Sundays

Sundays are special at Buncombe Street! From the time you get out of your car, 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

Whether you worship at our Downtown campus or our Trinity campus, you can find a place to belong at Buncombe Street. Learn more about our campuses:

Downtown Campus Trinity Campus 

Worship

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.

Traditional

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
8:45 AM & 11:00 AM
Rosemary Hughes, Director of Music & Arts
Vance Jenkins, Organist
Dr. Bob Howell, Senior Pastor

Trinity Campus Sanctuary
2703 Augusta Street
11:00 AM
Dr. Joyce Ford, Choir Director
Robert Powell, Organist
Reverend Ben Burt, Associate Pastor

Contemporary

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
8:45 AM & 11:00 AM
Emily Lynch Cupelli, Worship Leader
Dr. Justin Gilreath, Associate Pastor

 

Sunday School

Sunday School is a cherished tradition at Buncombe Street, and we offer Sunday School classes at 10:00 AM for ages three to adult.

Children

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 giving in their homes, community, and world.

Youth

Our Youth enjoy a combined Sunday School experience called “Pulse,” which offers music, fellowship, and a deeper understanding of God’s Word for teens ages 13-18.

Adult

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. We offer approximately 20 adult Sunday School classes at our Downtown Campus and three at our Trinity Campus. Please join us and see for yourself why Sundays are special at Buncombe Street!

Sunday School Downtown Sunday School at Trinity

News & Events

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On Holy Ground

Last Sunday someone asked me if I could help clean up the communion elements after the 11:00 AM Table service. The partially used communion bread was broken into small pieces. I was instructed to take it along with the leftover…

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