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Worship Location and Times

140 Waterloo Ave
Berwyn, PA 19312-1733

Sundays at 10:00 AM


Worshipping God, Serving Jesus, Loving Others


We are committed to being a diverse community of socially conscious believers, affirming our faith in Christ through action.

Common Questions

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Our worship combines traditional hymns, special music by our talented music director, and dynamic preaching from our pastor. As a result, our order of worship is relatively consistent from week to week.

First, we prepare ourselves for worship by singing the week's song of praise. After that, we participate through a responsive call to worship. Our opening hymn follows this. Next, we recognize that we have not wholly followed God's will through the last week, so we confess our sins with a communal confession. Finally, after receiving words of forgiveness and pardon, we offer one another signs of peace.

We then turn to scripture with an old and new testament reading followed by the sermon. 

After the sermon, we have a time of special music where an invitation to pray at the altar. We then celebrate ministry in the church and offer ourselves and our gifts to God for his work through the church in Berwyn and worldwide.

We then recognize that we are joined together by the Holy Spirit. We are never alone, and we pray for each other giving God thanks for all that He has done, lifting the people and situations that way heavily on our hearts, and asking God to work through us if we can be an answer to someone's prayer.

Finally, we sing a closing hymn and receive a blessing to go into the world to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

We believe that the best way for children to learn the value of the church is to participate fully in worship.  We have found that children who attend worship with their families pick up on Bible stories, lessons, and profound theological concepts even when it appears they may not be engaged. For children over 5yo, we have activity bags. These bags have crafts, games, coloring sheets, and other materials for children to interact with while attending worship. 

We understand that for our smallest children, it can be beneficial to both child and parent to have a place where children are safely cared for while their parents worship. For children 0-5yo we have a trained staff person running our nursery.  

Our church has a one-way entrance and one-way exit with ample parking behind the church with multiple accessible parking spaces.

If you don't see your question here, we would love to chat with you about your specific request. You can submit a question using our contact form, and we'll be in touch with you as soon as we can!

Our History

Berwyn United Methodist Church enjoys a rich history of commitment and devotion to our Lord and community that dates back to 1881. At that time Reverend Andrew Cather organized a Sunday School in Devon that was held in a small frame chapel, called the Eagle Methodist Episcopal Church. A storm demolished this building in 1883 and services were moved to Berwyn Hall in 1884 where the church was established as part of the Salem charge; therefore, 1884 is the official founding date of our church.

During that year the Methodists bought a lot extending from Church Avenue (now Main Avenue) to Waterloo Road in Berwyn. Ground was broken for the new building in 1887. It was completed and officially dedicated as the Berwyn M. E. Church in 1888. Many additions and improvements were made to this church between its dedication in 1888 and its eventual sale to the neighboring Trinity Presbyterian Church in 1961. Currently this structure is the home of the Footlighters Theater.

The congregation purchased the present church property on Waterloo Avenue from the Misses Coates in 1956. An education building, fellowship hall and a parsonage were constructed and dedicated in 1958. In 1961 eight new classrooms and a kitchen were added.

Ground was broken for the new sanctuary in 1966, and it was consecrated in 1967 as Berwyn Methodist Church. Our Church’s name was changed to Berwyn United Methodist Church in 1968. In 1984 a new parsonage was built on the church property.

The Facilities Improvement Project of 2000-2004 grew out of the congregation's recognition of the need for an improved and enlarged physical structure for our church. With the backing of a $1.5M capital campaign, ground was broken on March 17, 2002 for a family life center or multipurpose auditorium / dining hall / sports court with state-of-the-art institutional kitchen, an improved and enlarged entrance / parlor area with a new library, and renovated offices and meeting rooms including a fine arts/choir room. The cornerstone was laid on May 4, 2003 , and the project was completed in late 2003. The name, Schieck Hall, former name of Fellowship Hall, was carried over to the new family life center.

As we enjoy the fruits of our current building project, we give thanks for God's providence in the life of our church and the community beyond. We bless the faithful leadership and support of our congregation and pastors throughout the history of Berwyn United Methodist Church.