Schedule of Sunday Services

  • 9:30 – 10:30 am Worship Service and Children’s Church
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am Fellowship Time
  • 10:45 – 12:00 noon Adult Sunday School

Our Theology

We believe God’s love is for all people.

Through education and worship we long to live out the words of Charles Wesley, “Let us unite the two so long divided, knowledge and vital piety.”

We believe grace is the momentum that drives us into a relationship with God and with our world.

Our Mission and Welcoming Statement

For over 100 years, Otterbein Church has gathered on the corner of Queen and Clay Streets, following the call to make a difference in our community and our world. We believe the great commandments, to love God with all our strength, soul, heart and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe that God’s grace is extended to all. We welcome persons of every age, race, color, ability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any others who are marginalized, to be part of our journey. Together, we continue to explore and live the meaning of Christian discipleship in today’s world.

Our Mission and Welcoming Statement

For over 100 years, Otterbein Church has gathered on the corner of Queen and Clay Streets, following the call to make a difference in our community and our world. We believe the great commandments, to love God with all our strength, soul, heart and mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. We believe that God’s grace is extended to all. We welcome persons of every age, race, color, ability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, and any others who are marginalized, to be part of our journey. Together, we continue to explore and live the meaning of Christian discipleship in today’s world.

Worship Times

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service and Children’s Church

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Fellowship Time

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Adult Sunday School

Address

20 East Clay Street
Lancaster PA
17602

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Latest from the Blog

Ponderings from Philip Gulley

On November 2 and 3 we had the opportunity to hear from the Rev. Philip Gulley, Quaker pastor and author, during his visit to Otterbein. He shared his unique brand of storytelling with us, blending wisdom and humor in a variety of ways. During a time of Q&A, one...

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Hey, Hey, Anybody Listening?

Years ago, I was serving a congregation and I will never forget one Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost is considered the birthday of the church. The time the Holy Spirit rested on the people after Jesus ascended. The life of the Church began. So, I thought I would bring a...

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Body of Christ

Could you use another family? As one of our Lenten anthems, the choir sang a piece in which the phrase, “How beautiful is the body of Christ” as the overwhelming theme. At first glance, one might assume that this means the actual body of Christ our Lord, but further...

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What’s Happening

United Methodist Women

UMW meets the second Monday of each month for prayer, education, fellowship, and service.

Bible Study

Otterbein UMC joins with Pearl Street UMC on Mondays at 1:00 p.m. to study the Bible.

Community Meal

At 6:00 p.m. on the first Friday of each month, Otterbein provides a free, tasty, and well-balanced meal for the community.

Professional Clothing Bank

Tuesdays: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Thursdays: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Second Saturday of each Month: 10 AM to 12 noon

Attic Treasures Sale

Second Saturday of the Month
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Sermon Archive

Facilities

If you are interested in using the facilities of Otterbein United Methodist Church, please download our facilities usage form.