Washington Street UMC & Journey Church Partner for Service of Repentance & Healing


COLUMBIA, SC—In a spiritual partnership with leaders and members of Journey Church in Columbia, SC, Washington Street United Methodist Church (WSUMC) will be hosting a Service of Repentance and Healing on March 27, at 5:00 pm at WSUMC in its historic sanctuary. This special service will include testimonies, prayers, and the choirs from both churches. Pastors from both churches will be leading the service.  WSUMC is located at 1401 Washington Street in downtown Columbia, SC. This special service will also be live-streamed on WSUMC’s YouTube Channel at https://youtu.be/1tqCP5QNkkk. Seating is limited, however, you may reserve a space online through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/service-of-repentance-healing-tickets-287898521227


About the Service

Recognizing that if we do not acknowledge the sins of racism in our past and present, individually and systemically,  we cannot hope to understand and heal the wounds of racist comments and actions, the service will include elements of confession and repentance and the repudiation of the times when this church has been silent in the face of racial injustice.  

 All are welcome here. Social distancing is still encouraged. Masks are optional.

Washington Street United Methodist Church was established in 1803 and was the first Christian house of worship in Columbia. In January of 2016, WSUMC updated its identity statement to reflect the vision of the church and its congregation: “The congregation of WSUMC praises and serves God from the heart of the city in ways which reach our neighbors near and far. We welcome all who seek the love and mercy of Christ regardless of race, creed, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, or economic status. We honor traditions as rooted in our history, our expression of worship, and our respect for theological curiosity. We nonetheless see vital change and ongoing renewal as essential for spiritual growth.”

Journey Church was established in 2007. Journey is a Christian church connected with the South Carolina United Methodist Church. Journey mixes a modern style with some of the traditional practices of the Christian church. They are committed to making disciples. Their core values vow for members to offer their prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness. Their prayer is “O, Lord, draw us to the people who need us this day and those we will need to build Your kingdom and help You do more. Amen.” You can find out more about Journey Church at www.journeycolumbia.org.

WSUMC invites everyone to worship with us at 11:00 am each Sunday in the historic sanctuary, or via live stream on YouTube. Sunday school for all ages begins both in person and on Zoom at 9:45 am each Sunday. Nursery is available. Past sermons and services are also available on YouTube. To find out more about WSUMC, its missions, classes, and social interest teams please visit wsmethodist.org or the church’s Facebook or Instagram page.

Journey Church welcomes you to worship with them every Sunday at 9 a.m. Services are also live on Facebook YouTube and Twitter. Journey has a  mid-week Wednesday night worship encounter that begins at 6:30 p.m. with Intercessory Prayer followed by small group Bible Study at 7 p.m. Small groups consist of youth and children, women, and men. Nursery is available.