What To Expect

Services

Worship- 9 am & 11 am | Christmas Eve- 5:30 pm & 10 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! There are two worship services at 9 am and 11 am. Worship typically lasts a little over an hour. There is also a hymn sing fifteen minutes before worship 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 Hawaiian t-shirt. We also practice communion on a weekly basis, and everyone is welcome to come to the table (but please do not feel pressured to partake).

Questions? Click here to contact us.

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 fifteen minutes before worship 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 9 am and 11 am and will typically last 70 minutes, after which everyone is invited to the hang out for coffee hour (also known as fellowship time).

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 10:15 am to 11 am. There are different topics each week, so there is no shame in missing out.

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. Click here to see videos from previous sermons.

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!