What does εύνοια mean?
εύνοια is a Greek word meaning “beautiful thinking.”
Who are you?
εύνοια is UVa’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry. We are a community of Christian students at the University of Virginia dedicated to celebrating beauty, truth, and goodness on Grounds, in Charlottesville, and in the world. This passion is borne out of a desire to reflect our creator who created our beautiful world.
Does it cost?
Most of our events are free. Sometimes we have to charge a fee at the door to help defray costs for touring artists.
Where do you meet?
Most of our activities are held at the Garden located at the corner of JPA and Brandon Ave. (Note: Eunoia is the CIO that owns the Garden. Eunoia is not the name of the building, but the name of the CIO.)
What all do you offer?
See the “Get Involved” page for information about regular activities you can join. Along with these activities, throughout each semester, we participate in mission work, go on hiking trips, go apple picking in the Fall, host concerts at our building, help with alumni events and much more. Planned activities can be found on our calendar.
What makes you different from the other religious organizations on grounds?
It is important to the members of our community that our relevance on Grounds be more than our particular religious affiliation. We are a group of students dedicated to celebrating beauty, truth, and goodness in the world. Part of this celebration is seeking to become a patron of sorts. We have been blessed with a fantastic building in an easily accessible location. Our hope is that this space can become an epicenter for redemptive art and beautiful thinking that reflects the God we serve and the Gospel that is redeeming all things.
However, in many ways, this affiliation does shape the activities we offer. We attend both the Spring and Fall BCM conferences with other Virginia BCMs forming relationships with students at other universities. We also offer mission opportunities through and paid in part by the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.
Can only Baptists belong to Eunoia?
Absolutely not. All students are welcome in our community. You do not need to come from a certain Christian community. You do not need to be an artist. You only need to be hungry to see the Gospel change your life and this broken world.