98 Algonquin Road
Barrington, Illinois 60010


Worship Schedule

Sunday Morning Worship

8:00 a.m. Chapel Worship

Welcoming, caring community

You are invited to join this welcoming, caring community that worships God in an intimate setting. Essential elements of this service include: a time of gathering, liturgy, hymns, a sermon, Communion, and a sending forth into the world to live our faith.

9:30 a.m. Classic Worship

Historic traditions of word and table

Please join us in the soaring, light-filled Sanctuary for this more formal worship experience. Essential elements of this service include: a mix of traditional and current hymns, liturgy, organ and choir, sermon, and a time for children every Sunday. Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of every month.

11:00 a.m. Crossroads Worship

New traditions of praise and worship

There is a place for you in this unique worship service where contemporary and traditional worship intersect. Essential elements of this service include:  diverse musical styles led by our worship team, ancient traditions and rituals reinterpreted, and a sermon that invites both reflection and action. Communion is celebrated regularly.

Sunday Morning Faith Development

Children’s Faith Development

9:45 a.m. JAM “Jesus and Me”

Connecting kids to God and one another through bible stories, games, and music

At JAM, kids ages 3 years through 5th grade will grow in their faith while learning about the Kingdom of God through Bible stories, worship-style music and motions, games and crafts. (Snacks are provided.)

JAM is led by our Jr. and Sr. High Students with the support of adult leaders. This gives our 6th-12th grade students the opportunity to mentor younger kids as they become leaders while strengthening their own faith.

JAM takes place during the 9:30 a.m. Classic Service after the kids enjoy the Pastors Children’s Message and ends at 10:45 a.m.

Essential Elements of JAM include:

  • An hour long large group worship
    setting with songs and movement for all ages.
  • Age level small group time for stories, games and crafts
  • Mentoring, leadership and faith formation opportunity for kids and Jr. & Sr. High Students to connect in a worship environment.

 11:00 a.m. Pathfinders

Walking our paths together, building our relationship with God

Children (age 3 through 5th grade) are invited to join in age level small groups with caring teachers to grow deeper in faith so we can live our lives as Christ’s followers.

Essential Elements of Pathfinders include:

  • Every week, intentional connections are made between our faith development education classes and our BUMC worship services.
  • Our Feasting on the Word Curriculum utilizes a common bible passage for all learners, making it easy for families to learn and live out their faith together.
  • Children will have time to gather together, share their thinking, and learn about God through activities, music, and bible stories.

Youth Faith Development

11:00 a.m. Merge (6th– 8th grade)

Moving Closer, Moving Forward

We want every Middle School Student to have a person who knows them and a place they can belong at Barrington UMC, so we invite you to join “Merge.” It’s for students who want to grow their relationship with God through serving with others in JAM, Jesus and Me. “Merge” is a place to grow, learn and have fun together. We believe every single 6th-8th grade student can be a leader in huge ways. Come see where faith and fun merge!

Essential Elements of Merge include:

  • Preparation for mentoring and leadership roles at JAM
  • Learning together through bible study and conversation
  • Serving together at JAM and in other ways at BUMC and in the community

12:00 p.m. Intersection (9th-12th grade), second and fourth Sundays

Finding Your Way in Faith and Life

Our weekly Sunday “Intersection” features a diverse mix of meaningful activities for youth. We spend time sharing lunch and learning how to share ourselves through our gifts and stories.

Essential Elements of Intersection include:

  • Friends, fun and food!
  • Exploring faith in God together
  • Figuring out life in a sacred, safe place

Adult Faith Development

Be challenged and shaped by the Word of God and by one another in grace. 

Christian discipleship is a life-long journey of learning and becoming. At Barrington United Methodist Church, we offer a rich variety of opportunities for adults to learn what it means to be followers of Jesus and how to practice faith in the world everyday. Here is a place for you to deepen your faith and understanding by thought-provoking studies and inspiring dialogues.

Join us in these formative classes on Sunday mornings.

9:30 a.m. Journey of Faith

Each week the 9:30 class offers a new stand-alone study on current cultural and theological topics. Studies include DVD presentations, articles, biblical reflection and discussion. Feel free to drop in any Sunday and engage in the lively conversation.

11:00 a.m. Faith Builders

Throughout the year, the 11:00 class offers a variety of 4-6 week short term studies on theological topics and great Christian thinkers. Studies include book discussion and biblical reflection.

Open Minds, Open Hearts Guest Lecture Series

At various times throughout the year we will host clergy, theologians and experts from various organizations who will present compelling topics to our adult classes.