One of the distinctions of University Baptist Church is the way we make
a difference in our community and our world. Here are just a few ways
we are giving hope to a hurting world.
We help our neighbors by meeting their needs in times of crisis.
Good Samaritan Food Pantry -- "When I was
hungry, you gave me food." We are the proud host site for this
wonderful cooperative effort of the churches of the Carbondale
Interfaith Council. Dozens of families are helped weekly.
University Baptist Church Clothes Closet --
"When I was naked, you gave me clothes." We stock the largest clothes
closet in the area, giving away clothes to whoever has a need. We have
been able to help people who have been burned out of their homes, have
helped people during natural disasters, and even have shipped clothes
overseas to meet global needs.
University Baptist Church Medical Equipment Loan Closet
-- this modest ministry offers the loan of select medical equipment
items such as crutches, walkers, canes, and the like to individuals in
the community who might benefit from the short-term use of these items.
Recognizing that Southern Illinois University ranks among the top ten
Universities in the nation in enrollment of international students, we
are reaching out to the world from our very doorstep.
International Student Loan Closet -- in
cooperation with Southern Illinois University, we operate a special
loan closet containing household items that international students are
unable to bring with them from home. Kitchen utensils, small
appliances, and household items are made available to international
students as the need arises.
International Student Wives Ministry --
every Thursday afternoon, international student wives gather here at
University Baptist for a program of singing, Bible Study, English as a
Second Language, sewing, and many other activities. Refreshments are
served by the churches of the Nine Mile Baptist Association.
While active locally, University Baptist keeps the whole world in view.
Mission Trips -- in recent years we have
assisted members of the church in medical/dental mission projects in
Mission Support -- as a part of the Southern
Baptist Convention, University Baptist Church supports the largest
missionary sending organization in the world. Many of our members also
support the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship through designated