Welcome to Our Church
Seaside United Methodist Church
WE WELCOME YOU
Come visit! You will find a group of warm friendly Christians
who encourage each other to live under under God's freedom and grace. Our connection is strengthened by our loving community with a shared commitment. to discovering the lasting satisfaction of living with Christ.
Our church is made for community. We inspire you to sit with one another in our pews and reach for the hymnal to sing your praise to the Lord. As we are one body, we share one space in our beautiful 1940 sanctuary lined with leaded glass windows letting the sun shine on you in a perfect prism of color. Our sanctuary is inviting, comfortable and warm. The state of the art sound system enhances the voice of the choir and enables you to hear every word of the message.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Kate feels she has been given the gift of being our pastor. How does she know this is a gift? Because she had the honor of being our district superintendent from 2004-2012 where she had an opportunity to personally experience our faith, warmth, hospitality, and good humor for those years. She looks forward to walking alongside us on the journey Jesus will lead us on into this next year.
Kate retired from “active” ministry in 2019 after forty-two years of serving churches in the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference from Idaho Falls to Albany. Born and raised in Champaign-Urbana, she graduated from Northwestern University and then Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary on Northwestern’s campus. She received her doctorate from George Fox University, with my dissertation on John Wesley’s understanding of grace.
Singles, couples and families come together in worship which features the traditional music and liturgy of our faith. Worship is enriched by the excellent choral offerings of our Chancel Choir and hymns are accompanied by the beautiful tones of an organ and piano. Each service also features a Sunday School for children to learn and have fun while learning love and faith.
We enjoy spending time together. With us it's like having an instant community of friendship and fun. Through a wide variety of fellowship opportunities and social activities, our members develop connections that bring meaning, hope, and whole lot of laughter and fun to their lives.
Fellowship Hour on Sunday mornings is one of our most popular opportunities for connection and community. Held in our inviting Fireside Room, “Coffee Hour” often features delicious food and a chance to learn about important opportunities to get involved both within and beyond the walls of our congregation.