Sunset United Methodist Church
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Love. Live. Share.
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709 Allendale
Pasadena, Texas 77502
(713) 473-7657
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 Pastor Keith A. Swatzel II
Join us this Sunday!

 9:15 am Sunday School for children, youth, and adults

10:30 am Worship

Difficult Decisions
Beloved Sunset Family,
By now many of you have heard something about the United Methodist Church in the news or by word of mouth. The highest decision making body of our church met this week in St. Louis to consider how the church will officially include Queer people in the body of Christ. The result, by a slim majority, is that our ban on Queer clergy and marriages will continue. For some, this means faithfulness to scripture, to many others it means the church does not welcome or want them. I grieve for so many who are hurting now and as long as I have breath I will welcome everyone with love and lead our community to do the same. Due to the administrative process of our church, it appears very little will change in practice by this action. For now, Christ challenges us all to love God and to love one another. I love you. I have confidence that even in our broken disagreement, hope for all can be found in love.
In Christ,
Pastor Keith


A disciple is a follower of Jesus whose life centers on loving God and others.

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by loving God, living His word and sharing the grace.

Sunset UMC provides opportunities and encouragement for spiritual growth and each member assumes primary responsility for their growth.

In 2019 the church council endorsed and presented the DISCIPLESHIP JOURNEY plans for our children, youth and adults as a measurement and accountablity for our journeys as followers. Click below for a copy of the journey guides.



In 2019 Sunset UMC will have quarterly "Meeting Sundays" including a lunch provided  by some of our ministry teams and groups. All are invited to join us for lunch.

After our meal all our leadership committees and teams are encouraged to gather and discuss their area ministries and Plans. 
February 17
April 21
August 18
October 18

In Christian tradition, Lent is a season of 40 days (not counting Sundays) which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness.
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others.
Sunset UMC recognizes the value of Lent as a time to prepare our hearts for the wonder of the resurrection Christ.
Wednesday, March 6, 2017, we begin preparing for Ash Wednesday with a short worship service at 7:15 pm for imposition of ashes. Join us for the beginning of this spiritual journey.