Welcome! We are glad you are checking us out! We know that visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. We hope that this information will help you feel a little more comfortable visiting Christ UMC. Please get to know us. Wherever you are on your faith journey we want to welcome you with open hearts, open minds and open doors. If you'd like to speak with someone before visiting, please feel free to call the office any time at 215-855-1643 or email one of our pastors if that is more comfortable for you.
Christ United Methodist Church is located in Montgomery County very convenient to the Pennsylvania Turnpike (off the Lansdale Exit). We are located at 1020 S. Valley Forge Rd in Lansdale. We are between Allentown Rd. and Sumneytown Pike (Route 63). We are across from Brittany Pointe Estates. Give us a call if you need further information at 215-855-1643. We look forward to meeting you!
Our parking lot and main entrance are in the rear of the church. Please park your car and come in our lobby entrance. We will have greeters and ushers that can assist you and you can stop by the welcome table. On the welcome table we have information packets for the adults and welcome bags for the kids that are visiting as well. Please feel free to introduce yourself and make someone aware of any needs that you have. We have recently remodeled and we have 2 ADA accessible restrooms and our church is wheelchair accessible. We have 3 areas within the sanctuary where those with wheelchairs can sit.
We have two worship services one at 8:30 and one at 11:00. We have Sunday School for all ages at 9:45. If you need help finding a classroom suitable for you just ask!
We have a nursery available at both services and during Sunday School. Our nursery is staffed by volunteers that have all been cleared through our Safe Sanctuaries program, so you can feel safe leaving your children with these amazing people! Please identify yourself as a visitor so that we may have you fill out an information sheet that will identify any allergies and/or special needs your child(ren) have. We want to do all we need to do to keep our littlest ones safe and healthy!
One question we know many people have before coming to a new church...BUT WHAT SHOULD I WEAR???
The answer here is simple. Come as you are. You will find a variety of attire in worship at Christ UMC. Some people come dressed in jeans and t-shirts and others come in business casual. If you prefer to come in a dress or a tie, that is okay to. Please dress as you are comfortable!
We have two worship opportunities available every week. One at 8:30 and one at 11:00. Both worship services are similar traditional services. The 8:30 service has communion weekly and the 11:00 has communion the first Sunday of the month. Our contemporary Praise Band, Fish Food, leads contemporary worship each week from 10:45-11:00 during "Worship Before Worship".
Please see more about our worship here.
We have Sunday School for All Ages! Sunday School takes place weekly from 9:45 - 10:45. Where needed, our Sunday School teachers are Safe Sanctuary approved and they have all clearances required. Children that are participating in activities at Christ UMC must be registered so that we have all necessary allergy information and special needs as well as emergency contacts. Click here to register your child (there is no charge for Sunday School, we just need to know emergency information).
Here are our Sunday School Opportunities:
Nursery Care - Nursery Care is available during Sunday School for birth - 4 years.
4 Years Old through Completed 1st Grade - During this traditional Sunday School experience, our youngest children will be reading the stories of Jacob, Daniel, and other Old Testament prophets and learning what these stories teach us about loving family, loving God, and loving others.
Completed 2nd - 5th Grade - Our older elementary children will be experiencing God's Word, the Bible, through science and food this summer!
Completed 6th - 12th Grade - This summer the youth will engage each other in conversation, think critically, and grow in their faith through Bible readings, hands on activities and fellowship.
Millennials - As the weather gets warmer, one of the highlights is welcoming our college students back for the summer. Please join Ryan Fealy and Chad Hussein as we explore important issues that are impacting young adult Christians in an open forum setting. There is plenty to talk about, so we're looking forward to seeing you! This will take up the entire summer season; from May 20th through the month of August.
Adult - During the summer months we offer two shorter sessions of Adult Sunday School. For more information, please visit our Adult activities page.