Welcome to Watts Memorial United Methodist Church


Worship on June 28 at 9:00

We will have both parking lot worship via radio FM 102.5 and worship in the sanctuary. Please do not stay away if you are concerned about too many in the sanctuary, there is room for all, even with sitting six feet apart.

Please visit the Weekly Bulletin page for this week’s order of service and scriptures. You are welcome to use the hymnals and Bibles in the pew racks. However, after using, please lay the book on the pew beside you. At the end of the service when you are sanitizing your pew area, please wipe the covers of the books you use and return them to the pew rack.

There are masks, hand sanitizer, and cleaning wipes available, so that we can do all we can to keep each other safe.

We will be celebrating communion together this Sunday. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, the church has purchased individually wrapped and sealed communion kits. As you enter for worship please pick up a kit to be used for communion. Each kit contains a soft wafer and a small amount of juice.  Josh will consecrate the elements (the bread and cup) on the altar table as well as your individual elements. All this is in the interest of “do no harm.”  We all would much rather receive the elements at the rail with communion prepared by our faithful communion stewards, Bev and Glenda. However, this is the safest way we can look out for each other for now. 

Well, the end of June is here. It’s been a quick six months of ministering with you at Watts.  After Sunday, Josh will assume his new role as pastor of the Vira/Wagner charge, and Steve Swigart will begin his new appointment at Watts.  I have been blessed by my time with you and despite COVID-19, it has been a joy and a pleasure. 

This Sunday‘s worship will be a time of blessing but an emotional time for many as we celebrate an end time and look forward to a new beginning. Please pray for the worship service and for one another. 
Love and grace to all, 
Kari Swigart

Message from our pastor

The mission of Watts Memorial United Methodist Church comes from Luke 10: 27 — “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

We invite any and all to come worship with us on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. This is a special time we devote each week to letting God know how much we truly love Him. After all, that is what worship is all about.

In order to carry out our mission, we have all types of opportunities for anyone who is interested in showing Christ’s love to the world. From providing Meals on Wheels to the elderly to participating in Light the Night for the children of our community on Halloween, we show Christ’s love to our neighbors in the Big Valley. From participating in the Mission Central Hubs to Christmas Shoe Boxes, we show Christ’s love to our neighbors around the world.

Watts also has small group opportunities for one and all. Sunday school classes from nursery to golden years meet after church every Sunday. except for the summer months. Bible studies are also offered. We have an active Youth Group and hold Vacation Bible School each summer.

God loves us all. We invite you to come and share in that love.