What to Expect on A Sunday

Have you been thinking about visiting Silverton United Methodist Church? Are you new to the area? Do you have questions about our service or programs? Questions about us? Then this is a good starting point. If you don’t find the answer here, contact us at: (503) 873-6517 or email us at: SUMC.  Pastor Laura will be happy to meet with you personally over coffee (or other hot beverage of your choice).

Come As You Are

We're a church for everyday people, where you can come as you are to connect with God in a way that makes sense. Whether you're exploring the Christian faith or a church regular, there's something for you.


Where is Silverton UMC?

We are located at 203 W. Main Street, near downtown Silverton across from Town Square park and a few blocks from Coolidge McLaine park. If you are walking to worship, enter the building from the Main Street side! If you are driving, our parking lot is located behind our building between Fiske Street and Coolidge Street. Our entry is under the drive-through portico.



What time should I arrive for worship?

We have folks welcoming people to worship starting at 9 a.m. Most people generally show up 10 or 15 minutes before the service starts to settle themselves and greet their friends.


When you arrive…

A greeter will be in the church lobby to answer any questions you might have. When you enter the church sanctuary an usher will hand you a bulletin that contains the order of worship.


How Long Are Sunday Services?

Our worship services are about 60-90 minutes in length. You are welcome to stay after the service to connect with others upstairs in our fellowship hall.



Our church building is wheelchair accessible. Elevator access is available to all floors inside the church. Please ask an usher if you’d like a large-print hymnal or hearing assistance device to use during worship.


What do I wear?

There is no dress code for United Methodist churches. Like many places in life, people dress in a variety of ways. Whatever you wear, you will be welcome. Jeans, dress shirts, capri’s, t-shirts, suits, and dresses are all seen on any given Sunday.


What about my kids?

Children are always welcome at Silverton United Methodist Church! We encourage families to sit together, toward the front, so children can be engaged. We recognize these are busy times for families, and rarely do you have the opportunity to do something together! The ushers also have “Kids’ Worship Bags” available filled with quiet activities for small children to play with during the service. There is a time for children during the worship service. We also provide a monthly worship service called “Messy Church” which specifically engages families with multi sensory crafts, Bible story engagement, and activities. Messy Church


Bible Study/Growing deeper in Faith

We offer a variety of discipleship classes that encourage learning no matter what your age is! At this time we don’t have Sunday School, but we do have some discipleship classes and community groups that help you grow in faith. Events