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University Baptist & Brethren Church is a deeply and broadly Welcoming church, a unique combination of American Baptist and Brethren traditions.  The church traces its beginnings to 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.

Adding On

In 1968, the congregation was joined by a group from the Church of the Brethren and since that time we have been dually aligned with American Baptist Churches and the Church of the Brethren.

Moving Forward

UBBC has through the years combined a deep desire for worship, a faithful commitment to service, and an abiding spirit of community and fellowship in Christ. We are members of the Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists, and people from our community have been instrumental in building and sustaining a number of ecumenical and community ministries.  

You can learn more about our history in the booklet created for our 2022 Centennial: UBBC 1997 – 2022: Living Courageously into the Future.

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