What To Expect

Services

Worship- Sunday 10 am | Messy Church- Friday, September 28th @ 5:30 pm

Worship Where All Are Welcome!

General Infomation

We are located at 1555 E. Alejo Palm Springs, CA 92262 (near the corner of Sunrise and Alejo) Click here for directions! Worship starts at 10 am and typically lasts until 11:15 am. There is also a hymn sing at 9:45 am for folks who want a little more music on their Sunday mornings. Parking is available in either our east or west parking lots. There is no dress code, so most Sundays you will see a mixture of folks in their Sunday best and folks in shorts and a t-shirt. We also practice communion on a weekly basis, and everyone is welcome to come to the table.

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Atmosphere

It's important to us that you feel welcome when visiting. We hope our atmosphere will help you feel relaxed and comfortable, a place where you are welcome to be yourself! You can expect to be welcomed with a handshake by greeters when you walk in and again during service when everyone is encouraged to greet those around them. We believe in a welcoming, casual, and relaxed atmosphere.

Worship

We are progressive in our thinking, and traditional in our worship. By "traditional" we mean the majority of the year you will find a full choir and songs presented from the United Methodist Hymnal and a second songbook, The Faith We Sing. We believe that worship is an interactive group effort and is enriched with prayer, liturgy, and the sacrament of communion each week.

We offer a hymn sing at 9:45 am for those who don't get quite enough music during worship. During the hymn sing, you can call out the number of your favorite hymn and we will sing it.

Worship begins at 10 am and will last until about 11:15 am, after which everyone is invited to the Fellowship Hall for coffee hour (also known as fellowship time).

First Time Visitors and Seasonal Worshipers - Special Note

As a destination city, we are blessed with many one-time visitors and seasonal worshipers. In order to help our out of town guests feel more welcome, we provide an opportunity in service to introduce yourself. You are invited, but not obligated, to share your name with the congregation.

We recognize some people love the opportunity to introduce themselves and that some people prefer a more personal and reflective worship experience. Whichever your preference, you are welcome at the UMC of Palm Springs and your preferences will be respected.

Family Friendly

No matter your family dynamics, you're welcome at the United Methodist Church of Palm Springs and we're excited for you to consider being a part of our church family! Our intent is to serve the whole family.

  • Child Care - During our worship service, we have care available for infants and toddlers up to age 3, located in the Christian Education building.
  • Sunday School - During service, following the Joys and Concerns, the children and youth are invited to participate in Sunday School in the Christian Education building.
  • Adult Education - We offer adult Sunday school for adults called "Open Doors' before worship from 9 am to 9:45 am. Following Fellowship Hour (approximately 11:30 am on Sundays) we offer Second Cup, an informal discussion group led by our Director of Christian Education where you can reflect and ask questions about the sermon and the service.

Sermon

From the pulpit, you will hear sound preaching with the flare of a gifted storyteller (and former professional comedian). Pastor Jane Voigts brings the scriptures to life and opens up ancient wisdom for the modern world.

Fellowship Time

Following Sunday worship, everyone is invited to go to the Fellowship Hall for snacks, coffee, and connection. Whether you are just looking for a bit of caffeine before the drive home or hoping to meet some new people, please know you are welcomed!