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Mercer Island United Methodist Church

7070 S E 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040

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Service Times

Sunday 10:00 am Sunday School

Sunday 11:00 am Worship

Congregation

42

Languages

English

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Hello! Welcome to the Mercer Island United Methodist Church.

We're located at the north end of the island, on First Hill.

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Hello! Welcome to the Mercer Island United Methodist Church.

We're located at the north end of the island, on First Hill.

You're considering making a visit, and we hope you will find the information here that you need to decide to come, and to be comfortable. Whether this is a one-Sunday experience, or a step into a new chapter of your faith life, we invite you wholeheartedly.

Our building was built in 1905, purchased in 1963 by Methodists for a new congregation, and soon remodeled. The Little White Church on the Hill looks like a small New England country church, surrounded by cedars and fir.

Landscaping with northwest shrubs, trees and perennials is rich and abundant and is a good start to a Sunday morning spiritual journey.

Walk inside the church, and you will find it is light-filled, and much larger than it looks from the outside. The education building next door is light and fresh.

Visitors and other newcomers experience this faith community as genuinely warm and welcoming. This small church is not an exclusive clique or a family you have to be born into. As soon as you're ready to be considered family, it will be so.

Don't expect this to be a sleepy, content congregation isolated from "the real world." There is a broad stream of social justice here. We are a moderate - progressive congregation.

Come informal -- school or casual office wear will always be comfortable. The scriptures are printed in the bulletin, so we don't carry our Bibles.

Holy Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of the month, and all are welcome at the table, regardless of their membership in this or any other church. Children are welcome to receive. Communion may be celebrated on other Sundays as well. We use juice rather than wine in our tradition.

Children's bulletins are provided, and childcare as well.

We do not have a praise band. Our instrument is piano, and sometimes flute or rhythm instruments. Our worship songs are traditional hymns, new hymns, and hymns from other cultures -- world music.

Church can happen anywhere.  It happens when we create learning opportunities that transform lives. It happens when we create safe environments where children can play and learn. It happens when education makes the path to citizenship a little easier. And when our sacrifices help nourish students’ minds and bodies. That’s putting beliefs into action.

Learn more at rethinkchurch.org

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Mercer Island United Methodist Church
7070 S E 24th Street
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Sunday 10:00 am
Sunday School
Sunday 11:00 am
Worship

What We Offer

The Mercer Island UMC is a small, strong congregation. If you are looking for a church community where others will know and care about you, you will find that here.

If you are looking for a faith community which welcomes you wherever you are on your faith journey without judgment, you will find that kind of community at MIUMC.

You will find relationships across generations. At this time, we cannot provide a large circle of children and youth. What we do provide is a strong sense of inter-generational relationships. Children and youth will experience a faith community which values them, and gives them an extended family of adopted grandparents and aunts and uncles.

If you are looking for significant connections and stimulating study, we especially encourage you to visit the Sunday morning adult class.

Today

All Ministries

Bible Study
Telios Men's Study
Date

Every Thursday from 6:30 am to 7:30 am

Overview

8 men, different churches. The group has been studying devotional writings by the spiritual writers of the church through the centuries. Always engaging study and rich fellowship.

Teleios Men's Study
Date

Every Tuesday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am

Overview

There is always a book of the Bible for study, and rich fellowship

Women's Prayer Group
Date

Every Sunday, Tuesday at 10:00 am

Overview

The group meets "In Irene's Room." One of the members reads selections from a book for reflection, and discussion follows. It is a time for personal sharing and for prayer. Call office for more information.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Date

This event occurs every third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Overview

The Prayer Shawl Ministry makes shawls for celebration, encouragement, and healing for those who are grieving, sick, divorcing. Celebration includes the birth of a child or marriage. Any knitter/crocheter or one who wants to learn is invited.

Tent City 4
Overview

MIUMC was the first church on Mercer Island to host TC4, a temporary homeless encampment. The congregation continues to provide meals several times a year. TC4 residents often are in worship as "ambassadors."

Atlantic Street Center Reading Programs
Overview

Books for children and teens are part of the Sunday offering. Atlantic Street Center distributes them for reading programs, and for parents to give as gifts.

Parents' Night Out
Date

This event occurs every of the month from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Overview

Moms and Dads often need an evening free to get some things done, or to have a date night. Youngsters starts with a meal, then have activities. Reservations are required. Contact the church office.

Special Music
Overview

There is an openness and welcome for musicians -- instrumental, percussion, or voice. Talk with the pastor.

United Methodist Committee on Relief Coffee Project
Overview

The coffee we use is purchased through Equal Trade, supporting small farm co-operatives. A % is used for small farmers projects to improve their lives.

Nothing But Nets
Overview

In 2010 our members will work to organize the community of Mercer Island in a Nothing But Nets event.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Date

This event occurs every third Wednesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Overview

Prayer Shawls are given to persons celebrating a happy life milestone, but primarily to those who are ill or grieving for comfort. The person is prayed for during the making of the shawl. All knitters/crocheters or those who want to learn are invited.

Emergency Feeding Program, King County
Overview

The people bring food each week as part of the offering.

Sunday School
Date

Every Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:45 am

Overview

One Room setting for K-6; Middle School; no Senior High. Especially vibrant Adult Class

Worship
Date

Every Sunday at 11:00 am

John H Chae

Pastor

Within the UMC Connection

Pacific Northwest Annual Conference
www.pnwumc.org
Seattle District
www.pnwumc.org/117-2
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