About Union Grove Baptist Church
417 - 15th Avenue
Union Grove, WI 53182
Sunday Service: 9AM
Sunday School: 10:30AM
Sunday Night: 6PM
Wednesday Night: 6:30PM
Union Grove Baptist Church began the search for a new senior pastor towards the end of 2019. We are blessed and excited to say that as of April 2020 we have called Pastor Richard Schmidt as senior pastor of UGBC. Pastor Rich and his wife Valori have already been such a blessing to us here at Union Grove Baptist Church. We are excited to see how God will use them here.
We invite YOU to come and see what God is doing.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” -Jeremiah 29:11
About Us & Beliefs
Worship is our starting point. We want to teach and practice a worship of God that is not about being louder or being in a contest for a visual arts award. We want you to know who and what we adore. We worship the Creator God, the Eternal God, the Only God.
Discipleship is next in our hearts. Discipleship is not as familiar a word today. Disciples are people who follow the teachings and practices of someone else. You and I are disciples of some philosophy or another, whether we realize it or not. We choose our answers for life’s toughest challenges based upon who we are listening to and who we want to believe has the best answer. For Union Grove Baptist Church, we want to help one another understand that God’s way is the best way and that His Word, the Bible, truly has all the answers for life we will ever need. Our worship of Him as our God leads us to love Him and want to follow the principles He gives us for living a meaningful and productive life.
Fellowship flows out of sincere discipleship. Church is a community. It is a family. It is a group of people that love the same objectives and seek to pursue the same goals. Sure, we are all different and, like any family, there are a few of us that would be considered “unique.” However, because of our mutual love for Christ, we love what Christ loves – one another and the people around us. We are not perfect at it and we show our humanity way too often; but in the end, what makes Union Grove Baptist Church a unique place is the people that love spending time with each other, helping one another reach and influence our community
Evangelism would be the next priority of our church. What does it mean toevangelize? It means to reveal what you believe and share what you have experienced. It is an activity coming from a person who is not content sitting on that news, but will want to share that reality with as many people as he or she can tell. It is just the church being open in their faith and hope for a better future with God one day in a place that He has prepared for all who will accept His Son’s death in their place. Jesus is the real reason why we come here each week. Jesus saved us from our sin, the bad stuff we have done and said. God is real and our lives are to be a living proof of the ability He has to change us and make us different from the temporary existence we all endure while on this planet. God wants to have a relationship with us for eternity, and that is what He offered us through offering His Son to take our punishment for the sin we have done.
How UGBC started
To add aThe history of Union Grove Baptist Church can be traced to the year 1869 when missionary workers from Raymond Baptist Church began to minister in our community. The new converts were added to the Raymond church. Among these first workers were Rev. L. Peterson, the Pastor of the Raymond church and N. Jorgensen.
Pastors who have served at UGBC
History of Union Grove Christian School
A Christian School ministry was begun in 1974. It began with grades K-8, and has grown to include Pre K-12. The following men have served as Principal: Rev. Terry Bachur, Rev. Marion Bell, Rev. Clarence Townsend, Pastor Don Chriss, Pastor Dan Shirk, Rev. Darryl Andrist, Pastor Scott Wright, Rev. James Elkins, Lee Morey to the present, Pastor Adam Love, and Dr. David Ruhman.
Pastor James Maxwell- Sr Pastor 1983
Pastor Mel Stadt-
Visitation Pastor 1983
Pastor Steve Weber-
Youth Pastor 1983
Pastor George Schlagel-Sr Pastor 1989- 2014
Pastor Adam Love-
Sr Pastor 2014-2019
Wednesday Night Activities 6:30-8:00PM
4 years through 6th grade
7th- 12th grade.
Adult Bible Study:
College and up. 6:45-8PM
Children's Ministry on Sunday
Our young adults group is growing and seeking ways to enjoy each others' company and encourage one another. They do this by meeting every couple months for planned activities. A Young Adults Sunday School class is offered to teach and encourage young adults in their walk with Christ.
Union Grove Baptist Church is a ministry that seeks to help encourage people in every walk of life. We seek to enable singles and married people alike. We seek to minister to the elderly as well as the newlyweds. We want our college students to find a place that will allow them to grow and become active participants as they discover adulthood in the realm of the church. In order for this to happen we seek to be fluid in meeting the needs of the body as God brings people into our church family.
Children's Ministry on Wednesday