After Epiphany Sermon Series — RISE

Come and join us Sundays at 11 AM at Seward UMC and at 5 PM at Moose Pass UMC.

Special Joint Pot-Luck and Worship with Resurrection Lutheran Church — Dec. 31st

Both Pastor Jim and Pastor Ben Bohart will be on Vacation on December 31st. So… “when the cat’s away, the mice will play.”  We’ll have a joint pot-luck breakfast at 10 AM at Resurrection Lutheran Church and then gather at Seward United Methodist Church at 11 AM for a 2nd Sunday of Advent Worship.

Christmas Eve Worship Services

Advent Wednesday Night Soup Suppers

We’ll again be joining with our Lutheran, Catholic, and Episcopal friends for three Wednesday Night Soup Suppers this Advent Season.


Dinners will be from 6-7 PM.

The schedule is the following: Dec. 6 (Lutheran), Dec. 13 (United Methodist), Dec. 20 (Lutheran)

Advent 2017 Series

For the four Sundays of Advent — December 3, 10, 17, and 24.

Adult Sunday School Class on United Methodism

It’s time to have some fun as we explore United Methodism with cartoon John and Charles Wesley, using the same material from Sparkhouse that was used for the confirmation class. It’s exceptionally kid friendly and full of information. But the adults who were on our confirmation retreat liked it so much we thought it would be great to have a class for the grown-ups in the church.

The class will be at Seward UMC at 10 AM on Sunday mornings and at Moose Pass UMC at 6 PM on Sunday evenings.

“Guys & Beer” — Tuesdays at 6 PM

Just a time to get together and share life…and a beer.

Pastor Jim will have some (usually interesting) beer on hand and we’ll sit around the table and make small talk.

Lenten Soup Suppers — 3/8 @Catholics 3/15 @UMC

Just a reminder of our upcoming Lenten Soup Suppers.


We’ll be needing Soup, Bread, & Desserts for March 15th as we host the Supper.

Schedule of Activities & Practices This Lenten Season

Wednesday Soup Suppers

Every Wednesday from 6-7 PM at participating churches. There will be soup and a Lenten activity. On March 8th we’ll be at the Catholic Church. On March 15th we’ll be at the United Methodist Church. Please contact the church office (907-224-7368/ for updated information as we make our way through the season.

Online Book Study

We have a study group making its way through James Martin’s Seven Last Words: An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus this Lenten Season. We will be discussing in a private Facebook Group. Please contact Pastor Jim if you’d like to participate (907-224-7368/

Tuesday Women’s Bible Study — 6 PM

Our Women’s Bible Study is continuing to meet. Please contact the church office (907-224-7368/ if you’d like to join in.

Tuesday “Guys & Beer” — 6-7 PM

We are having an informal “guys” gathering over beer at the parsonage (336 First Avenue). We’ll have some interesting beer available each week to try and we’ll make small talk. It’s just a way to hang out and share life with each other.

Prayer Station During Worship

We will again be having a prayer station during worship for persons to offer their prayers to God in a tangible way. There will be cardboard “gift tags” to write prayers on and then place them on frames to offer them to God and so others can pray for them as well.

Lenten Photo Challenge

We will be collecting photos that, in some way, go along with the themes of “The Seven Last Words of Christ.” These are the last sentences or saying of Jesus as he hung on the cross on Good Friday, at least as recorded in the Gospels.

Ash Wednesday Worship — 6 PM @ Lutheran Church

There is a community service for Ash Wednesday at Resurrection Lutheran Church at 6 PM on March 1st. Come for a service of Word, Meditation, and the imposition of ashes as we remember our need for grace during this season.

Seward UMC -- PO Box 5, Seward, Alaska 99664 --