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

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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 few great events coming up:

  1. This Sunday we are beginning a new six week study called: “Diving into Genesis” We will look at major themes, people, and places in this amazing book. All are welcome. Class will be in the upper Elevation room and begin at 9:45 AM.
  2. The annual Block Party is coming up on Saturday August 12th from 11 AM to 4 PM. It will be held on our block and will include games, food, animals, a dunk tank, silent auction, and much more!!! If you would like to help volunteer that day please call the church office at 943-2072.
  3. We are having a church movie night on Wednesday August 9th at the home of George and Karen Sackandy. We will begin with a potluck meal at 6:30 and start the movie around 7:30. All are welcome.
  4. Join us for a special day on Sunday August 27th. We will be blessing the backpacks of the school children as they get ready to start school the next day. During the evening we will be having worship at Jefferson Park, with prayer, music, scripture, and more. After the service we invite you to come and have a s’more with us. The worship service will begin at 6:30 PM.


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

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