Persons who attended the September 2018 UB History Course held at the United Brethren National Office in Huntington, Ind.

NOTE: Due to the coronavirus crisis, the in-person courses on March 30-31 will not occur. However, the UB History course will be held those days via Zoom conferencing. Bob Bruce will teach the course for everyone. Email Cathy Reich for instructions.

UB History Course

The UB History Course is held periodically in regional locations. Two classes are scheduled for March 2020. Both will be held in conjunction with the Idea to Action Symposium.

Huntington, Ind.

Date: 3-6 pm Monday, March 30, and 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday, March 31

Location: Habecker Dining Commons at Huntington University (Huntington, Ind.).

Instructor: Rev. Robert Bruce

Harrisburg, Pa.

Date: 3-6 pm Monday, March 30, and 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Tuesday, March 31

Location: Devonshire UB church, Harrisburg, Pa.

Instructor: Dr. Daryl Elliott

The United Brethren History Course is a requirement for ministerial licensing in the United Brethren denomination. However, people who just want to learn more about United Brethren history are welcome to take the course. The course is held periodically in regional settings. For United Brethren ministers, the course qualifies for 12 credit hours.

Laypersons, especially local church leaders (board chairpersons and members, lay delegates, etc.), are encouraged to attend. It’s valuable to have an understanding about United Brethren history.


The cost is:

  • $200, if you are seeking a ministerial license. There is a $50 discount if you pay fully in advance of the class, making your cost just $150.
  • $100 for everyone else.


Required Books

In addition to the registration fee, you will need a copy of three books:

Trials and Triumphs,” a history of the United Brethren church.

All for Christ,” volumes 1 and 2, a history of the UB church focused on the years 1981-2017.

Each book is $14.95 plus shipping.

You can order the books from the national office. You MUST have copies for the class. Order by calling toll-free: 888-622-3019, ext 311. Or order a copy with your registration form.


Course payment can be sent to:

United Brethren in Christ
302 Lake Street
Huntington, Ind. 46750

Make checks payable to “UBIC.”

Direct any questions to Cathy Reich, Administrative Assistant.

Book payment can be sent to: 302 Lake St., Huntington, IN 46750. Make checks payable to “Church Services.”


Rev. Bob Bruce retired in 2019 after many years as Pastor of Caring Ministries at Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne, Ind. He has been teaching the UB History since 2012.

Dr. Daryl Elliott is pastor of Fountain UB church in Keyser, W. Va. He has been teaching the course since 2012.

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