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Join us this week!

Wherever you are, you can join us at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church. In-person or online, we invite you to participate in our many worship opportunities and to connect with our community.

Pentecost - 9AM

May 19, 2024 8:45 am

Streaming live May 19, 2024 8:45 am

Online worship

You can now join us for worship from anywhere in the world – the 11 a.m. service is streamed live on our website, YouTube, and Facebook pages!

In-Person Worship

On Sundays, greeters at the main entrances will welcome you and help you find your way. Information is also available at welcome centers on the first and second floors.Β  All are welcome here!

Traditional Sunday Worship Service

πŸ•˜ 9:00 a.m. & πŸ•š 11:00 a.m

Join us in-person in our iconic art-deco Sanctuary for Sunday morning worship! This traditional style of worship includes organ music, prayer, choir anthems, scripture reading, congregational singing from our hymnal, and a sermon from the Senior Pastor. Our youth Chapel Choir sings each Sunday during the 9 a.m. service, while our adult Chancel Choir leads in song during the 11 a.m. service (and if you love to sing, our choirs are always open to new members!) Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month, and is open to all.

Sunday communion services

πŸ•£ 8:45 a.m. & πŸ•› 12:05 p.m.

Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month in our traditional worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., but on other Sundays, you can attend a very brief (10 minutes) Communion service in our Rose Chapel. We celebrate Eucharist with an open table, which means that all are welcome, regardless of membership, age, or difference of any kind. In this spirit of inclusivity and fellowship, we also offer gluten-free communion bread and non-alcoholic grape juice to accommodate dietary restrictions and personal preferences.

Alternative Worship Sunday Service

πŸ•™ 11:00 a.m.

Launched January of 2024, this new service is designed for the religiously disenfranchised – those who have felt alienated by or disenchanted with the churches that raised them.

Held every Sunday at 11 a.m. in Boston Avenue’s Jubilee Gym, this worship experience blends ancient spiritual practices, liturgical worship, and modern worship.

Come join this inclusive and affirming community🌈 of believers and sojourners!

TV Broadcast

Worship with Boston Avenue from your TV – we broadcast locally via television on KTUL-TV, Channel 8!

Sunday school

In addition to worship, on Sunday mornings at 9:50 a.m. we offer Sunday School classes for all ages, including classes for children, youth, and adults.

Child care

For caregivers with young children (infant through preschool age), childcare is available for each service from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday mornings.

Worship Assistance

At Boston Avenue, we offer a variety of options for worship assistance to help foster an experience that is accessible to all! These include:

Large print worship bulletins.

Telecoil-compatible hearing loop in the Sanctuary.

Gluten-free communion wafers.

Closed captioning on our television broadcast and live streaming.

Accessible parking spaces around the building.

Four elevators which facilitate entry into the church.

Extra wheelchairs available for use inside the building.

Seasonal Worship

Worship at Boston Avenue UMC is a transformative journey through the liturgical seasons to enrich the faith of individuals, families, and our vibrant community.

Join us at Boston Avenue UMC as we embark on this sacred journey, creating cherished memories and growing together in faith, love, and community.

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Advent & Christmas

During Advent, we eagerly anticipate the birth of Christ through cherished traditions like the Advent wreath lighting, a performance of Handel’s Messiah from our renowned music ministry, our dynamic and moving Lessons and Carols service, and more. Our Christmas celebrations are filled with the timeless beauty of carols, candlelight services, and the joyous proclamation of Christ’s birth.

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Lent & Easter

In the solemnity of Lent, we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice through meaningful worship services, contemplative practices, and engaging community events. Then, experience the power of redemption and the joy of resurrection with Easter services at Boston Avenue. From our traditional Easter celebrations to a family service led by children, there is a space for everyone to celebrate new life in Christ.

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Lenten Lecture Series

Usually held during the first weekend of Lent, this series features a distinguished religious speaker or scholar, and has included a variety of outstanding speakers over the years, including bishops, professors, Christian pastors, and Jewish rabbis. Sponsored by our Barton-Clinton-Gordey endowment, this series is one of many ways we encourage our congregation to “think deeply” at Boston Avenue.

Connect with us

Our Director of Welcoming, Belynda Clanton, would love to connect with you. Email us at welcome@bostonavenue.org, call us at 918.699.0134 or simply join us in worship this Sunday! We look forward to meeting you!