University Baptist Church
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.
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.
The Sign Says
UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH COVID-19 PROTOCOL
FOR USE OF BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
For worship services and other formal and informal group gatherings, masks and six-foot distancing are required for all, whether or not vaccinated, including while singing and while speaking in-person during Joys & Concerns. Those speaking from the pulpit may remove their masks while speaking.
Tenants and others who are alone in their own offices do not need to wear masks.
Sanitizing hands and surfaces is strongly encouraged.
Masks and six-foot distancing are strongly encouraged; this includes singing.
Dear UBC Community,
With the ongoing COVID Omicron surge, the Council and other church leaders have decided to streamline in-person worship services through at least January to reduce the number of people required to be in the Sanctuary on Sundays. We will continue welcoming and providing safe-as-possible conditions for those who attend in person, and livestreaming will go on as planned.
We will also pause Forums until after Easter, with two important exceptions. We will use the all-on-Zoom format for a Mid-Year Budget Review on February 6 as well as an update on the THRIVE survey on February 27.
Here is a summary of worship plans for January:
Continue to hold services in the sanctuary for those who depend on attending in person.
Encourage people to make safe decisions, not to feel obligated to be at church if it’s not safe or comfortable.
Make adjustments to allow services to be held without ushers.
Pause choir for the rest of January and reassess in late January regarding February.
Explore availability of soloists and other volunteer musicians from the congregation to maintain music experience.
Continue to provide surgical masks for those who forget to bring a mask or want something safer than a cloth mask.
Encourage social distancing while seated in pews and otherwise.
Continue Joys and Concerns on Zoom.