First Time Visitors

Welcome to University United Methodist Church! We are very happy you are visiting us. We hope this page will help guide you on your visit.

Coming into the Sanctuary:

Our worship service starts at 10:50 each Sunday morning. We worship in the Sanctuary, which is located on the North side of our campus at the corner of Taft and Hampstead. The parking lot is at the back of the campus, and stretches the entire block from Hampstead to Irving. There are entrances on either side. To make it easier for you to reach the Sanctuary, we offer a tram service that will pick you up from the parking lot before worship and take you back after worship. Before worship, we offer coffee and refreshments in the family room located to your left as you enter the sanctuary.

Worship:

Our worship style is a blend of traditional and contemporary music combined with exciting liturgy and word. The music is led by our choir, and, on most Sundays, a full orchestra. We observe the liturgical calendar, which means we celebrate the annual seasons and festivals which highlight and celebrate significant milestones in the story of the Christ. We have a beautiful Sanctuary which soars to the sky, complete with inspiring stained glass windows, but we are not at all stiff or formal. We also incorporate the use of screens and video into our worship service, though you will find that many members still use the hymnals.

At our church we embrace a "come as you are" approach, and you will find our members dress anywhere from ultra-casual to ultra-formal- and anything in between! The choir wears robes, but do not be surprised to find our pastor in blue jeans. We want you to feel God's love no matter where you are or how you are dressed. Our service is very welcoming to children- and we love to have them present in worship. There is a special interactive children's time in the worship service, in which a short message is directed especially to them. If you would rather your small children be in the nursery, a greeter will be happy to guide you to the nursery.

We also want to invite you to our "Simple Cross" worship service held each Tuesday morning in the church Library at 9:30 a.m.. This is an informal time of fellowship, prayer, and singing, with a message from our pastor. We sing from the Cokesbury Hymnal, and have a time to pray about our concerns and celebrate our joys. The church library is located on the south side of the campus located near the office. You can easily enter this area by parking in the Irving street parking lot on the corner of Taft and Irving. We hope to see you there!