Welcome & Current Events


Madras United Methodist Church

Picture1Through our relationship with God, we inspire people to be spirit-led, to reach out into the community, to connect through fellowship and to serve to make a difference.  As a Christian community, called by Christ to be inclusive, caring and peace minded, we affirm that people of any race, ethnic identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, economic status, or life situation, are welcome in our congregation.


Current & Upcoming Events

COMING SUNDAY: April 9, 2017

Palm Sunday:  Matthew 21:1-11

We conclude our series of Holy Questions by asking a critical question in making sense of Jesus’ death and resurrection, Who is Jesus?


A New Path & New Adventures!!

DanOur Pastor here at Madras United Methodist church, Reverend Dan Benson,  has been selected to become the director of the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center. On Sunday March 26, Bishop Elaine Stanovsky announced the appointment of the Reverend Dan Benson to be Director of the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center effective May 15, 2017.

Dan is an elder in the Oregon-Idaho Conference and has been a pastor of United Methodist Churches in Madras, Banks, John Day, Prairie City and Maple Park, IL. During his time in Oregon he has provided leadership in our Camp and Retreat Ministry serving on the Program Division and volunteering at camps as chaplain, counselor and dean over the past 10 years.

Dan brings a joy for the outdoors and a passion for creating space where people can connect with God, and he is looking forward to sharing this passion with the staff and guests at the Alton L. Collins Retreat Center.

Dan will be joined by his wife, Karen and their three boys, Nathan, Jeremy and Peter in residence at the retreat center.  They are all excited to live out their life-long dreams of living at one of our Camp and Retreat centers.

Dan shares, “Alton L. Collins has a very dear place in my heart, and I am honored to continue the tradition of offering gracious hospitality to guests from around the corner and around the globe.”




Madras Messenger, Spring 2017 Edition!!

Our Spring 2017 Newsletter is up and ready for you to check it out.  Take a look at what is happening.  Just click the link below to read the newsletter, hope you enjoy!!!

Messenger Spring 2017




Thursday, April 19, 2017: Maundy Thursday Services, 7:00 pm at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd / St. Mark’s Episcopal; Church

Friday, April 14, 2017: Good Friday Services, 7:00 pm at Madras United Methodist Church

Our Prayer Vigil will begin following the Good Friday Service on April 14 and will go through till Easter Sunday.  For more information please contact the church office at 541-475-2150.

Saturday, April 15, 2017:  Easter Egg Hunt (for all children grade 5 and younger), 10:00 am at Madras United Methodist Church

Sunday, April 16, 2017: Easter Sunday Service, 9:30 am at Madras United Methodist Church


Brown Bags Program

April dates for our BROWN BAG PROGRAM are:

Wednesday, April 12th & April 26th at 4:30 pm.


Please enter at the back of the church.  Arrive between 4 pm and 4:30 pm to receive your number.  Please remember you must supply your own bags or boxes to carry your food in.




April 2017 Calendar