About Us

What is Owen Brown Interfaith Center, Columbia?

The Owen Brown Interfaith Center (OBIC) is currently the home of seven diverse religious congregations.  To see names and contacts for these assemblies of worship, please click on the “Congregations” button at left. 

The facility is also available for rent to private individuals and organizations for various events including meetings, seminars, banquets, conferences, classes, weddings/receptions, and bar/bat mitzvahs.


Where is OBIC located?

The Owen Brown Interfaith Center is located in Columbia, MD, and is centrally located between Baltimore, Washington, Annapolis, and Frederick, Maryland (MD). The facility is easily accessed via the I-95/Rte 29/Rte 50/Rte 70 corridors. For directions, please click on the “directions” button at left.


 Why Choose OBIC?

Not only is OBIC a fully carpeted building with a warm and inviting atmosphere, we do not charge extra for setups of tables, chairs, podium and one microphone, projection screen, or TV/VCR/DVD player. OBIC has FREE Wi-Fi Internet access for all customers on both the upper and lower levels. For an extra fee you can rent a piano, a small stage, or a portable sound system. For rental costs and availability, please call the OBIC office at 410-381-2000 between the hours of 9AM and 5PM, Monday through Friday.

Recent renovation has made OBIC an ideal event location. The building now boasts a unique wood-lined lobby with a dramatic glass wall as its focus.  This renovation has also provided OBIC with an updated pantry which includes a commercial refrigerator, commercial dishwasher, icemaker and warming oven — perfect for catered events.  The landscaping is one that can be enjoyed year round too.  It is home to many native plants and flowers.  The garden area is a perfect place to hold a social gathering or intimate wedding.


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