Welcome to the Kern River United Methodist Church, where the River of God’s love runs deep and wide.
The congregations of Highland Chapel and Kernville United Methodist Churches have been serving Christ in our community since 1870 and along with Weldon United Methodist Church, are the oldest established churches in the Kern River Valley. As we celebrate our 150th anniversary, we continue to reach out to those seeking a faith home for themselves and their families. We believe our church is a growing family - growing in numbers, growing in spirit and growing in service.
Although we aren't able to worship together in person, we are so fortunate to have wonderful pre-recorded worship services, led by our pastor, Rev. Jean Sidner, and produced by her husband, Arthur. These services are posted on YouTube and can be accessed via our Facebook page, Kern River United Methodist Church. We continue to fellowship together via Zoom, and in small groups (such as our Women's Group,) that meet outdoors, weather permitting, always observing safety protocols.
The Kern River United Methodist Church promotes the peace of Christ as an inviting, affirming, and nourishing faith community that is open and inclusive.
WHAT WE DO
We reach out through relevant and compelling actions to serve, support, and share with our neighbors in the local community and worldwide.
Our community is made up of people like you. We share the love of the Kern River Valley, and embrace the community we serve.