Reaching Seekers, Building Believers in Christ

Welcome to Second Avenue United Methodist Church! We are a growing and active church focused upon transformation in Jesus Christ, and would welcome an opportunity to get to know you and to experience transformational life with you. We invite you to explore what the church is all about - through this website, with a phone call, or in person at one of our worship times.

Sundays @ 8:15am - Traditional Service
Sundays @ 9:30am - Spiritual Growth Opportunities
Sundays @ 10:45am - Contemporary Service

Second Avenue United Methodist Church
130 Second Avenue - Altoona, PA 16602
814.943.2072 - 814.943.4453 fax


If you are thinking of visiting us, there is plenty of parking in our four parking lots. And we promise we will not embarrass you. Worship leaders will not publicly introduce you as a visitor or require you to speak to the congregation. We won’t ask you to participate in singing or prayers – unless you wish to. You may sit wherever you wish and just observe -whatever is most comfortable for you. We will welcome you quietly and with God’s love. Our Sunday morning worship times last about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. If you are thinking of visiting us, please do! You will find hope, purpose, care, and nurture for your whole person and your whole family at 2nd Ave United Methodist Church.

“We are a vibrant and welcoming faith community. And we offer so many opportunities to serve and to grow in faith — for every age and individual and family. Come join us on the faith journey. Call us if you like, we’ll create a visitor parking spot for your first Sundays with us. Be sure to introduce yourself to me!”


Serving our Lord Jesus with you,
Rev. Bob Ryder – Lead Pastor

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2nd Avenue Methodist Church is a member of
the United Methodist Church of North America
We are a Safe Sanctuaries Congregation