Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church

Serving as a faith community since 1866. GLORY TO GOD! NOTE: The United Methodist Church voted not to change its position on LGBTQ issues in the Church. Simpson honors all UMC polity while continuing to welcome all of God's children who wish to worship with us.

Convenient Location
We invite you to experience Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church at 607 Shrewsbury St., Charleston, WV, 25301.
Weekend service is held Sunday at 10:45 a.m. Services typically last for an hour and twenty minutes.

Inviting Atmosphere
You might be greeted in the parking lot with a smile and a wave, or with a handshake at the door. Either way, we hope your first impression of SMUMC is one of enthusiastic, sincere welcoming. We’re glad to come together in worship, and we’re glad you’ve joined us.

Diverse Body
Inside you’ll meet all kinds of people from different backgrounds. Some grew up in the church, and some are brand new, but each sought to find a personal relationship with the Lord and a church body with which to fellowship. These are the people who call SMUMC home.

Relaxed Style
You’ll see people dressed in all manner of Sunday wear, from coats and ties to shorts and flip-flops. We’re not hung up on image at SMUMC. As it says in 1 Samuel: “Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart."

Dynamic Worship
The psalm says to “sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.” That’s why worship at SMUMC is alive, electric, engaging and real. From countdown to dismissal, we strive to create an environment where God’s people find safety to worship Him freely. There are no rules--raise your hands, kneel, stand, or sit in reflection. Just respond sincerely to the call to praise and worship.

Relevant Teaching
Jesus preached to ordinary people from all walks of life. He exhorted and challenged His audience using parables and examples taken from everyday situations. He made a timeless message of hope relevant to the people of His day, and that is exactly what we strive to deliver at Simpson Memorial: a Truth-based teaching that applies on Sunday...and every day of the week.

So please join us this weekend. Let the welcoming atmosphere, relevant message, and celebratory worship experience breathe life into your spirit... and make SMUMC the place you call home!