United Methodist Church
Live Life Intentionally With Our Neighbors
Our Vision & Mission
At Woodmar UMC, we put faith and love into action. The mission of the Woodmar United Methodist Church is to create disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We aim to live life intentionally with our neighbors in Hammond and all of Northwest Indiana. We invite you to learn more about what we mean when we talk about God's grace, how we serve the people of our community, and the ways we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.
Go. Teach. Love.
When we open ourselves to God's love,
we find love, faith, and joy.
We Invite You
In-Person Worship Service 10:00 am CST
Live stream on YouTube 10:00 am CST
Children's Church at 10:15 am CST
Coffee Fellowship immediately following
More than just a church, it's a home.
Rev. Esta Y. Hoover de Rosario was raised as a “T.O.” (theological offspring)
and grew up surrounded by various
rural church families in the South Indiana Conference.
Serving on the team for the first walk of the Midwest Crossroads Emmaus Community in the Fall of 1999 gave Rev. Rosario the opportunity to once again hear God’s call to pastoral ministry. In 2002 Rev. Rosario joined the staff of the Valparaiso First United Methodist Church as the Director of Music where she combined her passion for music and her call to ministry. In 2016, Rev. Rosario earned her Masters of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and was commissioned as a Provisional Elder in the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church in 2017. Rev. Rosario has served the Hammond Woodmar United Methodist Church since July 2017.
Why We Worship Together
We gather together to worship to simply give thanks to our God. Scripture tells us that wherever two or three are gathered in His name, He is right there with them. Taking time out of our busy schedules to come together as a community and praise God is just one of the many ways that we express our gratitude.
Community Garden is an annual summer project. We plant a variety of vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, and bell peppers.
We love to encourage reading for people of all ages, since learning doesn’t stop once you get out of school! Take what you need, leave what you can.
Since its construction, we have been blessed with abundant donations. We strive to help feed the hungry in our community.
Community Preschool and Childcare provides a high-quality educational program and child daycare in a Christian environment for children ages three through five years serving the communities of Northwest Indiana. Our NWI Preschool and Church Daycare in Hammond is a Safety Net of Love and Learning.