A long tradition

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Welcome

At Stayton United Methodist Church, you are welcomed as a beloved child of God. This is true regardless of class, race, ethnic origin, gender, ability, sexual orientation or any other label you can think of.

  • Whether you are young, old, or somewhere in-between
  • Whether you have been educated by life or have a college degree
  • Whether you sing off tune, or are the next Mozart
  • Whether you consider yourself progressive or conservative
  • Whether you are single or part of a family
  • Whether you arrive bright-eyed or clutching a cup of coffee hoping to get caffeinated
  • As Jesus said to his disciples, “Come and see”
Welcome sign at Stayton United Methodist Church

Worship

Worshiping together is an important part of how we experience the love of God and one another.

  • Worship is at 10 a.m. every Sunday morning
  • Communion is open to all and occurs on the first Sunday of the month
  • Children are welcome in worship
  • Nursery care is available for younger children
  • The scripture and messages you hear will invite you to love Jesus and one another in the way you live your life
  • The music, a blend of traditional hymns, contemporary worship songs, and a lively time with children playing rhythm instruments, will gladden your hearts
  • The pianist, a world class musician, plays music that will bless your worship and stir your soul
  • The choir and special music brings depth and beauty to the service
  • Children are invited to participate in the chime choir that performs regularly
Children's Choir

What to Expect

  • A warm welcome whether you wear a suit and tie or shorts and a t-shirt
  • Someone available to help you feel at home and answer your questions
  • A worship service that lasts about an hour with time for singing, silence, prayer, scripture, a friendly handshake, and a message you can apply to your life
  • Coffee and light refreshments after worship to satisfy your hunger and help you get to know people
  • A congregation that understands times of struggle and doubt, encourages probing questions, and surrounds you with love
  • Opportunities to get involved and make a difference

Who Are We

We are God’s children, seeking to deepen our relationship with Jesus and with each other, as we share God’s love.

  • We are farmers, teachers, nurses, and landscapers
  • We are government workers, restaurant servers, sales people, accountants, and people from all walks of life
  • We are starting out in life and retired
  • We stay home to take care of our children, and take care of our parents
  • We are long time community residents, and new to town
Pastor Janine speaking from the pulpit

Meet the Pastor

Pastor Janine has been a life-long United Methodist. Her passion is to help people experience and share the love of God, heart to heart, and soul to soul. She has been a pastor since 2008, with degrees from the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, the University of Oregon, and Western Michigan University. Her worship style is warm, informal, inclusive, and relevant to everyday life. She moved to Oregon in 1975 where she raised 2 boys.

Meet the Administrative Assistant

Angel Miller, who holds everything together, is the person you meet when you come to the church weekday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. To say that she runs the office does not communicate the depth of her kindness, her knowledge, and her love for the church. Angel has been here since 2006. Everyone, especially the pastor, appreciates her ability to keep things running smoothly.

Angel Miller, Administrative Assistant
Music Director - Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst

Meet the Music Director

Jean-Marie van Bronkhorst, Music Director

Jean-Marie plays the music for our worship services and directs the choir. Every Sunday feels like a concert; we are so blessed with his incredible music.

Jean-Marie is an extraordinarily talented musician. He studied music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague in the Netherlands. Not only does he play the piano and organ masterfully, he composes music. His compositions have been performed by musicians and orchestras around the world and his music has a large following on YouTube. Jean-Marie also teaches music in the Cascade School District in Turner, Oregon and gives piano lessons to private students.

Meet the Director of Church and Community Counseling

Greg Johansen, retired Methodist pastor, serves as Minister of Church and Community Counseling and as director of the Grace Counseling Center. Greg is wise and wonderful and brings this wisdom of over thirty years of clinical, teaching, and training experience in mental health clinic, parish, college, and hospital settings to his work with the church. Greg Johansen, M.Div., Ph.D., NCC is just “Good People” to those who know and love him.

Location & Accessibility

We believe our building and lovely setting are part of our ministry to the community. Our goal is to provide a beautiful, comfortable, accessible and safe place for church members and the community to gather.

  • All on one level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible parking and bathrooms
  • Someone to assist at the door on Sundays and during office hours 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. weekdays
  • Air conditioning for hot summer days
  • Large print bulletins and hymnals
  • An excellent sound system in the sanctuary with assistive listening devices available

Community Use

The building is available for community use for a modest fee. Download our Rental Form: