We are so glad you have decided to check out GUMC. Whether you are thinking of coming on Sunday,  or if someone brought you to our website, we are very excited to have you, and like any good host, we want you to feel welcome and at home.

The first thing you need to know is…ask us anything! You can give us a call at the office at (830) 625-7200 or you can email us here.

You can also check out some of our faq’s below…but again if you don’t see your question, please ask us!  There are no dumb questions!!

How do I get there?

Our church is located at 2629 E. Common St., New Braunfels, TX 78130.  You can map it here.

What should I wear?

Honestly, wear what you’re comfortable in.  We’re more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear.  Cowboy boots, jeans, a dress, your swim trunks, your favorite t-shirt.  We’re just happy you’re here!

Is there something for my kids?

We have something for every age:  a fully staffed nursery for kids under 5 from 8:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m., a fantastic kids program for school aged kids (k-5), an amazing Junior and Senior youth group that meets at 9:40 a.m. for kids from 6th grade – 12th grade, or no matter what age, all children are always welcome in ANY service.  We even provide some pretty cool activity books to keep them entertained during our worship service!

Where do I go?

Just come inside!  Look for the “Welcome” sign and one of our fabulous Greeters will meet you!

What should I expect during the service?  

Grab a seat, find an attendance binder (probably at the end of a row), fill out the half sheet in the attendance binder titled “New to GUMC?” and tell us more about you. We would LOVE to know you were here! Just sit back and relax.  You’ll hear some great music, maybe sing a little, hear a message from our Senior Pastor Karen Horan, or our Associate Pastor KP, or maybe a great guest speaker and “get some Gruene on you”.  We can’t wait to share God’s love with you!

Why should I fill out the the half sheet in the attendance binder ?

Basically, it’s a great way for us to get to know you. We would be grateful to have a record of your visit and Pastor Karen would really like to write you a note to say hello and see if we can do anything else for you!

Do I have to be a member to participate in small groups or other activities?

At Gruene we don’t care if you’ve been here once, or from the beginning, everyone is welcome to be part of anything they feel called to do.  We are so glad that you feel called to be a part of anything we have going on.  Introduce yourself, make some friends and be a part of this thing we call a “Jesus Movement”.   For more info about our small groups you may email us at

And if you decide that you do want to be a Partner in Ministry, feel free to join us at our monthly Pastor’s Coffee held every second Sunday of the month.  You don’t get a special t-shirt or a member’s only jacket, but we have coffee and some cookies and a lot stuff to share with you so that you can get even more connected to GUMC.