Plan A Visit

Service times, directions, and what to expect upon your first visit to Burks

Getting to know each other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking. We want to help make your first experience at Burks UMC a great one!


Burks United Methodist meets every Sunday morning

  • Liturgical Service 9 am
  • Praise and Worship Service 11 am (Children's Worship (JAM) is available)
  • Worship in the Garden 3:30 pm (Children welcome) This service is meeting in the fellowship hall beginning on Nov. 3rd through the winter months. Worship in the Garden will meet Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th; Dec. 8th; Jan 26th; Feb 9th


Burks United Methodist is located in Hixson, TN

6433 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343

What can I expect?

How long is a Burks UMC service?

In total, a Burks service is about 60 minutes in length.

Services begin with Burks Choir or Band leading music - song lyrics are projected onto the screens so you can sing along and/or engage in worship how you are comfortable. Large print of hymns and worship songs are available. Interpersed in the music there is time to greet one another, and scriptures are read. After the scripture and music portion of the service one of our pastors will share with us the word of God in an engaging, thoughtful sermon.

What's the culture like at Burks UMC?

When you arrive at Burks UMC you will usually find cheerful folks ready to greet you or share an umbrella in the parking lot. Visitor spaces are at the main entrance, feel free to use them or park anywhere. At the main double doors you will find friendly faces at the information desk, and they can help you find classes for adults, children, youth and nursery, or show you to the complimentary coffee and snack breakfast bar. 

The 9 AM service utilizes elements of worship from time honored traditions of the church, and music is provided by the chancel choir. The 11 AM service invites you to stand and sing with the praise band. Both services might utilize video, drama, special performances, etc. One of our pastors will present a message in each service. You will see folks at both Burks worship services dressed in everything from jeans to suit and tie or dresses. Come as you are comfortable worshipping. 

Burks UMC is a growing, exciting, mission minded community of faith. It is the hope of everyone at Burks that you find your place in this church family, and come to know the hope of Christ for the first time, or in an even more meaningful way.

What about my Children?

At Burks children are always welcome! We have a nursery that hosts infants of 2 months to age 4. Our JAM (Jesus and Me) service is in the 11 am worship hour. JAM is for children age 4 - 5th grade and is orchestrated by Ms. Jessica and a wonderful team of volunteers. To sign into the nursery or JAM make sure to allow a bit of time for check-in. We have a detailed check-in process to ensure the safety of your children.

Children are always welcome in worship at any age! There are activity bags in the narthex that have lessons, coloring and trinkets for playing.

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