Fountain United Brethren in Christ Church is a rural congregation located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, approximately 20 miles south-west of Cumberland, MD. We are looking for a pastor who will experience our next season of fruitful ministry with us.

Our next pastor will possess a shepherd’s heart, be an active member of the community, and engage well with all generations. Excellent communication and people skills are essential. Experience in helping people relate their faith to their daily lives and develop their gifts for service and leadership will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA and participate in denominational activities.

Fountain United Brethren in Christ is a congregation of approximately 150 people. We are financially stable and have modern facilities which will enable growth. We are a welcoming church with friendly people who help make the church feel like home.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

Orrstown United Brethren in Christ Church is a rural congregation within close proximity to the I-81 corridor in south-central Pennsylvania. We are looking for a pastor who will encourage the congregation to evangelize the community and obey the Great Commission.

Our next pastor will possess a shepherd’s heart and be an effective leader/administrator. The ability to minister effectively with people experiencing conflict and crisis is essential. Wisdom and experience in drawing people to Christ will be a benefit. It is also expected that this individual will maintain professional ministerial credentials with the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, USA.

Orrstown Church is a congregation of approximately 50 committed, long-term people who are loyal and always willing to help others in need. We are located in a rapidly growing region, are financially stable, and have facilities with plenty of room for growth.

If this sounds like something for which God has been preparing you, please send a copy of your resume, a cover letter, and a current photo to bishop@ub.org.

As part of the NAE Financial Health initiative, Brian Kluth, national spokesperson, will travel to over 100 cities across America on the Bless Your Pastor Tour to encourage greater financial health and generosity of churches and pastors.

Emmanuel UB church in Fort Wayne, Ind., will host one of these events.

Date: Friday, June 4
Time: 2-4 pm (doors open at 1:30)
Location: Emmanuel Community Church 12222 W US-24, Fort Wayne, IN 46814

The cost is free. You can register here.

We’re looking forward to an exciting National Conference July 14-17 in Fort Wayne, Ind. Registrations arrive every day. As of Friday, May 7, the in-person registrations included 121 families and 42 individuals. In addition, 3 families and 9 individuals had registered to attend online.

To register, go here.

To help prepare people for the conference, Bishop Todd Fetters will lead three Zoom meetings–on May 24, 25, and 27. He will discuss the business meeting and other aspects of the conference, and a representative of the Nominating Committee will present their report.

Here are the times:

  • Monday, May 24 @ 11:00 am
  • Tuesday, May 25 @ 11:00 am
  • Thursday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm

You must register. Prior to the online session, you will receive an email with the link for connecting to the Zoom meeting.

You can register for a Zoom meeting here.

These churches are currently in need of a senior pastor.

  • Orrstown UB (Orrstown, Pa.)
  • Sunfield UB church (Sunfield, Mich.)
  • Fountain UB church (Keyser, W. Va.)
  • Mt. Hermon UB church (Pomeroy, Ohio)
  • Salem UB church (Chambersburg, Pa.)
  • Corunna UB church (Corunna, Ind.).
  • The Heights UB church (East Liverpool, Ohio)
  • Mount Hope (Carson City, Mich.)

If you are interested in any of these positions, please complete a Minister’s Profile form and submit it to:

Todd Fetters, bishop
United Brethren National Office
302 Lake Street
Huntington, IN 46750

Updated May 6, 2021

First UB of New Castle, Pa., erected a steeple atop the church in honor of Rev. David Bell, who pastored the church for 28 years. Bell died in September 2018 of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The church held a dedication service for the steeple in April. Ann Bell, Dave’s widow, attended along with 33 other family members. Rev. Marc Stephenson, the current pastor, presented to her a collection of memories assembled by members of the congregation.

Read the article about the steeple in the New Castle News.