University United Methodist Church is a growing and dynamic congregation in Lake Charles, Louisiana located in the heart of the city.  Located just of I-210, it is in easy driving distance to residents throughout Southwest Louisiana.  Learn a little about who we are and what we do through our website, then join us at one of our worship services or other activities.

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Planning Your Visit:

Before You Arrive

  • When traveling to the church think about where you’re going to park. While we do have onsite parking, off Patrick Street, overflow parking can also be found in the SelMart parking lot adjacent to our property on Ryan Street.
  • Choose a worship SERVICE to attend.
  • We have two Sunday Morning worship options, Traditional Worship at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary, and Contemporary Worship at 11:00 am in the Safe Harbor Worship Center.  We also have a Wednesday night worship opportunity called Mid|Point that begins a 6:00 pm.  For more information on these services click here.

  • Think ahead about where you need to go. See our CAMPUS MAP to the right.

Nursery during worship:

Your children are welcome to attend worship.  We encourage you to sit near the front where they can see what’s going on.  You are also welcome to send your child age 0-4 to the nursery during any worship service.  The nursery is staffed by qualified childcare professionals and is located behind the Sanctuary.  Please be prepared to sign your child in and out.

Children’s Church during worship:

For children ages 3-3rd grade children’s church is available for part of both of our Sunday morning services.  Children’s church is optional.  We love having children in worship.  Children participating in children’s church leave after the children’s sermon and go to the room adjoining the nursery.  They get a short age-appropriate lesson and hands-on activity.

Coffee with the Pastor:

On the first Sunday of every month, Rev. Katie McKay Simpson invites guests to meet her in her office beginning at 9:40 am.

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Sunday School

You are welcome to visit any of our Sunday School classes.  These classes meet from 9:40-10:40.  For more information, regarding our Worship Service and Sunday School classes, click here.