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Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist Church
Summer Worship Times

"Come to the Table" @ 8am, Chapel

"Stretching Our Wings" @ 10am, Sanctuary 

Upcoming Events

Saturday, July 30th, American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10:15am - 4pm Fellowship Hall (Lower Level)

Sunday, July 31st, UMW Pie & Ice Cream Social immediately following worship services

Looking Ahead

  • Blessings of the Backpacks & Potluck on Sunday, August 21st at 11:30am
  • Bobby Jo Valentine concert on Friday, August 26th @ 7pm, Portage Bandshell
  • Interfaith Fellowship & Potluck, Sunday August 28th, 12-3pm, Prairieview Park


Something inside brought you to this ‘click’.  Maybe you have no connection to any faith at all and are trying to figure out what all the buzz is about.  Maybe you have had really crummy experiences in the faith and are looking for what might be out there that does not require you to “check your mind at the door.”  Maybe you have heard some idle rumor about that brown brick church with the awesome stained glass windows at Oakland and Romence.   Whatever…I am glad you made the ‘click’.  This little section of our website tells you some of the basics of this community of faith.

Recently a member of staff here at PCHUM (Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist) described us as “classically progressive”.  I like that.  We carry the 2000 year-old history of Christianity and the 216 year-old history of Methodism into a culture that is changing so fast we are all seeking some grounding, while knowing that life is different…very different.  We are classical in that we hold the tradition with honor without being tied to it in such a way that it cannot evolve.  And we are progressive in that we work hard to keep the simple message of Jesus relevant to the wild diversity of folks in our time.  Classically progressive…

Every church says it is “friendly”.  And we try.  More than that, though, we have forged a congregation with the questions and concerns of folks new in the faith or needed to be Renewed in the faith in mind.  I hope you come and discover who we are, who Christ is, and who you might become as part of this community.

See you real soon…


Pastor Barry Petrucci


Church Office Hours are:  Monday - Thursday from 9am - 2pm

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