Worship with Bradley United Methodist Church

Speaking from living Scripture to the cultural context of today

An Inclusive Worship Service

When you worship at Bradley, you can expect a warm welcome, of course. But more than that you will find a worship service that speaks from living scripture to the culture and context in which we live today. Being a part of a community – whether it’s in church, at home, at work, or in our own neighborhood – means valuing one another, being kind to all people, and bringing God’s light and love into the world. That is what you will experience when you worship at Bradley.

Bradley UMC is a Lighthouse Congregation. We offer support and a place to come for healing, peace, and rest from the hardships of life that overwhelm each of us. We will welcome, nurture, and love those who no longer feel welcome in their home church or have no church affiliation at all. There is a place for you here. You are one of us on this journey of faith as we seek to live as disciples of Jesus Christ, being a light to the world overcoming the darkness revealing hope, faith, and belovedness.

Worship Service

Bradley worships with a blend of contemporary and traditional ways. In our readings, with our music, and in the preaching, we respect the wisdom and truth of God’s word and live it out in contemporary ways.

Bradley worships at 9:45 and the service is approximately one hour long. You may enter the church at the Pennsylvania Street entrance or use the accessible entrance on the Main Street entrance.

Sunday Morning Opportunities

Child care is provided 9:30-11:00 Sunday morning. Children through 6th grade are invited to Children’s Time in Room 103, at the Main Street entrance. Children will participate in the Sanctuary for the Children’s Moment, then engage in a short lesson, including crafts and song, with the adult leaders in Room 103.

Adult Sunday School in Room 204 begins at 8:30 am Sunday. Topics change with the seasons of the church. Included for discussion are Lenten and Advent studies, Bible studies, and current event-based studies.

Worship Opportunities

Chancel Choir

Led by Heather Pechin-Myers, the Chancel Choir provides music twice a month and participates in congregational song leadership each Sunday. Rehearsal is Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30. If you are interested in singing in the choir, please contact the office.

Bradley Ringers

Led by Jane Modisett, Bradley Ringers, a 3-octave bell choir, rings monthly and on special occasions. Rehearsal is Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 7:00. For more information about Bradley Rings, please contact the office.

Praise Team

Heather Pechin-Myers leads a small group ensemble who provide special music monthly during worship. Their music is primarily contemporary. Please contact the office. for more information.


Ushers are led by John Groves, providing guidance and leadership during the worship service. If you are interested in ushering, please contact the office.


Greeters welcome worshipers each Sunday morning at the 2 entrances of the church. They provide directions and information about Bradley. Shelley Rogers leads the ushers, and you can contact the office for more information.


Elementary-age children are invited to assist in worship leadership by lighting the altar candles before the service and extinguishing them after the service. Please contact the office for more information.


Tracy Campbell recruits liturgists to lead in worship by reading the scripture lesson and leading the congregational call to worship and prayers. Please contact the office for more information.

Media Team

The media team – technicians for live stream, audio, and visual sources – provide accessible live and virtual worship experiences on Sunday mornings. If you are interested in being a part of this team, training is provided and scheduling is based on your availability. Please contact the church office for more information.