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United Lutheran Church

is a congregation of the Upper Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It was formed in the late 1950s, as a merger of three smaller countryside congregations in rural Sunbury. The vision to create a larger mission-focused congregation led to the foundation of a strong and vibrant worshiping community that continues to celebrate God's presence In our lives and serve the community and the world.  United was official formed in 1961, with the main building dedicated in 1963.

On Our Way Together  


United is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the largest North American Lutheran body. We value our connectedness through the Church at large. The ELCA is also part of the Lutheran World Federation, which sponsors one of the top recognized international charities and relief organizations in the world, Lutheran World Relief.


Locally we are part of the Upper Susquehanna Synod, led by Bishop Barbara Jean Collins. Our synod is comprised of about 120 Lutheran congregations in an area reaching north to south from the New York border to just below Selinsgrove, east to west from Berwick to Lewistown.

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