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?

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.

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.

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-Ground 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.

19 Mar

Lead Like You Were Meant To

2:30 p.m. Study Center and Zoom

This small group will explore ways to lead intentionally by becoming more aware of how you are showing up physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. We'll uncover some of the most common barriers to brave leadership and highlight tools to overcome them. Led by Marta McKinnon and Ethan Hightower.

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?

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.

17 Apr

Geology & Theology

Morning Hiking Trail