Why Our Church?

There’s a lot of churches out there. We get it. So, why ours? As a whole, the United Methodist Church is a big umbrella meaning in any given worship service, there are people who vote differently, read the Bible differently, sing differently, look differently, express their love differently, but all want to love God, love their neighbor in as faithful a way they can.

 

You can look around to see the other ministries that we’re involved in but to sum it up: we truly want to “love thy neighbor” so we focus on those nearest to our church and how we might be the love of God to them. 

 

What’s the congregation like?

Our average age is in the mid-60s though we do have some young people, young families, some 80-90 year olds who faithfully attend as well as youth who come without their families. We have married people, single people, widowers, and divorced people. You’ll hear a variety of voices in worship because if a child wants to read scripture that week - we let them! If a toddler is restless, they wander the sanctuary during the sermon. We have some worshippers who have special needs and often will lift their voices during prayer time. We have some people with homes and some people without homes. If it sounds a little like a band of misfits, you’re right! We truly believe we are ALL the body of Christ. We strive for worship to be a time for us to gather and focus on God in whatever way that might be for us - no barriers. Most people dress casually...though you really can see anything from leggings to jeans to suits on special Sundays. 

 

You’re going to be loved when you walk in the door. People will be glad to see you, to sit with you           (if you want it), and to offer a place for you exactly as you are. 

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist

2020 S. Collins Street

Arlington, TX 76010

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