Welcome and Thanks for Visiting our Site!
We welcome you to Aloha United Methodist Church. This is a safe place for all people to worship regardless of age, race, creed, gender, cultural background or sexual orientation. While we don’t all believe the same thing we believe in God and in each other. We hope you will find sanctuary and hope here and continue to fellowship with us each week.
Who Are We?
At Aloha UMC, we are not a large, formal congregation. Our building does not resemble a cathedral. You don't have to get all dressed up to join us. We won't tell you that we have all the answers, though we love wrestling with the important life questions.
We are a community of friends and neighbors who love God. We are your neighbors, your co-workers, and the person next to you on the Max. We are people of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds. We genuinely care about each other, the neighborhood, and the world in which we live.
Our Mission: To voice hope by reaching out, enlarging the circle of blessing as we grow in God's grace.
Our Vision: We will be a safe spiritual home for all, encouraging growth and service to God, in our community and beyond.
You Are Always In Touch
The weekly Worship Bulletin is posted on this web site under the Worship Bulletin tab.. A podcast of weekly sermons is available for most of our sermons under the "sermons/podcasts" tab.
We Are Focused On Community
Most of our mission work deals with the local community.
We have an active food pantry, The Lord's Cupboard (TLC), that provides food to between 15 and 20 families (75-or more people) each week. What makes us different is that qualified participants may select their own groceries, which includes fresh, locally grown produce (in season). The Lord's Cupboard is serviced by more than 20 volunteers.
We also participate in Family Promise, a program in Washington County that provides food and housing to homeless families. Aloha UMC hosts 3 familes (as many as 18 people) every 8 weeks or so, providing a place to sleep and a hot meal. As many as 20 dinner hosts and ovenight hosts participate in this program.
We provide meeting space for both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymouse 6 days a week. We also provide a place to worship for an Hispanic Sevventh Day Adventist Church and an Hispanic Apostolic Church.
And we have a growing community garden that serves the local neighborhood and provides fresh produce for The Lord's Cupboard.
We Have Programs For Adults
At Aloha United Methodist Church we have a number of programs for adults. On Wednesday there is a study group, and on Thursday there is a prayer group that also focuses on a book that the group is reading. And Sophia Circle is a book discussion group that meets once each month on the 2nd Tuesday. We have a United Methodist Men's Group.and a United Methodist Women's Group that meeet monthly.
We Have A Great Choir
At Aloha United Methodist Church any and everyone is invited to join the choir regardless of musical background or skill. If you love to sing, and if you enjoy learning new Christian music as well as old-time hymns, you'll find a home in our choir.
We Always Enjoy Food And Fellowship
We have a Methodist Men's Breakfast the 2nd Sunday of each month beginning at 8:30 AM and everyone is welcome. We always have a potluck following the worship service on the 5th Sunday of each month. We provide coffee before every worship service. And after each worship service you are welcom to join us for coffee, tea and healthy snacks (ok, sometimes cake and cookies sneak in) in the community room. We are Methodists after all, so there will be food and plenty of it. Please join us!!
Office Hours: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
New to Aloha UMC?
Looking for a way to become acquainted with others? There are many opportunities to be involved. Here are a few examples:
- Join the Choir!
- Family Promise
- The Lord’s Cupboard
- United Methodist Women
- United Methodist Men
- Help with sound system
- Grounds maintenance.
- Provide flowers for the altar.
- Provide refreshments for fellowship time after church.
- Sit in on leadership committee meetings, worship team meetings.