Welcome to Church of the Master UM!
It is my joy and privilege to serve as the Senior Pastor of Church of the Master United Methodist! Since its birth in 1851 to serve the Otterbein Community, this congregation has been dedicated to creating a faith community that would connect head and heart faith, and would nurture the faith of students, faculty, and staff connected to the Otterbein campus as well as the surrounding community.
It is my hope that if you are looking for a church home, a place and a people with whom to worship, a community of faith to explore your questions with, a safe and loving place for your children to grow, a smile, a warm welcome, etc, that you will find it here. We are a welcoming community of faith that strives to serve God and our community with the love of Christ. We invite you to walk with us as we work to live out the lyrics to this Welcome song with which we currently begin our worship:
Let’s walk together for a while and ask where we begin to build a world where love can grow and hope can enter in,to be the hands of healing and to plant the seed of peace,singing welcome, welcome to this place.You’re invited to come and know God’s grace.All are welcome the love of God to share 'cause all of us are welcome here;all are welcome in this place. ("Welcome" by Mark A. Miller and Laurie Zelman, 2011.)
May the welcome be warm and wide, always. May the deep and abiding love of God abound in your heart and in the hearts of all. And may you experience that here.
Grace and Peace,
Each quarter we will have a variety of courses available around various topics, such as Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Denominational classes, Sacraments, Spiritual Disciplines, Spiritual Gifts, Prayer, Healing and Wholeness, Worship, etc. Click below to learn more about the classes offered and how to sign up!
Outdoor Worship Service (Indoors When Raining)
Indoor & Live Stream (YouTube) Worship Service
Sunday Mornings at 11:00 AM EST
Church of the Master United Methodist has been the "neighborhood church" for over 150 years and counting with outstanding children and youth ministries, music programs, and service opportunities.
Do you need prayer?
Please submit any prayer requests or praises, and let us know if you'd like follow up. We have a great team of people waiting to pray for you.
Each month, Church of the Master publishes a newsletter to keep members informed about the things happening in the life of the church.
Your giving is an act of worship and makes possible Church of the Master's mission: Love God, Grow in Christ, Live to Serve. In addition to offerings given through the offering plate, you can give online.You may use PayPal to authorize fund transfers either from your PayPal account or to make one-time payments from a debit or credit card. Click the "Donate" button below. Thank you!
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