What to Expect . . .

Two Services, One Church

The community of Bandera UMC stretches all across the Bandera County and even into Helotes, Honda, and Kerrville.  Our goal is to reach everyone we can with the amazing message of God's love and forgiveness. We currently have 2 worship services available to you, and would love for you to come and visit us on a Sunday morning for one of our services. 

8:30am -  Casual and Contemporary Service

Pastor Kyle leads this worship experience geared to those who prefer a casual atmosphere. If you're looking for a smaller scene and great fellowship, check out our 8:30am Worship Experience. 


Service Times:

Every Sunday, 8:30am (except 5th Sundays at 10:00am)


Location: 

In our Sanctuary at the corner of 11th and Hackberry Streets

10:45am - Traditional Service

Pastor Kyle Toomire leads this traditional  worship experience, geared to those who prefer more liturgy and order. If you're looking for a little bit larger crowd and music from a great choir and handbells , check out our 10:45am Worship Experience. 


Service Times:

Every Sunday, 10:45am (except 5th Sundays at 10:00am)


Location: 

In our Sanctuary at the corner of 11th and Hackberry Streets

First Time at Bandera UMC?

We know that attending a church service for the first time can be a super scary thing... Being unsure of what the dress, culture or even when to stand up and sit down can be a strangely paralyzing thought! At Bandera UMC, you can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging and relevant music, compelling preaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to encounter God. You will be encouraged and maybe even challenged.

What You Can Expect . . .

On Sundays, you can expect a friendly welcome, a dynamic service, and relevant teaching.  We gather collectively as a church to worship Jesus and for discipleship by hearing about Jesus from the Bible, worshiping Jesus through song and giving, and serving one another through community and prayer.


Worship is our primary means to glorify the mystery and majesty of God. Our style includes a variety of traditional and contemporary elements. There is a special time for children during each service and an overall emphasis is placed on the transforming nature of our relationship with God in Jesus Christ for all worshipers.


  • Holy Communion

    We have an open table for the sacrament of Holy Communion whereby all persons regardless of their church home or denomination are invited to receive the elements of bread and drink symbolizing the body and blood of Jesus Christ. Children of all ages are welcome to receive Holy Communion, or at the discretion of a parent/guardian, may receive a blessing from the pastor instead. Our congregation celebrates Holy Communion every Sunday in both services. 

  • Baptism

    The sacrament of baptism initiates us into Christ's holy church and the gathered community responds in faith to God's grace by claiming and incorporating each newly baptized member into the local fellowship as well as the universal Christian church. We baptize persons by any mode used by the Christian church (sprinkling, pouring, or immersion) and persons of any age (including infants and children) are suitable candidates for baptism.  If you would like to speak to someone about being baptized, please follow this link.

  • Children in Worship

    WE LOVE CHILDREN. We love children to join us in worship - we actually enjoy the wiggles and giggles that come with children and we believe children are a blessing from God.  We also provide a professionally staffed nursery during both of our worship services - children ages 6 weeks to kindergarten can enjoy toys, books, and games while in our care.  We are passionate about creating an environment that is safe, age-appropriate and fun where the Bible is taught in a creative and relevant way allowing children to grow in their relationship with Christ.  Therefore, we provide a Children's Message during both worship services where any children that want to can come forward and hear a message geared specifically for them.

  • Giving Our Gifts

    Each week we provide an opportunity for people to make a financial investment in the mission and ministries of the church. However, please do not feel obligated to give.  If you are not prepared to give in this way just yet, when the plate comes around, you can just pass it on or you can place the guest card in as your offering. There is never a fee to attend service!


Connect With Bandera UMC

Church can be an intimidating place to visit — especially if you don’t know what to expect. We invite you to come and see and experience the love and grace of God at one of our Sunday worship services - 8:30am and 10:45am. You can engage with others as much as you want, or remain anonymous if you prefer. Our prayer is that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love and joy that comes from a community of people who love Jesus.


(830) 796-3849

info@banderaumc.org