WELCOME TO UNIVERSITY AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH

 

Join Us This Sunday

 

SERVICE TIMES + DETAILS

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Beginning Sunday, March 22, and continuing until further notice, University Avenue Baptist Church worship services will be held remotely. Our weekly services are recorded and posted online. You can also listen to Pastor Chris’ sermon each Sunday on 99.5 FM at 10 AM. Our Bible Study Groups will also meet remotely. If you are interested in joining an online Bible Study Group, please contact us.

 
 
University Avenue Baptist Church is located at

2305 University Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96822

 

PHONE

(808) 947-5008

 

FAX

(888) 535-5901

 

EMAIL

office@universityavenuebaptist.org

 

OFFICE HOURS

 M-F, 9 AM-2:30 PM

 
 

CHURCH STAFF

 
 

MISSION

Our mission is to prepare every generation to change their world for Christ by:

Encouraging every believer to identify their oikos*;

Motivating every believer intentionally to engage their oikos;

Preparing every believer to both demonstrate and communicate their faith in Christ.

 

*oikos is a Greek term used to describe one’s extended household or circle of influence

SUNDAY MORNINGS

COVID-19 UPDATE

Beginning Sunday, March 22, and continuing until further notice, University Avenue Baptist Church worship services will be held remotely. Our weekly services are recorded and posted online. You can also listen to Pastor Chris’ sermon each Sunday on 99.5 FM at 10 AM. Our Bible Study Groups will also meet remotely. If you are interested in joining an online Bible Study Group, please contact us.

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

10:30 AM

VIETNAMESE SERVICE

10:45 AM

BIBLE STUDY GROUPS

11:00 AM

CAMBODIAN SERVICE

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 in the Koon Mission Building. We have classes for infants (room 4) and toddlers/preschoolers (room 2) during the worship service. 
 

10:45 AM- BIBLE STUDY GROUPS FOR ALL AGES

Classes for children, birth through sixth grade, are held in the Koon Mission Building, next to the Worship Center. Every class for children is led by 2 loving and qualified adults. 
 
Multiple classes for adults are held in both the Koon Mission Building and the Worship Center. Bible Study Group Guides can be found in each chair pocket in 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 in the Koon Mission Building. We have classes for infants and toddlers (room 3) and preschoolers (room 2) during the worship service.

What does the church believe?

The Triune Nature of God

God always has been and always will be. He created life and sustains life. He has no equal. He exists in 3 distinct and equal persons: the Father, the Son, and the Spirit.

The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God, relevant for daily living, and the final authority on all matters of faith.

Salvation

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 su icient payment for their sin.

Priesthood of the Believer

Each individual follower of Christ can go directly to God without the aid of any intermediary, and can, and should, read and interpret the Bible for him/herself without religious o icials dictating what to believe.

Baptism

Biblical baptism is:
– by immersion
– for the believer
-symbolic of the death and resurrection on the believer shares with Christ
– an act of obedience
– an act of worship

Lord’s Supper/Communion

This ordinance of the church is:
– for the believer
– symbolic
– an act of obedience – an act of worship

Autonomy of the Local Church

University Avenue Baptist Church is an autonomous body of Christ followers, operating through democratic processes under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and is voluntarily affiliated with Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) and numerous other partner institutions at the national and global level.
 
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.
 
MINISTRY TO CHILDREN
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. UABC kids are encouraged to be curious about God’s Story as they engage in hands-on missions education classes, Bible study groups, weekday small groups, multi-generational learning labs, and special events.
 

 

MINISTRY TO PRETEENS

Our preteen small group meets on the last Friday of each month at Dani Beth Crosby’s home. This group is for children in
4-6th grade and includes crafts, games, dessert, and a Bible study. We would love for your preteen to join us! 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 on the last Friday of each month 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.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS’ SMALL GROUP

Our middle school girls’ small group meets twice a month. This group is for girls in 6th-8th grades. Check our upcoming events page for our next small group meeting date. For more information about this small group, contact Dani Beth.

 

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. Complete the background check here.
 

COLLEGE MINISTRY

Our college small group meets every Wednesday evening from 7 PM-9 PM. For more information about this small group, contact Dani Beth or Meredith. On Sunday mornings, college students in our church family serve in various ministries or attend one of our adult Bible study groups.
 

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.
 

KHEMERAS CENTER (CAMBODIAN MINISTRY)

SUNDAY MORNINGS

9:15 AM – English Worship with UABC
10:30 AM – Contemporary Praise & Worship (Cambodian & international music)
11:00 AM – Sunday Sermon
12:00 PM – Luncheon (Genuine Khmer cooking)
 
English, French, and Cambodian languages are used at the Khemeras Center on Sunday mornings.
 

CONTACT PASTOR HONGLY KHUY

Phone: (808) 542-9353
 
 

SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY

J.O.Y. (Just Older Youth) Group, our monthly senior adult gathering, meets on the last Friday of each month at 10 AM. We hope you will join us for lunch and a special time together. This group is led by Ruthie and David Haitsuka.
 
 

EVENTS

COVID-19 UPDATE

Beginning Sunday, March 22, and continuing until further notice, University Avenue Baptist Church worship services will be held remotely. Our weekly services are recorded and posted online. You can also listen to Pastor Chris’ sermon each Sunday on 99.5 FM at 10 AM. Our Bible Study Groups will also meet remotely. If you are interested in joining an online Bible Study Group, please contact us. All other ministry events have been cancelled until further notice.

KEIKI CAMP
June 2-6
 
YOUTH CAMP
July 8-12
 
SPORTS CAMP
July 20-24
 

JUAREZ MISSION TRIP

October 7-10
 
 
 

SERMONS & RESOURCES


Mar 22, 2020
The Story Continues (John 1:10-18)
Series: SERMONS
Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
WatchNotesDownloadDateTitle
  • Mar 22, 2020The Story Continues (John 1:10-18)
    Mar 22, 2020
    The Story Continues (John 1:10-18)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Mar 15, 2020A Voice For God (John 1:19-34)
    Mar 15, 2020
    A Voice For God (John 1:19-34)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, SEnior Pastor
  • Mar 8, 2020In The Beginning (John 1:1-5)
    Mar 8, 2020
    In The Beginning (John 1:1-5)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Mar 1, 2020The Gospel According To John (John 20:30-31)
    Mar 1, 2020
    The Gospel According To John (John 20:30-31)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Feb 23, 2020It’s a Wonderful Life (John 1:40-42)
    Feb 23, 2020
    It’s a Wonderful Life (John 1:40-42)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Feb 16, 2020The Story of Hell (Luke 16:19-31)
    Feb 16, 2020
    The Story of Hell (Luke 16:19-31)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Feb 9, 2020The Importance of One (John 1:45-46 & Matthew 13:45-46)
    Feb 9, 2020
    The Importance of One (John 1:45-46 & Matthew 13:45-46)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Feb 2, 2020Healing the Paralytic (Luke 5:17-26)
    Feb 2, 2020
    Healing the Paralytic (Luke 5:17-26)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor
  • Jan 26, 2020The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
    Jan 26, 2020
    The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Jim Grant, Guest Speaker
  • Jan 19, 2020Who’s Your One (Matthew 4:18-22)
    Jan 19, 2020
    Who’s Your One (Matthew 4:18-22)
    Series: SERMONS
    Dr. Chris Irving, Senior Pastor

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GIVING TO UABC

 
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