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All Worship Services will be Online through Dec 13th

All Worship is Online through Dec 13

We have been instructed by the Bishop to suspend all in-person worship services through December 13th.  This is to do our part in loving our neighbor to slow the spread of COVID.  We want you to know however that Ministry continues.  In addition to our weekly online worship services please know we are also offering the following: 

  • We are taking prayer requests by phone and email – the staff is carefully monitoring 378-2651 and if you don’t get an answer, you’ll get a quick call back.  We are here to pray with you. 
  • Daily email devotionals will continue through this time.  Pastor Ken is finishing the series on 1 Peter and then our choir director will be sharing Hymn Stories in December
  • Individual pastoral care and spiritual direction are STILL AVAILABLE. Click here to contact our ministers.
  • Most of our ministries that were meeting in person have transitioned to some form of online connection.  Contact your ministry leader to find out how ministry is continuing. 

We may not be able to meet in person like we want, but God is still with you!  The church will continue to minister and your church family is with you as well. 

November 29th Worship Service – First Sunday of Advent

November 22nd Worship Service

November 15th Worship Service

Downloadable Bible Study Page

November 8th Worship Service

This service is a communion service. Please find instructions for setting up communion at home here.

November 8th Church Bulletin

November 1st Worship Service

October 25th Worship Service

October 18th Worship Service

October 11th Worship Service

October 4th Worship Service

September 27th Worship Service

September 20th Worship Service

September 13th Worship Service

September 6th Worship Service

August 30th Worship Service

Announcements

Griefshare is a 13 week seminar that we are glad to be offering this year. It is a group that offers comfort and support for all types of grief. The structure is 3-part: 1) A Top Quality video resource on Grief 2) Caring and supportive small group discussion 3) A workbook (cost is $15) for the workbook, with daily readings through the 13 week process. You can join at any time during the 13 weeks.

Worship Services

Worship Service:  Current Sermon Series is on Rest

Please take note of changes due to Corona.

Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning worship at Downs UMC is a great gathering of the church community. The service begins at 9:30 AM and lasts about an hour. Everyone is together for the first half (music and prayers) and 3rd grade and below have children’s church during the sermon (but you are always welcome to keep your kids with you, too). Our music varies from Sunday to Sunday and we try to play a wide variety of songs so there’s a connecting point for everyone. Sermons are most often preached in a series, which allows us to focus on a particular book of the Bible or scriptural theme with a bit more detail from week to week. There are many opportunities to volunteer on Sunday morning: Music, liturgist, greeter, usher, acolyte, and steward. Once you’ve attended a few times, you’re welcome to help out. (The worship service is a work of the people to honor our God.)

Sunday Schedule

  • Coffee With the Pastor at the Union 8:00am
  • Sunday School:  8:30am to 9:15am
  • Fellowship (Breakfast):  8:15am to 9:15am (drop in when you can!)
  • Worship Service: 9:30am to 10:30am
  • Adult Bible Study: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm (Watch the calendar for changes)

Next Gen

Other Regular Events at Our Church

  • United Methodist Women: Second Sunday of Every Month (except May, Jun, July) at 7:30 am
  • Senior Bible Study: Tuesdays at 10 am via Zoom
  • Boy Scouts: Mondays at 6:00 pm
  • Trustees Meeting: 1st Monday of the Month at 5:30 pm
  • Sewing Group:  4th Monday of the Month at 6pm