Welcome to Stanwood United Methodist Church!

Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

It is our sincere desire that those who worship with us feel the warmth of God’s Spirit, and be encouraged and strengthened in our faith in Jesus Christ as we worship God together. We welcome all who come to our community of faith, for we are a diverse congregation which focuses on the central beliefs of the Christian faith. We embrace diversity as we seek to maintain a unity of loving fellowship.

As a congregation we are called to serve our community and world, believing we are called to make a difference. Our worship services offer a range of contemporary to combining blended/traditional aspects of worship with new expressions in the worship arts. Stanwood UMC is a church family where we belong, finding friendship and connection with others in our spiritual journey.

We invite you to come to our worship services and see if this might be a place you want to call your church home.


The Mission of Stanwood United Methodist Church is to love and honor God by committing our lives to Jesus Christ and inviting others to this commitment.

Our Vision

To seek vibrant worship which enables us to experience the holy presence of God.

To seek to nurture one another in love, continually growing and learning as disciples of Jesus.

To seek dynamic children and youth ministries that share the Good News of God’s love while providing healthy activities.

Core Values Which Guide Our Future

Worship is an inclusive part of our lives.

We are intentionally intergenerational.

We are welcoming and inclusive in all that we do.

Inclusive and Reconciling Congregation

Stanwood United Methodist Church believes that having “Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors,” means we are called to share God’s welcome with all people. We embrace diversity and believe every person is of sacred worth and a beloved child of God. We commit ourselves to the hospitality Jesus taught, by creating a place of safety and spiritual sanctuary for all people. We welcome into full participation in the life of this church people of every race, ethnicity, age, ability, physical or mental condition, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation and family structure. We invite all people into the way of Jesus Christ, to grow together in Christian maturity, to live together in fellowship, and go forth into the world to service.