SUNDAY MORNINGS

8:30 AM     Pancake & waffle breakfast in the Fellowship Hall

9:15 AM      Worship Service

10:45 AM    Bible Study Groups

11:00 AM    Cambodian & Vietnamese Worship Services

12:00 PM    Fellowship Lunch (1st & 3rd Sundays Only)

 
 

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
 
 
Where do I go? 
University Avenue Baptist Church is at 2305 University Avenue in Manoa. You may park in any available parking spot on Sundays. 
 
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 a.m. – 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 a.m. – 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
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