Welcome to our website for the Utopia United Methodist Church.  
    We invite you to come inside and take a look at the culture of this church including its ministries, worship services, history and the people of the church.  
    We are a Methodist church that is rooted in our traditions, grounded in our faith and very focused on the future of this church family.  We believe in walking the road of faith together, reaching out to others, encouraging one another and praying for one another.
    In this intentional community of faith, we join in worship, work, prayer and outreach to share in Christ’s love and compassion for this world.  
    We invite you to join us in a worship service and discover how gratifying it is to feel the power of the Holy Spirit at work while being blessed to share the love of Christ in such a beautiful, old time setting as this historic sanctuary.  
    Jeans and boots are welcome! Give us a look!  I think you’ll be glad you did.  There’s a saying around here that really rings true, “They don’t call it Utopia for nothing”.  
    May God bless you as you walk your walk with the Prince of Peace, Jesus the Christ.

Pastor Chuck Crane

What's Happening

Early Worship Service, Sundays at 9:00am.  Casual, come as you are. This is a shortened version of the 10:45 worship service.

Wednesday Night "Pickin on the Porch" services are held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday in the fellowship hall at 7pm. This is a praise and worship service with acoustic music. Come as you are and enjoy some great gospel music!

Bible Studies: 
  Sunday 9:45am Adult Sunday School
  Sunday 9:45am Childrens Sunday School
  Tuesday 6:00pm Women's Bible Study.  The current study is "24 Hours That Changed the World" by Adam Hamilton. This will begin on Tuesday, January 19.
  Monday 2:00 pm, Bible Study "The History of the Bible, the Making of the New Testament."  This study will begin Monday, Feb. 1.

AA Blue Book Study, Mondays at 7:00pm
Al-anon, Thursdays at 7:00pm

Youth Gathering for junior high and high school students every Thursday from 5:30-7:00 in the fellowship hall.  Come for a meal followed by a program.

Cub Scouts, Wednesdays 5:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Men's Breakfast, second Wednesday at 6:30am. Location rotates quarterly between Methodist, Baptist, and Living Waters churches.

Food Pantry Distribution, second Wednesday at 8:00am at the Food Pantry Hut.


Pastor Chuck Crane


   Chuck's Corner

    We are currently enjoying a very satisfying year here at UUMC and it is most evident in the air of excitement and encouragement I am witnessing all over the place. Our attendance in Sunday worship is holding steady at about an 80% of capacity turnout each week. Our Pickin' on the Porch worship service every other Wednesday is also enjoying a steady average attendance of approximately 40 people, even through the slower summer months.  A number of these folks are not regular attendees of any other worship service in the community.
    We look forward to the beginning of the school year and the return of the young mother's Sunday school classes, the children's Sunday School classes and our two weekly Bible studies. Also, we have recently begun a new youth ministry for the community with the hiring of Mrs. Christie Wynn as our part time youth director!  The witness of the things God is doing in our "little white church" is simply an awe inspiring thing to behold.
    This year is an exciting time to be at UUMC and an exciting time to serve the Lord.  May he continue to bless each one of us as we follow HIM down the path of ministry.  That's why we are here; each of us and that's why "They don't call it Utopia for Nothin!"