Woven Together in love, We seek like Jesus, to serve God’s world Justly, Simply, Compassionately.
Sunday Morning Worship is held in person and via Zoom at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. To join UBBC for worship, email [email protected] for instructions
UBBC Centennial Celebration 1922 - 2022
2022 is an exciting year for the members and friends of University Baptist and Brethren Church - our beloved church is turning 100 years old. Click here to learn more!
Our 40th annual Alternative Christmas Fair will be live and online!
Save the dates: Live on December 4 from 10:30 am to 2 pm and Online from December 4 through December 18!
UBBC Welcomes You
Looking for a community of folks who share their questions about life and faith? Looking for worship that is informal, spiritual, has a variety of music, and welcomes all ages in leadership? Looking for people that take scripture seriously and welcome God’s Spirit moving in today’s world? Looking for a place to share your gifts and passions to make a difference in the community and the world? Then you might be looking for the people that make up University Baptist and Brethren Church.
You’ll find a welcoming group of people, a home where you can belong, and where you can grow in faith, love, courage, and compassion.
A Connecting Community
Relationships are important at UBBC. We deepen our spiritual journeys through our connections with God, one another and the world.
Life at UBBC
Worship is the heart of UBBC. Worship connects us to God, to one another, and prepares us to go back into the world. We gather at 9:30 am each Sunday to seek God, to sing and pray, to share and listen, and wait for the Spirit moving among us. Progressive in theology, we lean toward being traditional in our worship.
Spiritual growth happens throughout life for children, youth, and adults. We are intentional about Spiritual Formation at UBBC. We offer learning experiences that teach about the Bible, the mysteries of faith, the stories of Jesus, prayer, and putting our faith into action.
At UBBC we strive for music in worship to be "excellent and eclectic." You'll find everything from traditional, sacred choral music to folk hymns, and global music. Our Sanctuary is home to a Holtkamp pipe organ and Steinway Model M grand piano, and other instruments such as guitars, percussion and others can often be heard. Occasional Sunday evening Taizé services supplement Sunday morning worship.
Our Mission Statement
Woven Together in love,
We seek like Jesus
to serve God’s world
Believing that God’s unbounded love and grace are offered to all and meant to be shared and celebrated by all, we embrace persons of every age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnic and religious background, and economic means as vital and integral members of God’s family.
We welcome EVERYONE to participate in all aspects of the worship, membership and life of our church.
University Baptist & Brethren Church has established itself as a dynamic and progressive congregation since the April day in 1922 when a small group of people gathered to organize a Baptist Church in State College. The congregation — forty charter members — met in private homes and on campus until the first church building was dedicated in 1928.
411 South Burrowes Street
State College, PA 16801