uWorship Weekend: a Baptist AllState event
Columbia First Baptist Church
uWorship Weekend (a Baptist AllState event) is a fun weekend filled with music, community, and worship! It has been a ministry of the SC Baptist Convention’s Worship & Music Office for over 40 years!
Chorus, Orchestra and Worship Band: Students grades 9-College
Middle School Worship Choir: Students grades 6-8
New students begin the process by registering for the weekend. High school students will need to submit an audition video highlighting their abilities. Once selected, students are invited to attend uWorship Weekend for the weekend. As an audition only opportunity, this event draws some of the most gifted students who have a desire to grow in their faith and use their abilities for Jesus.
A Vision for 2023 and beyond
The expressed goal of uWorship Weekend: a Baptist AllState event is to provide an opportunity to raise up the next generation of worshipers and worship leaders in South Carolina churches. This event has always been a collaborative effort among state workers, worship leaders, churches, parents, and students. Our hope is that by partnering with the three Baptist colleges in South Carolina, we can give students a snapshot of how they can continue their training at the collegiate level.
STEP 1 – Registration
REGISTRATION: Deadline 11/21/2022 Be sure to submit your registration to be a part of this great weekend!
ONLINE at: uWorship Weekend Online Registration
PDF Registration Forms: uWorship AllState Weekend Registration Forms
STEP 2 – Audition
AUDITIONS: Required for Chorus, Orchestra and Worship Band
– Auditions are not needed for Middle School Worship Choir
– Returnees for Chorus and Orchestra will not need to re-audition. Worship Band will need to audition each year!
– New high school/college participants will need to audition for Chorus, Orchestra and/or Worship Band
DEADLINE: audition videos need to be submitted by Monday, November 21st.
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: You may audition for multiple groups and parts. If you are required to audition, your video music include:
- Your Name, Church Name
- What part or instrument you are auditioning for, how long you have played your instrument
- You playing or singing your part with the “See A Victory” split track.
- Additional needs for Orchestra and Worship Band are included in this pdf file: uWorship Audition Requirements.
STEP 3 – Payment
Payments are not due until December.
AllState Chorus, Orchestra, & Worship Band:
Student – $120.00; Chaperone – $60.00
Middle School Worship Choir:
Student – $80.00; Chaperone – $45.00
$50.00 deposit due by 1/7/2023
Mail By Check: uWorship Payment pdf
ONLINE by Credit Card: available at a later date
We require one adult chaperone for each 6 participants on campus. Chaperones must be 21 years or older.
CHAPERONE BACKGROUND SCREENING:
Anyone that is attending Baptist AllState event that is 18 years or older MUST complete a security screening in order to attend. This includes students that are 18 or will be 18 by the time they come to Baptist AllState. Link to the screening will be added in November.
Housing arrangements (if needed) are by your group leader. Hotels options will be on the website at a later date.
- 3:00-5:30 pm - Registration and Check-In
- 5:30 pm - Dinner & Orientation
- 6:30-8:30 pm - Rehearsals
- 8:30 pm - Worship
- 9:30 pm - Nightlife
- 10:00 pm - Dismiss to hotels
Friday, Jan 27th
- 9:00 am - Morning Rally
- 9:30 am - Devotion/Quiet Time
- 10:00 am - Rehearsals
- 12:00 pm - Lunch
- 1:00-2:00 pm - Breakout #1
- 2-4:00 pm - Afternoon Rehearsal
- 4-5:00 pm - Breakout #2
- 5-7:00 pm - HS - DINNER BREAK (Dinner on your own)
- 5:00 pm - Middle School Worship Choir - Final Concert
- 6:30 pm - Middle School Worship Choir - dismissed
- 7:00 pm - AllState Joint rehearsal
- 8:30 pm - Worship
- 9:30 pm - Nightlife
- 10:00 pm - Adjourn
Saturday, Jan 28th
- Morning Worship - AllState Groups will lead morning worship at a local Columbia church
- LUNCH - provided at local church
- 1:30 pm - Final Sound Check
- 3:00 pm - AllState Chorus, Orchestra, & Worship Band Final Concert