SoPines UMC COVID-19 Resources

Updated: In-Person Worship Guidelines

The Contemporary service features the SoPinesUMC Praise Band. It is an informal service blending contemporary and traditional styles of worship. Liturgy, song lyrics, and primary Scripture passages are integrated into an audio/visual display during the worship service. 

The second service is at 11 AM is also in-person and in the sanctuary.  This service is a traditional experience of worship which is lead by the SoPinesUMC Chancel Choir. This service is more liturgical in nature, and hymns feature prominently in this service of worship. 

SoPines UMC values the children's worship experience, and a children's sermon is part of our 9 AM Contemporary Service, except for communion Sundays. Children ages 3-7yo can participate in Kids Own Worship (KOW), which begins after the children's sermon. 

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Worship Services

Southern Pines United Methodist Church 
175 MIDLAND ROAD

SOUTHERN PINES, NC 28387

PHONE:  910-692-3518

FAX:        910-692-5875

E-MAIL: SPUMC@NC.RR.COM

Ways to #WorshipWithUs:

9AM Contemporary/Stream & 11 AM Traditional/Stream

Click to #WatchUsLive (website)

We'll do our best to make you feel welcomed, no matter who you are! Don't believe us?  Give us a try!

Worship With Us

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Whether you have been a Christian for 75 years or are brand new to your faith, profess to be a life-long United Methodist, or claim no affiliation, we invite you to check us out.


Please visit our COVID-19 Resource page to learn more about our guidelines for worshipping with us in person.


Let us embrace John Wesley's three rules:

"Do no harm. Do good. Stay in love with God." as we navigate this unique time together. We believe the church is its people and not a building.  

​SoPines UMC offers two in-person worship experiences. The first service is a Contemporay Service at 9 AM, and the second is a Traditional Service at 11 AM.​ The nursery is also available from 8:45 AM - 12noon each Sunday for newborns - 2yrs. Holy Communion is served the first Sunday of each month at both services.