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Elma United Methodist Church

502 W Young Street, Elma, WA 98541

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Sunday 10:30 am Sunday Worship

Congregation

25

Languages

English

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Welcome, and thanks for your interest in Elma United Methodist Church. We believe that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the Elma community. That belief shapes everything we do, from our worship on Sunday mornings to our ecumenical community dinner on the last Sundays serving Elma's homeless, elderly, families, and those that wish to fellowship together; to our Harvest Festival in the fall for all ages. We find that when we express God’s love in the community around us, we experience God’s love in a deeper way. That experience binds us together as a body.

Elma is a diverse and energetic community. Our congregation reflects that diversity and that enthusiasm too. We hope you’ll visit Elma UMC and experience it for yourself. We’ll be right here, where we’ve been since 1884 —in the heart of Elma.

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Welcome, and thanks for your interest in Elma United Methodist Church. We believe that we are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the Elma community. That belief shapes everything we do, from our worship on Sunday mornings to our ecumenical community dinner on the last Sundays serving Elma's homeless, elderly, families, and those that wish to fellowship together; to our Harvest Festival in the fall for all ages. We find that when we express God’s love in the community around us, we experience God’s love in a deeper way. That experience binds us together as a body.

Elma is a diverse and energetic community. Our congregation reflects that diversity and that enthusiasm too. We hope you’ll visit Elma UMC and experience it for yourself. We’ll be right here, where we’ve been since 1884 —in the heart of Elma.

Sunday Service usually lasts close to an hour. We describe our worship style at Elma as “blended.” We sing both traditional hymns and contemporary praise choruses. Most music is played on a piano. Arriving visitors park on the curbside on Young Street. Enter through the door facing Young Street at the corner of Young and Fifth Streets. Handicap access - follow the sidewalk and up the ramp between the Church building and the Education building on the 5th Street side. The greeter at the door will point you in the right direction and answer any questions you might have. Come as you are - dress however you like. At Elma UMC you’ll see blue jeans, casual slacks, skirts, and dresses alike. Bring the Kids. We do have a nursery available for children under the age of five, but all children are encouraged and welcomed in worship. A children’s sermon is incorporated into the main worship service. Fellowship goodies are provided immediately following the worship service directly off of the sanctuary (worship area). You have the opportunity to visit and mingle, so we can begin to know one another in hopes that you will prayerfully consider making Elma UMC your church family, just as we have.

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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Elma United Methodist Church
502 W Young Street
Elma, WA 98541

Sunday 10:30 am
Sunday Worship

What We Offer

Elma offers opportunities for personal, spiritual growth: Sunday school is for all ages! Sunday school for adults meets at 9:30 a.m. weekly from second Sunday of September through May. For children we have Sunday school after the Children's Message during worship ~10:45 a.m. We gather in the Education Building for Bible Study on Wednesdays @ 10:15 a.m. year round. Adult Choir meets several weeks prior to Christmas and Easter. Vacation Bible School  helpers and church camp are annual favorites for youth. During the fall and Lent there are short-term study groups that meet at our Satsop  UMC Church or our Elma UMC Church. For more information about these and many more opportunities call (360)482-2443) or (360)581-8169

Today

All Ministries

Hospital visitation upon request and scheduling
Pastoral Counseling available upon request and scheduling
Overview

Short term counseling on an appointment basis

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Location

Beehive Retirement Center

Overview

We lead the music and service once each month for the residents of the Beehive Center

Visitation upon request and scheduling
Overview

As needed or requested

Homebound Communion upon request and scheduling
Date

This event occurs every first Sunday of the month from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Warm Heart Fund
Overview

to assist as able to with utility, rent, and food assistance

Grays Harbor Teen Backpack Program
Date

Every Sunday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Overview

Every month we reach out to the food bank with food. Holiday foods in Nov. nd Dec.

Bringing food for the East County Food Bank
Overview

all canned and boxed items that are unopened and best used by date has not expired

Community Outreach Meal
Date

This event occurs every last Sunday of the month from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Overview

This is an ecumenical dinner that we do each month at St. Luke's Episcopal Church two blocks down from the Methodist Church on Young Street

Monthly Community Prayer
Date

This event occurs every third Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Community Prayer
Date

Every Wednesday from 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Overview

If you have a community concern - it will be lifted up in prayer each Wednesday

Sunday Worship
Date

Every Sunday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Overview

experiences and thinking for all ages

Monthly Bunco
Date

This event occurs every third Friday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location

Elma UMC

K Marcella Bramstedt

Pastor/pastor

Within the UMC Connection

Driving Directions

Off of the freeway (2nd (in either direction) of 3 Elma exits), you come into the stoplight at 3rd and Main Streets (town center.) Turn left, go 2 blocks, make a right, and go one block.
Elma UMC is the white church on the corner of Fifth and Young Streets.

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