Plan a Visit
We’re So Glad You’re Here!
Thank you for your interest in visiting UBC. We would love to have you as our guest during one of our gatherings. We know that it takes boldness to check out a new place for the first time, so our sincere desire is to help you feel welcome, comfortable, and informed. Though you walk in feeling new, we pray you’ll walk out feeling home.
Our two weekly gathering times happen on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Here is our schedules for both:
9:30am–10:30am – Community groups for all ages
10:45am–12:15pm – Corporate worship gathering
6:00pm–7:00pm – Adult discipleship courses
6:00pm–7:15pm – UBC Kids
6:00pm–7:30pm – CHAOS student ministry
Let Us Know You’re Coming!
We encourage you to email us in advance to let us know of your visit. The following information will help us best be prepared to receive you:
The names and ages of all who will be visiting
The gathering time that you will attending
Any specific questions or special needs you may have
Our email is: [email protected]
What to Expect When you Pull In the Parking Lot
Look for our street sign. Our building is a couple hundred yards off the street, so you will find us by seeing our sign. Our main parking is to the left of the buidling and our main entrance is on the front left side of the building. If you need handicap access, we have a number of designated spaces in the front of the building. These will give you access to our sactuary without stairs.
Our address is 4125 Riverview Ave, Middletown, Ohio 45042.
What to Expect When you Enter the Building
For a Sunday visit, you will be greeted at the main entrance and directed to our Welcome Center where another greeter will be ready to help you find your place. If you are here for community group hour, the greeter will suggest a group for you to visit and escort you there. If you have children or students, the greeter will also help you get them where they need to be. Our UBC Kids ministry has a check-in desk for the safety and security of that area. So if you have children, it would be wise to arrive 10-15 minutes early. If you arrive only for the corporate worship gathering and need nursery care for your small children, a greeter will also be able to help you at that time.
What to Expect During a Sunday Worship Gathering
Our worship gatherings are simple, casual, and sincere. They feel like family because we have an even mix of generations and rely on relational interaction much more that fancy production. We strive to be big on authenticity and substance and not big on trappings and excess. These times feel serious but not stuffy, joyful but not frivilous, and comfortable but not careless. They are built around the three unique kinds of speach of God’s people: prayer, praise, and preaching. Our prayers are earnest expressions of humble dependence. Our praise is not fancy or showy but concerned with voices and hearts being lifted up together. Our sermons are about faithfully proclaiming God’s Word with real substance that will feed your soul in a way that is engaging and understandable. A worship gathering is typically an hour and a half long with messages that last about forty-five minutes.
What to Expect on a Wednesday Evening
You are also welcome to check us out for the first time on a Wednesday evening. This is our time to have specifically targeted ministries that we would love for you and you family to experience. We do not typically have a greeter system in place on Wednesdays, but that’s okay because it’s not hard to figure out where to go. We have signage all over our building that will direct you anywhere you need to go. Plus, if you let us know in advance that you are coming, we will be ready to receive you. Here are the main things you should know about Wednesdays: Our adult discipleship courses and kids ministries happen downstairs and our student ministry happens upstairs in the Family Life Center.