Sundays are special at Buncombe Street! From the time you get out of your car or begin watching online worship, it is our goal to make you feel welcome and to answer any questions you might have. We have greeters at the entrances and at many other points in the church, and they are happy to help you find childcare, worship spaces, or Sunday School classrooms. Sundays at Buncombe Street are all about connections. As we connect with God through worship and study, we also connect with one another.

One Faith Family, Two Campuses

We are currently worshiping in-person and we are offering online worship options.  Whether you worship at our Downtown Traditional Service, our Downtown Contemporary Service, our Trinity Campus Traditional Service, or online, you can find a place to belong at Buncombe Street.  Learn more about our campuses:

Downtown Campus Trinity Campus 


We offer five services and two distinct styles of worship, but whichever service and style you choose, you can expect a warm welcome, uplifting music, and inspiring, Biblically-based sermons.


Tradition holds a place of honor at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. Our traditional services are liturgical, warm, and reverent, and each Sunday, we gather to worship in spacious, sunlit, historical Sanctuaries. The measured flow of traditional worship offers space for contemplation and prayer, and the music of our pipe organs, grand pianos, and choirs is highlighted by the natural acoustics of the worship spaces. We celebrate the seasons of the Christian calendar through the paraments, the scripture lessons and sermons, and the liturgy itself. The sacrament of the Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.

Downtown Campus Sanctuary
200 Buncombe Street
11:00 AM
Vance Jenkins, Director of Music & Arts & Principal Organist
Brian Gilmer, Senior Pastor

Trinity Campus Sanctuary

2703 Augusta Street

11:00 AM

Joyce Ford, Choir Director

Karen Jones, Associate Minister of Christian Education



The Chapel

The Chapel, our newest service at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church, makes full use of the sacred space in our beautiful Memorial Chapel. As the morning light streams through stained glass windows, people will encounter God in a more intimate setting through prayers, familiar hymns, Holy scripture, and the preaching of God’s Word.


Downtown Campus 
200 Buncombe Street
8:45 AM
Vance Jenkins, Director of Music & Arts & Principal Organist
Brian Gilmer, Senior Pastor


Buncombe Street’s Downtown contemporary worship service is called “The Table.” Why? Because we serve at the table. We invite people to the table. We share at the table. We receive nourishment at the table. We pray at the table. But most importantly, the table is a reminder of the last meal Jesus shared with the disciples. We remember that meal each week by celebrating the sacrament of Holy Communion.

Everyone is welcome at The Table at Buncombe Street, where the traditions of the United Methodist Church are observed in a relaxed, contemporary environment. Praise and worship music and solid Biblical preaching are hallmarks of this service, which thrives thanks to an extensive network of volunteers from the congregation.

Downtown Campus – Sisk Hall
200 Buncombe Street
11:00 AM
Emily Lynch Cupelli, Worship Leader
Dr. Justin Gilreath, Associate Pastor


Sunday School

Sunday School is a cherished tradition at Buncombe Street. We offer Sunday school for Children, Youth, and Adults.


Our Children’s Sunday School classes are designed to guide young children in their faith in a safe environment and in engaging, age-appropriate ways. We strive to teach children to be active in the church and give in their homes, community, and world.


Youth do a combined Sunday Morning Worship experience for 6th-12 grades.


Adult Sunday School is thriving at Buncombe Street, and it is in our adult Sunday School classes that a big church becomes a small church and lifelong friendships are formed. Although the curricula vary between classes, what remains true is that the members of our Sunday School classes embrace and support one another as they do life together. Please join us and see for yourself why Sundays are special at Buncombe Street!

Sunday School Downtown Sunday School at Trinity



Troop 9 Serves More than Dinner

This will be the twenty-sixth year in a row Troop 9 has prepared and served the dinners.  But what makes this dinner even more special is that it is a service project as well.  Approximately 400 dinners are given to those in need through Project Host, Triune Mercy Center, Tabernacle Children’s Home, Safe Harbor, and the Juvenile Detention Center.

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