Welcome

We’re glad that you are visiting the Sunbury United Methodist Church website. Most of our lives are very busy with work, family activities, and our individual interests. There always seems to be one more decision to make or one more thing that needs done. Therefore, few of us are looking for one more place to go or one more thing to do. 

What if there was a time, what if there was a place, what if there were a people, and what if there was a relationship that had the potential to restore sanity to the rest of our lives? 

Sunbury United Methodist Church offers all of these things - good times, comfortable and pleasant surroundings, warm and friendly people, and all sorts of opportunities for spiritual growth.   We welcome those who just want the warmth and support of a caring Christian community, those who simply want to know more about Christ, those who are considering a relationship with Christ, and those who are already Disciples of Christ.

Come and see us.  Everyone is welcome at the crossroads of Route 3 and 37 where life and faith intersect.

Pastor Mike Mack  

FREE Community Easter Celebration

Saturday, March 28

10:00 a.m. until noon

Indoor Games begin at 10:00

Pictures with the Easter Bunny begin at 10:30

Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:00 outside, rain or shine

After the Easter Egg Hunt, come back inside to finish playing games and get your picture with the Easter Bunny. All activities end at noon.

Holy Week

Sunbury United Methodist Church (SUMC) will celebrate Holy Week with several annual events at the church.  The entire community is invited to any of these events. You do not need to be a member of the church.

Palm Sunday is March 29 with worship gatherings at 8:30, 9:45 and 11 a.m. The message at each service will be "Knowing God's Way."

Maundy Thursday services will be held at 7 p.m., April 2. This is the yearly remembrance of the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples. The service will be held in the sanctuary and will feature reflection, a message and communion.

On Good Friday, SUMC will host a Prayer Labyrinth from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m. April 3. The entire community is welcome to come and experience the labyrinth prayer walk, which will be available in the downstairs multipurpose room.

The labyrinth is one of the oldest contemplative and transformational tools known to humankind, having been used for centuries for prayer and spiritual growth. It is unicursal, meaning there is only one route to the center and back out again--no dead ends or tricks, as in a maze. What exists for the labyrinth walker is simply the deeply meditative and symbolic discipline of setting one foot in front of the other. It provides quiet time for the walker to pray about anything that is on their heart. While on the prayer path, you stop and pray. Pictures of Christ, His journey to the cross, candles and soft music are part of the labyrinth experience and enhance meditation and prayer. Chairs also are available for those who prefer to sit and pray in this serene space.

Children are welcome and encouraged to walk the labyrinth with their parents or grandparents and experience the wonder and peace of spending time praying and focusing on Jesus. A brief video will be available that explains what the labyrinth is and what it means for those who are interested.

Holy Week culminates with Easter Sunday services:

Easter Sunday, April 5:
6:30 a.m.: Youth-led Sunrise Service
7:15 a.m.: Sunrise breakfast served in the multipurpose room by the United Methodist Men

8:30 & 9:45 a.m.: Praise Worship
11 a.m.: Traditional Worship
The message will be "Knowing God's Possibilities."

For more information about any of the Holy Week activities, contact the church office at 740-965-3813.

Location

100 West Cherry Street, Sunbury, Ohio 43074

We are located on the northeast corner of the intersection of State Route 3 and US-36/OH-37, about half a mile west of the Sunbury square.

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Phone: 740-965-3813

Service Times

8:30 and 9:45 a.m.: a contemporary worship gathering with upbeat Christian music and multi-media and message

11:00 a.m.: a spirited traditional service with choirs, hymns, and message

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Welcome, we are so glad you are here! Stop by our WELCOME CENTER outside the sanctuary if you
have any questions or would like a guided tour of our church. Click here for more info.

Each week, our church is full of meetings, events and programs. Please click here to view the calendar, newsletter, weekly bulletin, and forms.

Sunbury United Methodist Church