Worship at Burks

The best place to find details on our many worship opportunities!

Welcome to Worship

Burks UMC is excited to share Burks Home Worship and In-Person Worship!


In-person worship is held at 10am on Sunday mornings. This service is following COVID-19 safety protocols to protect the entire community. Masks are currently not required for adults that have been fully vaccinated, although anyone who desires to wear a mask for personal reasons is encouraged to do so. Our COVID Task Force continues to monitor the cases in Hamilton County, TN and we will make adjustments as needed in the future.


Burks Home Worship is on-line on YouTube and Facebook! Join and comment with your community of faith on-line. Submit prayers, comment on fun prompts, and worship while you are at home or on the go. Join worship from the links below. Worship premieres on Facebook live at 9am Sunday mornings.

Burks Online Worship 7-25-21
Burks Home Worship 7-18-21
Burks Home Worship 7-11-21

Worship at Burks UMC looks a little different these days, like so many other things. However, the church is open and doing ministry! Here is our worship information from prior to COVID, which will hopefully be coming again soon!

Burks UMC has many worshiping opportunities.

  • 9am liturgically based service
  • 11am praise and worship service
  • 11am Children's Worship
  • Garden Worship service changes time with the seasons
  • Youth worship information at burks.org/youth

9am: Liturgical Service

A liturgical service is steeped in tradition. This service tends to use a traditional order of worship and music is primarily driven by the chancel choir, organ, and piano. You will find worshipers who have been members at Burks for many years as well as families with young children. Although children are always welcome in the service, nursery care is available for children 4 months old through preschool. The family atmosphere will make you feel welcome and at ease!

Worried about how early it is? We offer complimentary coffee in the Narthex from 8:50am-12pm!

11 am: Praise and Worship

This service has a full praise band and includes a variety of worship styles. Burks is fortunate to have extremely talented musicians in their band. One of two amazing Pastors will offer outstanding preaching, accompanied by coffee and snacks. If you prefer a casual worship environment, then this is the service for you! While children are always welcome and encouraged in the service, an excellent children's worship service called JAM (Jesus and Me) with Mrs. Jessica is just down the hall at this time.

Garden Worship: Seasonal Timing and Location

Garden worship includes spending time working together as a community to envision what a future of sustainability, communal care, and justice could be through the lens of scripture and other sacred texts. While Burks cannot end world hunger, we can make a difference for the people that come in the doors for assistance. All produce and other products of this service are distributed through the Helping Hands Ministry.


At Garden worship all ages, abilities, and faiths are welcome. There are no traditional barriers to worship in this safe space service. This is a family friendly service where children are encouraged to participate in making bread, playing with chickens and puppies, harvesting vegetables and playing in sprinklers when the weather is right.


This has become a favorite spot for some of our more seasoned friends to hang out and share their wisdom. If you are a seasoned friend and worried about mobility... don't be. There are buckets for sitting on to harvest, stools to perch upon while baking bread and you are always welcome to bring your own chair.

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