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Welcome to Buncombe Street UMC!

We’re glad you decided to visit our website, and we hope you’ll join us for services soon.


Visitor FAQs

When does Sunday worship start, and how long does it last?

Our Downtown Campus offers both contemporary and traditional services at 8:45 AM and 11:00 AM. Our Trinity Campus offers a traditional service at 11:00 AM. All of our services are approximately an hour long.

What should I wear?

You will see a mix of styles at Buncombe Street, with our contemporary services tending more toward the casual and our traditional services being somewhat more formal. On any given Sunday, you will see people wearing everything from jeans to business suits, and all styles of dress are accepted in any service.

Do I have to give to the offering?

This is entirely up to you!

May I take Communion?

We invite all who “love [Christ], earnestly repent of their sin, and seek to be at peace with one another” to join us at the Lord’s Supper. You do not need to be a member of Buncombe Street or a member of a United Methodist Church to take Communion with us. It’s Christ’s table, not ours!

Where do my kids go?

We offer child care for children ages eight weeks to K-4 during all of our services at both campuses. Our nursery is staffed with trained, paid professionals, as well as parent volunteers.

Children from kindergarten to second grade can experience the beginning of the traditional 11:00 AM service at the Downtown Campus before transitioning to Memorial Chapel for a special kid’s service.

The Table contemporary service offers “family tables.” At the family tables, activities are provided and wiggling is expected.

Children from kindergarten to second grade may participate in Children’s Ministry during the 11:00 AM service at the Trinity Campus. After beginning the service in the sanctuary, they transition to a multi-age room for kid’s activities.

Our Downtown Campus offers Sunday School for all ages at 10:00 AM.

Will my children be safe?

The Children’s Ministry’s top priority is to ensure the safety of every child attending our church activities. Our secure system produces badges for all children and parents. Personnel can identify and confirm the location of a child at any time as well as access parent provided information including known allergies.  This system exists for all children from infancy through fifth grade.

Where can I park?

Both campuses feature adjacent parking lots. You can find more information about parking at the Downtown Campus here and more about parking at the Trinity Campus here.

Where do I go once I’m inside?

Volunteers greet and direct people arriving at every entrance.

If you have kids, go to the children’s entrance (door 2) located on the Buncombe Street side of the church, and the people there will get your kids signed in and placed where they belong. They will then get you to where you want to go.

At the Trinity campus, you will be greeted outside and inside the front doors of the sanctuary. From there, the children’s check-in is through the right-side door at the front of the Sanctuary.

What will I be expected to do during the worship service?

Enjoy yourself and feel the presence of God around you! We do stand at times and pray at times. The order of worship is there for you in the bulletin of our traditional service for guidance. You’re in the presence of God; you can’t mess anything up!

What’s the next step?

Okay, so you’ve been attending, you’ve filled out the pew card or welcome pad that’s passed around, you’ve been contacted, and you believe it’s time for you to join. Great! The next step is the Compass Class.

Compass is a one or two session class where you learn about Buncombe Street UMC’s vision for the future. You’ll meet all of the current pastors, see both campuses, and most importantly explore how you can plug in.

Do you have a question we haven’t answered?

Contact David Stubbs or Stacy Phillips , and we’ll be happy to help.


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