New is good! Thanks for checking out PB UMC. On this page, we want to cover a few common questions that newcomers ask.
When and Where is Worship?
7.9.20: We continue to worship remotely as we have since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it’s now easier than ever to attend our worship services. Tune into our livestream on Sunday mornings at 9!
We usually have two identical worship services at 9am and 10:30am Sundays. Sometimes there are special holiday services. Click here to confirm this week’s schedule.
The church is in the heart of Pacific Beach at 1561 Thomas Avenue. Click here for a map and directions.
What Is Worship Like?
It’s great! We celebrate an uplifting, “blended” style of worship, meaning that the service incorporates traditional and modern music accompanied by organ, piano, drums, and other instruments. All words are on a screen up front so the service is easy to follow. We sing together and we listen to the Voices of Praise choir perform heartfelt anthems. Each week, Pastor Bob brings a sermon that’s relevant and always rooted in scripture. You can listen to past sermons here.
What about Children?
Children of all ages are welcome and celebrated at PB UMC. Nursery care is available from 9-11:30 Sunday mornings. Pre-schoolers and older usually come to worship and enjoy the special children’s story early in the service, then go out to Sunday school (though they are welcome to stay with the grown-ups). Besides Sunday mornings, youth programs are available for elementary through high school youth.
What Should I Wear?
Be comfortable! You will find people at PB UMC wearing coats and ties, dresses, jeans, shorts, and flip-flops.
Where Should I Park?
The church has a parking lot on the west side of its campus that extends across the alley. Additional free parking is available one block away at US Bank (corner of Ingraham and Grand). Street parking is also free.
What if I’m…
Single? Married? Divorced? Old? Young? Gay? Straight? Rich? Poor? Black/white/Latin/Asian/etc. So are we! You’ll fit right in.
What about Accessibility?
PB UMC is proud to have differently-abled persons on staff and in the congregation. Parking for those with disabled tags is available in the front part of the main lot. The sanctuary and social hall are at ground level. Accessible bathrooms are available. Children’s Sunday school rooms usually involve stairs but accommodations can be made; in fact, a specially trained assistant is available for special needs children. Please contact us if you’d like more details.
Come see us! You’ll be welcomed. If there are any questions we forgot, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday!