Welcome to UBC


Welcome to University Baptist Church (UBC), adjacent to the University of Minnesota in historic Dinkytown. Throughout this website and at UBC, you will be able to see our intentional focus on inclusion, justice-seeking and peace-making.  We are intrigued and captured by the challenge and whimsey of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and seek to live out this Good News in our individual and collective lives.

Our mission at UBC is to be a loving and inclusive community seeking faith, joy and action nurtured by the biblical traditions, the teachings of Christ, and God's continuing revelation.


Until further notice, UBC's Sunday services will be available online:

UBC Joys and Concerns / Worship are held on zoom with each meeting ID sent out in the weekly email. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the email list. (9:00 Joys and Concerns; 10:00 worship). Sunday services will also be on Facebook Live. View the livestream on the UBC Facebook page every Sunday.  Click here to view this Sunday's bulletin.




March 25, 2020

Dear members and friends of University Baptist Church:

This afternoon the Minnesota Governor issued an executive order enacting “shelter in place”, effective Friday, March 27 at 11:59pm thru Friday April 10 at 11:59pm.  As a result, the UBC building will be closed and locked during this time. In order to slow down transmission of this pandemic, we expect no activity in the building and we are restricting access to the building until Saturday, April 11 at noon.  If you need to pick up any essential items from the UBC building, please do so by Friday night, March 27th. Once we have been given the all-clear by the Governor, our staff will return, clean the building and grant access to tenants, members and staff.  

As tempting as it is to come back to the building during this time of quarantine, we respectfully request that you follow the Governor’s protocol so that we can best flatten the curve of this deadly virus.  We know this is difficult for all of us.We know we can pull together to keep ourselves and our community as safe and healthy as possible.

Our services will continue to be broadcast on Sundays, but we won't be able to use our beautiful sanctuary as a backdrop. Instead, we will use our God-given creativity and ingenuity to worship even during this scary time. Keep in (virtual) touch with each other and look forward to the day when we can all live in better health.

Blessings and Peace,

The Rev. Douglas M. Donley, UBC Pastor

Jean Lubke, UBC President

Pat Mavity, UBC Building Manager



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