Who we are
October 2017, Morning Star UMC celebrated 30 years of "making new disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." Our start was meager and humble, in the greenhouse of a landscaper's nursery. Over the years we have grown, by first moving to our current location and then by adding on slowly. In fact we enlarged our sanctuary again, enclosed some space and added on a little more space.
Our vision has never changed, we want to be inclusive to all of God's children through our worship, our outreach through service and missions, and to be a place where people and families can grow in Christ. We seek to create a place where questions are encouraged, where you will not be handed a theological checklist, where uncertainty is not the enemy of faith but its partner. You may occasionally be led to suspend your intellect. But you will not be required to sacrifice it.
Morning Star is a growing, thriving church. Our invitational spirit is behind everything we do — all are welcome. At Morning Star, you’ll be welcomed just as you are, but we will challenge you to grow. You will experience meaningful worship, relevant teaching, and inspiring creativity. Growth Groups, our name for small groups, are where you will meet friends, grow in your faith, and find purpose and meaning. You will meet amazing kids and students of all ages who are learning first hand what it means to follow Jesus. You will be part of something bigger than yourself as we work together to impact our city and our world. We invite you to check us out and see for yourself.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME.
What to Expect
Morning Star is a casual, vibrant and fully welcoming community where everyone belongs. You’ll find awesome environments for kids, students and adults that provide compelling messages, eclectic worship and the finest people around.
What we do
We grow through practice.
At Morning Star, we practice through:
Worship / GroupLife / Service / Prayer / Giving
At Morning Star we believe in sharing our generosity in all the ways we can and in all the places we can. We are called to be generous with our prayers, our presence (to actually be present with each other), our gifts, our service and how we share our witness with each other.
We make being generous as easy as possible with at least three ways to give.
1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month
Morning Star Lighthouse, serves families in need in Doña Ana County by providing the following:
- Emergency and supplemental food
- Referral services
- Other services as possible due to COVID-19