Traditional Service – Sundays at 10:30 am – Sunday School at 9:15 am

Visit with Us

We welcome you whole-heartedly into our community of faith.


What to Expect

Our worship is traditional, but we actively seek out new ways to love others.

Where to Find Us

The Brown Street United Methodist Church steeple in Historic Jefferson neighborhood near downtown Lafayette, IN.

While our church has long been a historical marker in the heart of downtown Lafayette, we seek to bring life and vitality to our Historic Jefferson neighborhood.

Our Address:
905 Brown St.
Lafayette, IN 47904

Where to Park:

  • Handicap and open parking are available in our lot to the south of our building, or on Brown Street.
  • Overflow parking is available in the south end of the Jefferson Senior Center lot.
  • A ramp offers full accessibility from the south parking lot. 


Worship at Brown Street United Methodist Church

Brown Street offers a traditional service with familiar music led by piano. Preaching is centered on scripture and celebrates the Good News, while challenging us to move beyond our comfort zones as imperfect people in transition. Come and worship with us!

Service Times:
9:15 AM – Sunday School
10:30 AM – Sunday Worship

Hearing Assistance:
Our sanctuary is equipped with a Hearing Loop System for those who benefit from hearing assistance.


Your Children

We are an intergenerational congregation. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend worship. Child care is available for those 6 and under following the Children’s Moment during worship. Brown Street offers a number of events throughout the year geared towards engagement and growth for children.

After Service Social Time


On the second Sunday of the month, join us after worship for a brief time of coffee and conversation. You might just make a new friend!


Our Mission


Growing food, friends, and faith through Jesus Christ


As followers of Christ, we gather to grow in our faith as we join with others in service with our community.


Our Story


We are a vital congregation that worships in the Historic Jefferson area of downtown Lafayette, IN. Our strength in faith and spirit are reflected in our love and compassion for all others. We seek to improve the lives of not only of our worshiping community, but the lives of those living nearby as well. We are compelled to invest in building relationships through serving with our neighboring community.

Founded in 1858 as a German Methodist Church, we are now a United Methodist Church, and have been in our current location since 1885. Ours is a beautiful, old, and well-maintained church that has undeniably beautiful stained glass windows. In a sea of churches, ours is a small and dynamic congregation that seeks and pursues new opportunities.

As part of the Indiana United Methodist Church, our mission is to “Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” For us, this means we are led to make a difference by our presence, gifts, witness, and service for and with others. Brown Street UMC has adopted a vision of “Growing food, friends, and faith through Jesus Christ.” Our community garden has become a primary means for us to connect with and serve in community.

Come join us!

Our Streets


We care about our neighbors. We seek to be in relationship with renters and homeowners who live around us, local schools and businesses, our local service agencies, other religious organizations, our neighborhood association and you! We are stronger as we work together building a web of relationships that create and strengthen our sense of community.

We have a unique opportunity to welcome and serve with a wide range of people. We celebrate a diverse people who live within blocks of our location. We honor the gifts of all, benefiting from the variety of backgrounds, histories, identities, orientations, behaviors or characteristics represented.

Together, we aim to contribute to the health, spiritual well-being, and quality of life experienced in our Historic Jefferson and Lafayette communities.