At Barrington United Methodist Church we strive to Worship vibrantly, Grow a deep and vital faith, Connect with God and one another for support and friendship, and passionately Serve our neighbors near and far. This, we believe, is what God is calling us to be as the church of Jesus Christ.
Vital and vibrant worship is at the center of our life together. Frederick Buechner says that to worship God means to serve God. He writes:
Basically there are two ways to do it. One way is to do things for God that he needs to have done—run errands, carry messages, fight on his side, feed his lambs, and so on. The other way is to do things for him that you need to do—sing songs, create beautiful things, give things up for him, tell God what’s on your mind and on your heart, in general rejoice in him and make a fool of yourself for him…”
Growing deeper in our faith in God and connection with one another is essential as we walk the journey of faith. Inspiring people to grow in faith in God and in connection with one another is just as important as worshiping God passionately and reaching out to serve our neighbors.
Still, perhaps the most important work any faith community can do is to serve others—particularly the last, the least and the lost. There are a lot of civic groups that one might join who care for the environment, or provide health or human services or engage in a variety of other philanthropic activities. But we transform well-intentioned service into life changing discipleship when we take time to celebrate, inspire and reflect on how serving others helped us to also serve God.
We invite you to join us in our mission to build a community to worship God and create disciples to serve all people.
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Baptism and wedding arrangements can be made by contacting Paula Gordon (847-836-5540).
Office Phone: (847) 836-5540 Email Fax: (847) 836-1644
Barrington United Methodist Church
98 Algonquin Road
Barrington, IL 60010
The Barrington United Methodist Church building is located at the southeast corner of Illinois routes 59 and 62 (Algonquin Road) in Barrington Hills, Illinois.
From the North
Travel south on Illinois Rte. 59. If driving through Barrington, follow the right fork south of downtown where Rte. 59 splits with Barrington Road. Continue to light at Algonquin Road (IL Rte. 62). Turn left onto Algonquin Road, then turn right into BUMC parking lot.
From the South
If traveling north on Barrington Road, turn left at Algonquin Road. Continue west on Algonquin, past the light at Palatine Road, then turn left into BUMC parking lot.
If traveling north on Illinois Rte. 59, turn right at Algonquin Road, then turn right into BUMC parking lot.
From the East
Travel west on Algonquin, past the light at Palatine Road, then turn left into BUMC parking lot.
Travel west on Palatine Road to light at Algonquin Road. Turn right on Algonquin Road, then turn left into BUMC parking lot.
From the West
Travel east on either Dundee Road (IL Rte. 68) or Algonquin Road (IL Rte. 62). Continue east at junction of 68 and 62, straight through the light at IL Rte. 59, and turn right into BUMC parking lot.