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What’s it like to visit UBC?

Jesus describes the Kingdom of God as a great banquet where all are welcomed. We hope you get a taste of that when you visit UBC. Old or young, dressed in a suit or sporting your most comfortable bluejeans, a long-time follower of Jesus or new to the faith–whoever you are, however you come, we hope you feel welcomed among us.

What’s your Sunday morning schedule?

People begin gathering around coffee pots around 9:30 every Sunday morning. Bible study classes begin at 9:45 for all ages, including our Godly Play program for children. We worship together as a church family at 11:00 (we have a nursery for our youngest children and extended session for preschoolers who leave worship following our morning children’s sermon).

What sort of Baptists are you?

You ordain women as deacons and ministers? You follow the Christian year in your patterns of worship? What sort of Baptists are you? It’s not uncommon for first time visitors to wonder about our Baptist identity. We partner nationally with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (we are proud to say we are one of only three denominations in the United States led by a woman) and in the state we partner with the churches of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi. We also are a supporting congregation of the Baptist World Alliance.

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We are located in midtown Hattiesburg at 3200 Arlington Loop–about four blocks West of Forest General Hospital and three blocks south of the University of Southern Mississippi. Our campus is surrounded by the University Heights Neighborhood.

What if I have more questions?

Feel free to call or email any of our staff members, they’re always happy to talk to you about life at UBC (or click the Contact menu on this website). If you visit us in worship, we encourage you to fill-out a visitor’s card and drop it in the offering plate so we can tell you more about our church family.