History of Old Otterbein UMC Baltimore

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Old Otterbein Church is the mother church of the United Brethren in Christ and the oldest church edifice in continuous use in the city of Baltimore.

In 1771, a German Evangelical Reformed Church was organized and a temporary chapel erected to house the congregation. (On June 22, 1772, pastor Benedict Schwope lent the chapel to Joseph Pilmore as a place to organize the Lovely Lane Meeting House congregation.) Read more here.

One of a kind Niemann Organ

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OTTERBEIN, Philip William (1726-1813), German-American, clergyman, who founded the Church of the United Brethren in Christ. He was born in Dillenburg, Germany. Three years after his ordination into the ministry of the German Reformed church in 1749, Otterbein immigrated to the U.S. Click here to continue.

1771 250th Anniversary 2021