Events

2020–2021

Upcoming Events

03 Sep

Move-In Day L(a)unch

3:00–5:00 p.m. Study Center

Move-In Day Lunch is an annual gathering that began in 1999. Each August since then, we’ve filled every square foot of the building with first years, transfer students, moms, dads, siblings, and sandwich fixings. This year, our welcome event needs to look a little different. While we are not able to pack our building full of people or serve up a tasty lunch buffet, we still want to welcome you to our building and to the Christian community at UVA.

04 Sep

Move-In Day L(a)unch

3:00–5:00 p.m. Study Center

Move-In Day Lunch is an annual gathering that began in 1999. Each August since then, we’ve filled every square foot of the building with first years, transfer students, moms, dads, siblings, and sandwich fixings. This year, our welcome event needs to look a little different. While we are not able to pack our building full of people or serve up a tasty lunch buffet, we still want to welcome you to our building and to the Christian community at UVA.

05 Sep

Move-In Day L(a)unch

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Study Center

07 Aug

Christianity in the Public Square

7:00–8:00 p.m. Zoom

The Study Center is partnering with the St. Anselm Institute of Catholic Thought and the Thomistic Institute to host Rusty R. Reno, editor of First Things magazine, as he delivers a lecture on Christianity in the Public Square.

23 Sep

National Book Launch: Reading While Black

8:00–9:00 p.m. Zoom Webinar

07 Oct

Politics and the Common Life

7:00 p.m. EST (6:00 p.m. CT) Zoom Webinar

We will discuss the nature of the challenges to faithful presence in politics today, including the difficulties of loving our neighbors across lines of partisan difference and the challenges of our increasingly polarized political culture. We will offer a real and hopeful vision of political engagement and prepare listeners for living together through, and beyond, the election season.

20 Oct

Professor and Pastor Event

6:00 p.m. Zoom Webinar

Join us for this conversation with Paul Harris, Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education and Pastor of Victory Church. We’ll hear about his journey into his roles both in church and academy. How did he get there? How did he discern his call to these places? How does his see his vocation worked out differently in each?

28 Jan

Reading with Bill: Peace Like a River

8:00 p.m. Zoom

Bill Wilder has been reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger and is eager to discuss it with a group. If you are looking for a book to read this winter, pick up a copy of Peace Like a River and prepare join Bill on January 28th to talk about it! Click here to learn more.

21 Jan

Reading with Fitz: Lord of the World

8:00 p.m. Zoom

Fitz has found another unique and interesting book he is excited to read with you all. Grab a copy of Lord of the World (a dystopian novel from 1907!) and prepare to join Fitz on January 21 at 8:00 p.m.

12 Feb

The Mauritanian: A Screening and Conversation

7:00 p.m. The Paramount Theater

The Mauritanian tells the true story of Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi, defense attorney Nancy Hollander, and military prosecutor Lt. Col. Stuart Couch. In the events depicted in the film, Col. Couch (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) is faced with a difficult moral decision. Join us for an advance screening of this film followed by a conversation with Col. Couch. How did his faith in Jesus Christ affect his actions and decisions in the events of this movie? Tickets are free and available on a first come, first served basis.

09 Mar

Soul Sabbath

9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Off-Grounds Retreat

You may feel like you've had plenty of “alone time” during these several months of pandemic, but pursuing the Lord in solitude is a different way to be alone. We will provide resources to guide you during this time, and we will be available for prayer or spiritual direction.

10 Apr

Anxiety, Depression, and Our Bodies

11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Study Center

God created both our physical bodies and our emotions. In this interactive workshop, professional counselors Ellen and Amie will talk about God's design and how our mental health and our physical bodies intersect. We will explore ways in which our physical bodies can alert us to our mental and emotional health, as well as some ways that we can help manage our anxiety and depression levels despite our circumstances.

25 Mar

Two Views: Just War & Pacifism

6:00 p.m. Study Center and Zoom

The 6th commandment says “Thou shalt not kill,” but are there exceptions? How should Christians think about violence, both nationally and personally? Are there times when violence is justified? Should Christians always abstain?

03 Mar

A Night With Bob Goff

8:30 p.m. (EST) Zoom

Join us to hear from Bob Goff about how he was inspired by his Christian faith to promote human rights and advocate for children's justice across the world. This event is open to all students.

03 Mar

Icons and the Presence of God in Worship

12:30 p.m. Study Center

Join Father Robert Holet to discuss icons and their role in worship. We will ask some basic questions about icons, such as: Does this violate the commandment against making images? We’ll also consider how icons function in the worshipping life of an orthodox church. Father Robert will discuss how an icon is a reminder, particularly in times of trouble, that God is looking at us, and He is with us.

24 Apr

Geology Theology

9:00 a.m. Meet at Bill’s home in Crozet

Standing on rocks that were once sand on an ancient seashore, the group will discuss Virginia’s tumultuous geological past, how long it took to happen, and how we should understand that story in light of the biblical and scientific evidence.

27 Apr

4th Year Dinner

6:00 p.m. Study Center deck/tent

Class of 2021, we want to celebrate you! Come by the Study Center on Tuesday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m. and let us feed you, reminisce with you, and tell you how proud we are of the work you’ve put in. It’s been our privilege to be part of God’s work in your life during your time at UVA, and we look forward to spending some time in fellowship looking back over the past four years and ahead to the next phase of your life. RSVP required.