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Portage Chapel Hill United Methodist

We Are Having a Potluck!
Big Moe’s BBQ Potluck: Following the 11:30 service on September 13th 2015, Featuring ribs, pulled pork and hot dogs prepared onsite by award winning chef and master griller Moe Pritchett! That’s right, local favorite BIG MOE’S BBQ will once again be here to satisfy our hunger with his amazing grilled meats as we provide the rest in classic Chapel Hill potluck fashion.  Seasonally, it is a time to return to school…and yet, we plan to enjoy one more extension of summer by sharing together this meal out on the lawn, inviting ALL to know that “God is Good, ALL the time!”   As is the case with parties, there is a cost associated with this celebration event, but we do not want that to be a barrier for anyone who wishes to join in!  We ask that all plan to give as generously as able, so that ALL may enjoy and so that we keep this budget neutral.  Our expenses, if divided equally are anticipated to be around $8-$9 a person. Now thumb through your favorite potluck recipes, gather your family and friends, and make plans to enjoy this special potluck with your church family. Plan to bring a dish to pass (serves 8). To Sign Up click HERE.


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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Worship Services:

8:00am "Come to the Table"
(weekly communion with prayer and message in the Chapel)

9:00am "The Gathering"
(a blended worship centered in music and scripture based message)

11:30am "New Life"
(a casual service with the New Life Band)

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