Union United

Methodist Church

2 North Laws St.
   Bridgeville, DE 

Sermon Archives

May 17, 2020
You Declare (10am)
"You Declare" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Matthew 16:13-18; 1 Peter 2:9-10) read by Tammy Williamson.
  • May 17, 2020You Declare (10am)
    May 17, 2020
    You Declare (10am)
    "You Declare" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Matthew 16:13-18; 1 Peter 2:9-10) read by Tammy Williamson.
  • May 10, 2020You Surrender (10am)
    May 10, 2020
    You Surrender (10am)
    "You Surrender" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (John 3:1-21; Matthew 9:9-13) read by Jay Mervine.
  • May 3, 2020You Are Chosen (10am)
    May 3, 2020
    You Are Chosen (10am)
    "You Are Chosen" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (1 Peter 1:3-9; John 14:12) read by Roger Hovermale.
  • Apr 26, 2020You Are Broken (10am)
    Apr 26, 2020
    You Are Broken (10am)
    "You Are Broken" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Matthew 26:31-35, 2 Corinthians 5:17) read by Pastor Jim.
  • Apr 19, 2020Who Are You? (10am)
    Apr 19, 2020
    Who Are You? (10am)
    "Who Are You?" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Luke 5:1-11) read by Tammy Williamson.
  • Apr 12, 2020Reflections about Death and Life (10am)
    Apr 12, 2020
    Reflections about Death and Life (10am)
    "Reflections about Death and Life" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Matthew 28:1-10) read by Roger Hovermale.
  • Apr 12, 2020Reflections About Death and Life (6:30am)
    Apr 12, 2020
    Reflections About Death and Life (6:30am)
    "Reflections About Death and Life" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Matthew 28:1-10) read by Jay Mervine.  Easter Sunrise Service Sermon.
  • Apr 10, 2020Good Friday Service (7pm)
    Apr 10, 2020
    Good Friday Service (7pm)
    "Good Friday Service" by Rev. James Penuel III. Multiple scriptures read by Roger Hovermale & Pastor Jim. Full service (minus postlude).
  • Apr 5, 2020Worshiping the Lord (10am)
    Apr 5, 2020
    Worshiping the Lord (10am)
    "Worshiping the Lord" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (Mathew 21:1-11) read by Pastor Jim.
  • Mar 29, 2020God of New Life (10am)
    Mar 29, 2020
    God of New Life (10am)
    "God of New Life" by Rev. James Penuel III. Scripture (John 11:1-45) read by Pastor Jim.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. – Mark 11:24

John Williams, October 4, 2020 - 9:05 am

Prayers and God’s blessings for Steve Kendall facing grave Medical condition.

Amy Hale, August 28, 2020 - 1:40 pm

Please keep my cousin, Danny Messick, in prayer. Very sick with COVID-19, pneumonia, in ICU.

Anonymous, August 22, 2020 - 7:48 am

Please Pray for my daughter Brittany Johnson.

Ellen krone, August 13, 2020 - 7:13 pm

Please keep my sister Maureen Krone Barcelona and family in prayer. Her cancer has come back this time in her lungs. Currently going through testing for staging and a treatment plan. Thank you

Anonymous, July 11, 2020 - 1:58 pm

Elva Colene Heinsohn, June 28, 2020 - 5:25 am

Prayers are requested for my mentally ill son Rocky who recently lost his leg due to flesh eating virus and protect him from further invasion of this disease and protect him from COVID19. Provide Rocky with the prosthesis he desperately needs soon and help him to adjust to his new normal. Continue providing him the financial aids needed for ongoing medical care and continue providing him the personal caregivers especially caseworkers who will know his needs and provide them. Continue providing him the personal caregivers for in home care and yard care providers,counseling and medical care. Lord embrace Rocky in your loving arms of protection keeping him healthy and safe and please keep problematic people away from him especially Dominic. Help Rocky to filter out the problem people who would do him harm especially Dominic.

Amy Hale, June 2, 2020 - 10:07 am

Prayers for Dave's cousin, Beth Hill, recently diagnosed with Leukemia.

Anonymous, May 27, 2020 - 4:40 pm

Zakina Johnson, May 24, 2020 - 3:08 pm

Asking for prayers for my mother in-law is currently in hospital. Prayers for the church and people around the world in need.

Cheryl, March 25, 2020 - 5:41 pm

Prayers for all the caregivers, give them strength and courage, keep them safe.

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Why Union?
We are Building Bridges Together using our Heads, Hands and Hearts for Jesus!
Union United Methodist Church is a vibrant, Christ-centered, loving congregation in the heart of Bridgeville, Delaware.
We invite you to worship with us this Sunday morning and find out what the excitement is all about! We are worshiping at 10:00 am in person and through our Facebook page. You are always welcome here. 


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Meet Our Pastor- Brad Schutt
Hello Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to explore our church’s website and for making your way down here to learn more about me, Pastor Brad. I was born and raised outside of Millsboro, DE; starting in Long Neck and then moving into the house my parents still live in on Route 30 closer to town. I have been a United Methodist my whole life, starting at Long Neck United Methodist Church and moving to Newark United Methodist Church in college before beginning my ministry career. I graduated from Sussex Central High School in 2005, moved up to the University of Delaware and graduated from there in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and then graduated from Lancaster Theological Seminary in Lancaster, PA with a Master of Divinity in 2011.
Union Church is the fourth congregation I’ve been blessed to serve in ten years of pastoral ministry. My first appointment was as a student pastor during my last year of seminary, serving First United Methodist Church in Secretary, MD. Next, I served First United Methodist Church in Pottsville, PA for almost five years and was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in our denomination in 2015. Our family returned to Delaware and I served Millville United Methodist Church in Millville, DE for another five years, which included my being ordained an Elder in the UMC in 2019. Our entire family, including my wife Erin and our two daughters, Emma and Brynn, are excited to begin a new chapter in life and ministry here in Bridgeville.
Erin and I have known each other for 13 years and celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary in 2020. We met as Resident Assistants in neighboring freshmen complexes at the University of Delaware and were married at her home church, Wyoming UMC in Dover, DE, just over two weeks before I started at First UMC in Secretary. While living in Pennsylvania we were blessed with our children, Emma in 2013 and Brynn in 2015. We quickly realized that with two small children we needed all the help we could get and were able to move back to Delaware to be closer to family and friends. God was with us since Erin was able to secure a position at Delaware Technical Community College within a month of Brynn’s birth as our Bishop facilitated my returning to the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference.
In ministry I would say that my greatest passions are teaching and small group ministry, especially when they can connect the church to the community, or at least enable us to bring our faith into the world around us. Along with those, another passion of mine is using technology to enhance the life of the church and to bring spiritual formation to those who cannot, or feel unable, to step foot in any church. In my personal life my biggest hobbies are reading books (mainly science fiction and comedy), comic book collecting, watching movies, and listening to music.
Well, that’s me in a few paragraphs. I would love to meet and get to know you next!
In Peace,
     Pastor Brad