At Willow Glen UMC we think that church is a place you should be able to come as you are. We're open and inviting because that's what Christ taught us. We don't judge and we don't expect you to "know" how to do church. We hope that you'll come give us a chance to be a part of your spiritual journey.
When are your Services?
Holy Week and Easter are a wonderful time to worship with your church family, friends and neighbors - we hope you will join us for our Holy Week Services and Sunday celebrations:
April 14: Palm Sunday Service: 10:0am
in the Sanctuary, with palm celebration, choirs, and loud Hosannas!
April 18: Maundy Thursday Service: 7:30pm
in the Sanctuary, with choir and communion.
April 19: Good Friday Service: 7:00pm
Joint service with Los Gatos UMC, Cambrian Park UMC, and Almaden Hills UMC at Almaden Hills UMC. The choirs will all sing together.
April 21: Easter Sunday: 10:00am in the Sanctuary.
Bells, band and choir celebrate the resurrection through song.
April 28: Holy Humor Sunday: Back for the 2nd year in a row. Wear bunny ears, an outrageous tie or funny hat. Bring your best jokes, leftover Easter candy. Make a Peeps diorama! We’ll have some laid back fun.
What time does Sunday service start?
10:00am until 11:00am.
Join in the Wesley Room for coffee, snacks, and fellowship after the service.
Where do I go?
The entrance to the main sanctuary is on Newport Ave right at Minnesota Ave. There are two big brown double doors that are usually open before service starts with a huge sign over them that says “Willow Glen United Methodist Church.” Please be aware that we do mix it up so if you find one area is too quiet when you arrive, try the other worship space.
Main Sanctuary Entrance
What should I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable. Everything from dresses and suits to jeans and sneakers is fine, you’ll see the full spectrum here – from babies to seniors wearing whatever suits them. We're more interested in having you come worship God with us than what you're wearing.
What’s the music like?
There’s a choir and pipe organ, with guest instruments always possible—like our amazing bell choir. The music mixes traditional — drawing on both Methodist and modern tradition—as well as some more contemporary version, played by our Praise Band. All have beautiful inspiring words with soaring music and experienced vocals.
What about kids?
We love kids – families and children are a big focus here at Willow Glen UMC. Kids of all ages attend our service and we’re especially proud that kids are welcome to stay for the duration of the service or go to children’s chapel mid-way through the service. We offer drawing pads and stuff as well.
What if I've done bad things or I'm not perfect?
You'll fit right in with the rest of us then. The most important thing we want you to know about Willow Glen United Methodist is that we're a group of imperfect and broken people trying to find Christ together. We aren't worried about what you've done—we’re about where you're going.
What If I'm not a Christian or come from another faith?
We hope that if you're not committed to Christ that you'd allow us the privilege of showing you how we worship our Lord. All of us started where you are right now, and some of us are still there. The point isn't about where you are in your faith journey, but that you're on a journey, and we'd like to be a part of that journey.