The Sand Point Community
We are an inclusive, caring community
"We are an inclusive, caring community - committed to Christ's work, seeking spiritual growth, and lovingly responding to the needs of God's world."
The first worship service of the Sand Point Community United Methodist Church was held on February 20, 1944 in the Cedar Vale Community Center. The congregation quickly raised money and hired a contractor to build the "first unit" which was actually a complete church in itself. It is now known as Perry Hall after the first pastor, Rev. Dr. Harold O. Perry.
It was the leadership of Rev. Merritt Faulkner that brought together the resources to build the present day sanctuary. It was completed on October 30, 1960. Through the years pastors have been appointed from the Pacific North-west Conference of the United Methodist Church.
The 75th Anniversary of the church was celebrated in 2019.
We have a rich and vibrant story to celebrate as we turn a new page in our history at Sand Point Community UMC.
From the United Methodist Website:
The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
John Wesley and the early Methodists placed primary emphasis on Christian living, on putting faith and love into action. This emphasis on what Wesley referred to as "practical divinity" has continued to be a hallmark of United Methodism today.
We invite you to learn more about our rich theological heritage in the pages below.
Tom is a Washington native growing up in Walla Walla and Tacoma. He met his wife Missy while attending University of Pudget Sound. After receiving his Master of Divinity from Vancouver School of Theology in 1989, Tom served at Wesley UMC in Yakima (5 years), Grace UMC in Walla Walla (11 years), and First Centraila UMC in Centrailav(14 years). Tom joins us with his wife of 33 years. Their two adult sons, Matt and Jake, also live in the Seattle area.
Ryan has recently transplanted with his husband to PNW from North Carolina. He was born and raised in the United Methodist Church of West Virginia and began his role with church music from an early age. His vision for Sand Point Community UMC is to space where all people can find joy and feel welcome through a diversity of music. Ryan is also a public school teacher and loves learning about new cultures and people.