Coping with COVID, Part 2: Benevolence


Guided by Christ, we build relationships to transform lives and our community through divine love in action.  – UBC Vision Statement

In response to the current pandemic, University Baptist Church has expanded its benevolence program to provide financial assistance to those affected by COVID-19. We believe the mission of the church in general, and UBC Austin specifically, is to serve, assist, and encourage the members of the church as well as “to preach the good news, bind up the brokenhearted, free those who are captives, and proclaim the Year of God’s presence” (Isaiah 61:1-2a). With this mission in mind, we are taking action to share God’s love with those who have experienced the loss, trauma, and stress of financial emergencies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are living in the Austin area and have lost income or face unexpected expenses because of the pandemic, we invite you to request assistance with rent, utilities, medical bills, and similar expenses. We can provide up to $500 per applicant. Payments will be made directly to your landlord, utility company, or other creditor.

To apply, please email the following information to

  1. Your name and contact information
  2. A brief statement about your need
  3. The amount of assistance you are requesting
  4. A copy of the bill or lease showing the name and address where the bill should be paid

Requests will be evaluated confidentially by the UBC COVID-19 Response Team.

May God protect and bless you in these difficult days.


If you know someone in need, we encourage you to forward this information to them.

Also, if you are able, please consider donating to the UBC Benevolence Fund so we can continue helping others. You can mail a check to the church or donate online at Be sure to specify that your contribution is for the Benevolence Fund.

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