Welcome to 2nd Ave!

Welcome to Second Avenue United Methodist Church!

We are a growing and active church, striving for the transformation of Lives in Jesus Christ. We would welcome an opportunity to get to know you and to experience the faith journey with you. We invite you to explore what this church is all about – through this website, with a phone call, or in person at one of our worship times or small groups.

Special service time announcements:

Sunday November 24th and Sunday December 15th there will be only one combined service at 10 AM on each of those Sundays. Combined services are blended with different elements from our usual traditional and contemporary service.

Christmas Eve service times:

Traditional Service-4:30 PM

Contemporary Service- 7 PM (both services on Christmas Eve will have candle lighting)


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Sundays @ 8:15am – Traditional Worship
Sundays @ 9:30am – Sunday School for all ages
Sundays @ 10:45am – Contemporary Worship


130 Second Avenue – Altoona, PA 16602
814.943.2072 – 814.943.4453 fax
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A note from the Pastor:

Second Ave. United Methodist Church is a place for all people. We invite you to come worship with us, walk through life together with us, and together may we continue to grow in the knowledge and likeness of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you do need more specifics about visiting 2nd Ave. Church please continue reading below.

If you are thinking of visiting us, there is plenty of parking in our four parking lots. 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, we encourage you to come as you are. There is no dress code, please dress comfortably. If you have any questions please call the church office at 814-943-2072, email at 2ndaveumc@gmail.com, or contact Pastor Brian at bsandell@susumc.org.

Hymnal, Book, Sing, Music, Faith


If you would like to see what our 1045 worship is all about please copy and paste this link: https://www.facebook.com/2ndaveumc/videos/1552720461428217/


Email us at Second Ave: 2ndaveumc@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “Welcome to 2nd Ave!”

  1. Hello,
    I know it’s super close to the holidays, and I’m normally not the type to ask for any kind of help what so ever because I know there are people that are in worse situations than I am. However I feel as though I have hit rock bottom. Just know as I’m typing this to you the tears are flowing and my heart aches. I am currently homeless and have nowhere that I can stay. I have no friends that can help me and a very small family. I was in a very abusive relationship for 15 years, I left the guy a year and a half ago thinking life would be so much brighter. However it seems like every curve ball that can be thrown at me is being thrown super fast. It has been super cold out for the past two nights and I would just like a warm place to sleep for a night or two. I’ve already called the shelters and they told me they are full and have no empty beds. I am on a waiting list for community action and family services to get some type of housing. I have no money however I do have a job. I just started on Saturday. I won’t get my first pay for two weeks though. The next best option I could think of is a motel room. However I do not have the money to cover a room at this moment. (The cheapest place I found was Cedar Grove in Greenwood) I called 211 as the shelter advised me and the lady I spoke with had mentioned to me to reach out to some local churches as some may be willing to help me in my time of need so I figured to start by messaging you. If the church could help me with just a couple nights in a motel room I would be forever grateful and I would appreciate it so much. If not I completely understand. Thank you for your time and I hope to hear from you soon…have a blessed day.

    Sonya Crotsley
    My phone number is (814)505-6920 if it would be easier to call me. Thank you again.


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