98 Algonquin Road
Barrington, Illinois 60010


United Methodist Men


The mission of the United Methodist Men (UMM) is to enable all men to engage more fully in worship, faith development, and outreach.UMM-logo_plain


United Methodist Men meets every Saturday for Bible study and to plan other faith development and mission activities.  Coffee, pastries, and camaraderie start at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting/class is 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in the church Parlor.

Faith Development

UMM engages in Bible study, other reading, and discussion that is interesting, informative, and enriching.  From the group’s recent studies of Philippians, Judges, and Corinthians, to a biography on Dietrich Bonheoffer, to provocative books like The Relational Soul by former pastors Richard Plass and James Cofield, study is diverse and engaging.


UMM members engage in ministries such as –

  • Working in the BUMC community garden that harvested nearly 30,000 pounds of vegetables for area food banks last yearumm-Garden-3
  • Staffing the USO at O’Hare International Airport
  • Packing food at Feed My Starving Children
  • Staffing prison ministries that benefit newly released prisoners
  • Contributing to Society of St. Andrew projects (America’s premier food distribution ministry)
  • Cooking and serving food for various church functions

. . . and other outreach initiatives.


Mission, the UMM singing group, participates in worship and performs for church social functions.  Additional musicians are always welcome!


Participation in all of these UMM ministries is completely optional and each member selects those that best match his talents and schedule.  Those who receive the benefits of UMM services appreciate even the smallest contribution of time and talent.  UMM members commit as little as an hour each week while others spend half-days in the garden, most of the night at O’Hare, and make other major commitments.


A highlight of UMM activities is always the fellowship that develops when men study and serve together.


All men are welcome, even if they are not members of the church. Membership and other questions related to United Methodist Men can be directed to Brian Kramper or John Maxson.