9:00 a.m. Praise Worship

This service is led by our Messengers of Praise.  The service includes spirited singing of contemporary praise songs,  prayer time and timely biblical preaching.  A great way to start the day.

10:10-10:50 a.m.  Fellowship and Education "Hour":

Have some coffee/juice and a treat, visit with new/old friends on your way to one of our Adult Sunday School classes (Children’s classes… preschool-18 years… is on summer hiatus, a fall resumption date will be announced). Please link to our Newsletter for more information about our studies.

11:00 a.m.  Traditional Worship:

The traditional service begins with the Call to Worship and includes the singing of traditional hymns of faith and a variety of soloists and ensembles.  Prayer time and the message are similar to the 9:00 service. 


Mark your calendars for this red-letter day when the Youth of the United Methodist Churches of the Grand Valley will lead Sunday worship at 10:00am at the Botanic Gardens.  All five UMCs will not be holding usual worship services in their own churches that day, but will instead gather together at this exciting Youth Event to support the young people of our churches.  Worshippers are asked to bring chairs, if you are able.  There will be chairs available for those who cannot pack their own and a golf cart available to transport people with a need from the parking lot to the seating area.  Within the service, the Crossroads UMC Praise Band will play music and Pastor Steve from First UMC will be doing baptisms and renewal of baptism in the river, for those who are interested.  Redlands UMC will be handling hospitality (please contact Jill Almgren if you would like to help in this effort (  The Youth wish to thank the members of each congregation for your support.  Please join us!!