiritual formation of children. We seek to encourage kids to identify their oikos, empower them to engage their oikos, and equip them to talk about who God is and who He has called them to be. Children are encouraged to be curious about God’s Story as they engage in hands-on missions education classes, Sunday School, Awana Club, weekday Bible studies, and special events.
 

PRETEEN GIRLS’ BIBLE STUDY

This summer, our preteen girls will meet each Monday night from 6:30 PM-9 PM at Dani Beth Crosby’s home to study the book of Ephesians. If you have a daughter who has completed 4th-6th grade, we would love for her to join us! Preteen group includes a Bible study, craft, games, dessert, and more. Contact Dani Beth for more information.
 

VOLUNTEER

Interested in serving in the children’s ministry at UABC? Contact Dani Beth Crosby, Family and Communications Minister, at danibeth@universityavenuebaptist.org for more information. Complete our criminal background check form
 

YOUTH MINISTRY

Our Mission is to nurture our faith community in which youth are CONNECTED as an active and integrated part of the church body; and to CHALLENGE and EMPOWER youth to become disciples and servants of Jesus Christ. All students (grades 7-12) are welcome to join our Youth Sunday School from 10:45 AM-11:45 AM in Room 3 of the Worship Center on Sunday mornings.
 

YOUTH NIGHT

Join us every Friday night this summer at 6 PM for Youth Night. Each week is different, so contact Brent for details. Youth Night is for students who have completed 6th-12th grades.
 

SUNDAYS FOR STUDENTS

This summer, youth are joining our adult Bible study groups for our Summer Seminar Series on the book of James. During the school year, all students (grades 7-12) are welcome to join our Youth Sunday School from 10:45 AM-11:45 AM in Room 3 of the Worship Center.
 

STUDENT SAFETY

We take your children’s safety seriously. In order to provide the best environment for children all adults, both employed and volunteer, who work with minors must be screened and undergone a criminal background check prior to beginning work. To complete the background check which will be sent to our office please login here.
 

INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY

UABC is a multi-cultural, multi-generational church located less than a mile from the University of Hawai’i. Over 1,700 international students and scholars from over 200 countries have come to study at U.H. There are many physical and relational needs international students have upon arriving to a new place. As a church body, we want to make these students feel welcomed, provide opportunities for relationships, and invite them to join us in exploring God’s Story. Learn how you can get involved here.
 

DEAF MINISTRY

Worship Service (Interpreted) – 9:15 AM

Deaf Bible Study – 10:45 AM (Koon Mission Building, Room 6)

 

WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL MINISTRY

 

APPLY:

 

TOUR:

 

COST:

2 Year-Old Student Cost
8:30 AM-11:30 AM – $800
8:30 AM-2:30 PM – $830
8:30 AM-5:30 PM – $860
 
3 & 4 Year Old Student Cost
8:30 AM-11:30 AM – $700
8:30 AM-2:30 PM – $730
8:30 AM-5:30 PM – $760
 
Childcare is available from 7:00 AM-8:30 AM at no extra cost.
 

CONTACT:

Phone: (808) 947-6679
 
E-mail Napualani Niau-Puhipau, Director
 
 
 

RESOURCES

 

May 6, 2018
Mercy Mystery: Tale of Two Cities (Jonah 1-4, Ephesians 1-4)
Series: Winter 2018

Dani Beth Crosby

Jonah 1-4, Ephesians 1-4

WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • May 6, 2018Mercy Mystery: Tale of Two Cities (Jonah 1-4, Ephesians 1-4)
    May 6, 2018
    Mercy Mystery: Tale of Two Cities (Jonah 1-4, Ephesians 1-4)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Dani Beth Crosby

    Jonah 1-4, Ephesians 1-4

  • Apr 29, 2018Teach Me To Number My Days (Psalm 90:12)
    Apr 29, 2018
    Teach Me To Number My Days (Psalm 90:12)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Richard Brunson

    Psalm 90:12

  • Apr 15, 2018Acts 3:1-11
    Apr 15, 2018
    Acts 3:1-11
    Series: Winter 2018

    Brent K. Young

    Acts 3:1-11

  • Apr 1, 2018Of First Importance (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
    Apr 1, 2018
    Of First Importance (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Robert Miller

    1 Corinthians 15:3-8

  • Mar 18, 2018Dead Does Not Have To Be The Same For Everyone (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12)
    Mar 18, 2018
    Dead Does Not Have To Be The Same For Everyone (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Patrick Walsh

    Ecclesiastes 9:1-12

     

  • Mar 18, 2018Spider Webs & Snakebites: Thoughts on the 4th Sunday of Lent (Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21)
    Mar 18, 2018
    Spider Webs & Snakebites: Thoughts on the 4th Sunday of Lent (Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Tony Traughber

    Numbers 21:4-9, John 3:14-21

     

  • Mar 4, 2018Righteous Indignation (John 2:13-22, Matthew 21:12-13 , Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46)
    Mar 4, 2018
    Righteous Indignation (John 2:13-22, Matthew 21:12-13 , Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Brent K. Young

    John 2:13-22, Matthew 21:12-13 , Mark 11:15-17, Luke 19:45-46

     
  • Feb 25, 2018Restore (Galatians 5:13-26, 6:1-10)
    Feb 25, 2018
    Restore (Galatians 5:13-26, 6:1-10)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Craig Webb

    Galatians 5:13-26, 6:1-10

  • Feb 18, 2018Full Of His Glory (Isaiah 6:1-8)
    Feb 18, 2018
    Full Of His Glory (Isaiah 6:1-8)
    Series: Winter 2018

    Dani Beth Crosby

    Isaiah 6:1-8

  • Feb 11, 2018Deacon Testamonies
    Feb 11, 2018
    Deacon Testamonies
    Series: Winter 2018

    Art Nishimura, Dan Tom, Karen Jolly, & Dick Bento

    Mark 9:2-9, Isaiah 25:1, 2 Corinthians 3:16-4:6, 1 John 3:1-3

UPCOMING EVENTS

A.S.K. PRAYER GROUP
Each Monday at 6:15 PM
UABC Sanctuary 
 
PRETEEN GIRLS’ GROUP
Each Monday at 6:30 PM
For girls who have completed 4-6 grade
 
YOUTH NIGHT
Each Friday at 6 PM
Contact Brent for Details
For students who have completed 6-12 grade
 
JOY GROUP
Friday, June 22
10 AM
Fellowship Hall
 
SUMMER BOOK CLUB
A Book Discussion Group For Women
Saturday, June 23
 
CHURCH FAMILY BEACH DAY
Sunday, June 24
Ala Moana Beach Park (near lifeguard stand 1E, Magic Island side)
12 PM-4 PM
 
BEGINNER’S SPANISH CLASS
July 1
6 PM
Worship Center Room 1
 
OHANA CAMP
July 6-8
Pu’u Kahea Conference Center
 
YOUTH CAMP
July 6-8
Pu’u Kahea Conference Center
 
CHURCH FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Friday, July 20, 7 PM-9 PM
UABC Sanctuary
 
SUMMER BOOK CLUB
A Book Discussion Group For Women
Saturday, June 23
 
JUAREZ MISSION TRIP
October 3-6
 
 

GIVING TO UABC

 
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Text Giving

 
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NOTE: The default for text giving is the UABC General Fund. If you would like to give to another fund, include the first word of the fund name after your gift amount (e.g. $50 Hamama, $50 Sue, $50 Juarez, etc.).