Otterbein United Methodist Church

Following Jesus by living and sharing our faith. Harrisonburg, VA
Otterbein United Methodist Church
Otterbein United Methodist Church

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176 W Market St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

540 434-7747


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Who We Are

Otterbein has been a part of the Harrisonburg community since 1894. Our present building was constructed in 1918. In the passing years through mergers of several denominations (United Brethren in Christ, Evangelical United Brethren and Methodist) we became a United Methodist Church in 1968.

The members and friends of the Otterbein Church Family compose all walks of life - rural, business and professional. Such diversity of people and backgrounds gives us a strong base with which to reach out into the Valley and community to witness for Jesus Christ. This is just the beginning! We are passionate about reaching people for Christ!

The Otterbein Church Family will always welcome visitors and friends!

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Multigenerational, Down to Earth

Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Choir, Missions, Food Pantry

Traditional Hymns, Organ, Contemporary

Methodist (UMC)




Our Services

What are services like?
Otterbein UMC offers 2 worship services- Saturday Night at 5:30pm and Sunday morning at 10:30am. The Saturday night service- called Saturday Night Alive is typically a small group (about 30) featuring traditional hymns, an opportunity for sharing and a different speaker every week. Saturday Night Alive is followed by a fellowship dinner open to all who attend the service. The Sunday morning service is a traditional style service featuring children's time and a variety of music including handbells, sanctuary choir and a college choir made up of 7 music students from James Madison University.

What is the community like?
The Otterbein church family is made up of people that are very dedicated to their faith and to their community. They are committed to sharing their faith with others, as well as helping those who are in need through their weekly Soup Kitchen and Clothes Closet, as well as their involvement with the local homeless shelter.

What if I'm not a Christian?
EVERYONE is welcome at Otterbein. If you are skeptical, have questions, aren't sure about your faith or are not a Christian, we invite you and we welcome you to join us. We look forward to meeting you!

Leadership View all

Adam Blagg

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