who we are

University United Methodist Church is a Christian Church in Irvine, CA that exists to help persons live out their calling as members of God's family through worship, social gatherings, service, study and high-energy kids programs.


We are a dynamic community representing myriad ethnic, racial, cultural, economic, and social backgrounds; a collection only God could assemble.


Whether you attend our 9:30 am worship service, the 11:00 am Korean-speaking service, the 1:00 pm Japanese-speaking service, bring your kids to Sunday school (3-12 years of age), Boy Scouts Programs, and/or our Monthly Messy Church Program, participate in the dinner groups, volunteer with events/activities or our Vacation Bible School, or a Missions Trip overseas, there is something for everyone.

Scripture, Tradition, Experience & Reason: 

Our Doctrinal Heritage

United Methodists profess the historic Christian faith in God, incarnate in Jesus Christ for our salvation and ever at work in human history in the Holy Spirit. 


Read more here: Our Beliefs

The sacraments

To find out more about how United Methodists understand

Baptism, please click here:  Baptism in the UMC


In the United Methodist Church communion is open to all people.  We believe that the Communion Table belongs to God and not to the church.  To find out more about how United Methodists understand Holy Communion, please click here: Communion in the UMC

Grace: 

Our Core Value

John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement, taught grace - the love and mercy given to us by God because God wants us to have it, not because of anything we have done to earn it. We believe that God's incredible grace is always available to each one of us.