Community Meal - Every Thursday, we host a free community meal where we offer a variety of delicious, free food to anyone who wishes to join us.

Easter - We have two Easter services: Sunrise at City Beach at 6:30am, and Family Worship in Church at 9:30am.

Halloween - We have a yearly Trunk or Treat to celebrate Halloween!

Christmas Eve - On December 24th, we have a Traditional Carols and Stories Service at 9:30am, followed by a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7pm.

Welcome to Sandpoint United Methodist Church!

At SUMC, we welcome ALL. We are a United Methodist Church located in beautiful Sandpoint, Idaho, known for our vibrant personality. In fact, we were the first church to be established in Sandpoint! Inclusivity and acceptance are vital to our morals and beliefs. Every Sunday, we come together as a community to worship, socialize, and invite God into our lives.
Every Thursday at 4pm, we host a free Community Meal. Come join us!

Sermon Information and Contact

Our Pastor: Reverend Catherine Lyle

Phone: (208) 263-4232

Worship time: Every Sunday, 9:30am

Location: 711 Main St. Sandpoint, ID 83864

This week at Sandpoint United Methodist Church...


9:30 Traditional Worship

10:30 Fellowship

Food Bank donations accepted during the week and at worship


4:00-6:00pm Community Meal

5:00pm Messy Church

In case you missed it...

You can watch Reverend Lyle's last sermon here!

Church History

We were the first church in Sandpoint, established in 1897. For more historical information, visit Eva Whitehead at the Bonner County Historical Society and Museum.

Our Partners

We are partnered with many support groups. More information about each of our partners can be found below. More partners will be added soon!

Monday Men's Meeting

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This is a closed meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. Information about upcoming meetings can be found at Meetings are every Monday at 5:30-6:30 at SUMC.

Twinlow Camp

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Twinlow is a Methodist camp with many sessions and fun activities for both kids and adults! Located in Twin Lakes, ID.


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N.A. meets at Sandpoint United Methodist Church on Sundays from 6-7pm and the first and third Wednesday of the month at 5-6pm. These are closed meetings to addicts only, but are kid friendly.

More partner information coming soon!

Our Staff

Rev. Catherine Lyle, M. Div, M.A.

Born in Forks, Washington, on Halloween with a head full of red hair, Lyle says from thereon life only got stranger. She found herself being raised in a plethora of foster care homes and eventually running away from home in her late teens. Although life was hard, Lyle says she was blessed to see many different churches through the eyes of a child seeking refuge and comfort. Baptized Catholic, she rebelled greatly from her Irish/Scottish roots and became a Methodist in her middle school years joining Cheney UMC where she served as the EWU campus minister while also sitting on the EWU Catholic Newman Center as their ecumenical chair. At 19 she graduated with her BA from Eastern Washington University followed by a fun summer studying Irish history and Literature at NUI in Galway, Ireland. More about Rev. Lyle...

Volunteer Piano Player Alice Vroman

Monday Office Volunteer Eva Whitehead

Messy Church Volunteer Rose