worship (Gather)

We are called to GATHER as the Body of Christ for worship and community so that we may be people who are grounded in our relationship with our Creator, with humankind, and with all of creation (Acts 2.42). Click on the links to learn more about the different ways you can gather with the Benson Memorial UMC family.

Worship Services

Here at Benson Memorial UMC, we have two worship services on Sunday mornings. Our 8:45 a.m. service is a Service of Word and Table, with communion offered each week. Our 11:00 a.m. service is the traditional-style worship, with our Chancel Choir. Pastors Kelly Lyn Logue and Jeff Babajtis lead the congregation each week.


 

 

Join us for A Celtic Worship Journey through Advent  

7:00 p.m., December 4, 11, and 18 in the Youth Center

 

These special worship experiences on Wednesday night will be casual, in the round, with acoustic music and Celtic themed liturgy. We hope you’ll join us and bring a friend!

 

Childcare provided.


AN ADVENT & CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERIES

 

Sunday, December 1

“Prepare Him Room: Hopeful Joy”

Special Guest: Harpist Anita Burroughs-Price

Worship at 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 

Wednesday, December 4

A Celtic Worship Journey through Advent

7:00 p.m. in the Youth Center

 

Sunday, December 8

“Make the Blessings Known: Unabashed Joy”

Worship at 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 

Wednesday, December 11

A Celtic Worship Journey through Advent

7:00 p.m. in the Youth Center

 

Sunday, December 15

“Repeat the Sounding Joy”

Plus the "Let There Be Christmas" Choir Cantata

One Combined Worship at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 18

A Celtic Worship Journey through Advent

7:00 p.m. in the Youth Center

 

Sunday, December 22

“Make the Nations Prove: Peaceful Joy”

Worship at 8:45 & 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

“The Lord Is Come: Incarnate Joy”

Family Worship at 4:00 p.m.

Candlelight Communion Services at 8:00 & 11:00 p.m.

All services are in the Sanctuary

Childcare available at the 8:00 p.m. service only

 

Sunday, December 29

Service of Lessons & Carols

One Combined Worship at 10:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

 

Childcare is available.



Recent sermons

Scripture Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17     by Pastor Kelly Lyn Logue

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:11–23     by Pastor Jeff Babajtis

Scripture Reading: Luke 18:9-14     by Pastor Kelly Lyn Logue

Laity Sunday     Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:4-7, 12-27     by Lay Leaders Kathy Waters, Anna Clark, Allen Till

Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19

"Where Your Heart Is: Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing"  Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:25-35

"Where Your Heart Is: How to Give"  Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:1-6

"Where Your Heart Is: The Problem with Two Masters"  Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:24

"Where Your Heart Is: What Our Hearts Treasure"  Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:19–23