Worship in Sanctuary Update (click for more info)

Worship time has changed to 10:30 AM as of 11/15/2020

Welcome Statement

Welcome to Congress Street United Methodist Church where we are evolving followers of Jesus for the transformation of the world!

We welcome the full inclusion of all people in the life and ministries of Congress Street UMC. We affirm that all people are worthy of God’s love and grace, for all are created in the image of God and are beloved children of God.

God welcomes all! Therefore, we welcome all, including those of all races, cultures, or nationalities; those of all sexual orientations & gender identities, or relationship statuses; those of all ages. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, immigration status or anything else that often divides us.

We recognize that there are differences among us, but believe that although we may not think alike, we can love alike. We invite everyone to join us on this journey of reconciliation toward greater love, understanding, and mutual respect.

Live Video Broadcast Of Sunday Worship Service And Sunday Service Podcasts

Go to our Podcast Page to listen to the week of your choice, or you can also watch the service live on Sunday mornings by going to the Congress Street United Methodist Church FaceBook page.  The video history is on the left side of the page to watch the Service of your choice.

Follow this link: Congress Street UMC FaceBook Page

Youth Message Sunday March 1, 2020

Upcoming Events – Small Groups

H3 – Holy Happy Hour

H3 is pending the changes in the government CDC recommendations, will notify everyone when it will be starting again…..

H3 is a small group discussion and games meeting at the Nelson household, 1308 S. 24th St., Lafayette, (deck in good weather) on Thursday’s at 6:30 pm.  The main dish is provided by the Nelson’s – bring a dish to pass if you wish.  Topics are varied and we tend to drift into others as the evening progresses.  Check the H3: Holy Happy Hour Facebook page H3: Holy Happy Hour or call/text Lynn at (765) 491-7856 to find out the main dish and topic.  All are welcome.

Free WiFi

Congress Street now has free WiFi in our parking lot, park close to the church, and connect to CONGRESS STREET FREE, requires no password.


We welcome you to our church and would like to provide you with information to learn more about us. Feel free to browse the information presented here.

For additional information, please contact the church at (765) 447-4158 or visit the Contact page.

First Time Visitor

How do I get there?

We are located at 2010 Congress Street in Lafayette, Indiana; across from Oakland Elementary School. Lafayette is about 60 miles northwest of the center of Indianapolis via U.S. 52 or I-65.

Where do I park?

All parking is on the church property with some spaces on the north side and a large parking lot on the west side of the church. The primary entrances are the west entrances. There are handicap parking spaces located in the north side lot of the church located near the north accessible entrance.

Please be considerate of others, particularly our seniors on canes and walkers, and be careful not to block other cars.

What do I bring?

Bring yourself and maybe a Bible, if you wish to follow along with the readings from your own.  There are also Bibles and hymnals in the pews.

When do I need to arrive?

Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Come a few minutes early to park, hang up coats and stop in the narthex for information.

What do adults wear?

You are welcome to wear whatever you are comfortable in. There is no “dress code” at Congress Street UMC. Some people wear their “Sunday Best,” while others “Go casual”.

What is the service like?

The Worship service takes place in the Sanctuary. It is a blend of traditional hymns, contemporary praise songs and special music by our choir and others. Children are invited to stay in the service with their families.  There is a time in the worship service that is solely focused on children and youth.   We celebrate communion the first Sunday of the month and ALL are welcome to join us in Communion with Christ at His table.  The sermons are bible-based either on a theme or a topic that will stand on its own.  Services usually last about an hour.

May our child stay with us during the service?

Yes, children are always welcome to share worship with the congregation.  We do not have a nursery attendant at this time.

Is your church accessible to people in wheelchairs?

Yes. We have handicap parking spaces in the north parking lot of the church. The church is accessible via ramp to the main floor. Handicap restrooms are located in the east hallway near the chapel.