First United Methodist Church Winchester Home PAge



Winchester, VA


We are one church with two locations! Worship, education, and fellowship usually occurs at our downtown campus, located at 308 N. Braddock St. in Winchester, Virginia.  Fellowship, service and recreation, often occurs on our Apple Pie Ridge Campus, located at 362 Apple Pie Ridge Rd. We hope you will join us for any of our upcoming worship services or activities.  Please join us for worship and Sunday school, each Sunday at 8:30 and 11:00am. at FUMC downtown (308 N. Braddock St.).  If you would like to learn more about upcoming events, click the "what's happening at FUMC" tab or the "newsletter" tab.  Thank you for visiting our site and may God bless you richly!  

Our Mission

"The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
(Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church)...

Regular Weekend Worship
Sundays at 8:30 and 11:00am
Children's Church at 8:30 and 11:00am 
Sunday School Classes are at 9:45am
A nursery is provided.

Christmas Eve Services Announcement

This year the 8:30am service is CANCELLED, but 11am service will be held. 7pm Las Posadas Family Candlelight Service and 9pm Candlelight Service.

Local Announcement

Kenny Burcham is looking for singers to join for a Christmas Chorus and other engagements. Call 667-5262 or his cell 303-3404 and leave a message for more information.

New Sunday School Class

Down to Earth - Have we ever really grasped the miracle that took place at Jesus' birth? Join us as we explore what the Christmas miracle means to each of us. Using story and scripture will be challenged to respond during Advent with Down-to-Earth love, humanity, lifestyle, and obedience. We will meet in the Overflow Room: December 3rd, 17th, 24th, 31st during the Sunday School hour.

Local Angel Tree!

We have a tree in the Overflow Room with gift items for a needy family of six from our area. Please pick an envelope from the tree, purchase the item, and return it wrapped under the tree (with the envelope from the tree attached so that we know gift is inside.) Jill Johnson, our missions coordinator, will deliver to this needy family.

SPECIAL REQUEST! We need counters!!

For volunteers to count the weekly offerings. Those interested should contact Lew Costello at 540-722-5288 or Becky Starliper

In terms of our planning, some of our events will be “member-guest”.  These events are designed to connect members of our church with people who are not church members.  Therefore, in order to participate, you must bring a friend with you (a non FUMC member).  Events where this does not apply will be designated as “Open”.

Chancel Choir Rehearsals

Chancel Choir rehearsals have resumed on Wednesday, September 6th, from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. Rehearsals are held in the choir room, located in the basement under the sanctuary.  If you would like to join the choir, please contact Melody Harmon at (540) 974-9753 (cell) or (540) 667-3514 (home).  The only prerequisite is your desire to ‘make a joyful noise to the Lord’! Private instruction is also available.      

Gardening Group

Anyone with gardening interest wanting to participate in a group that is exploring having a community garden for our church, please  contact Stacey Stickley, 540-974-1299 or We hope to brain storm and plan throughout the fall for a spring time garden! 

Small Groups

Walking Group Challenge!  (Open)

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, beginning July 11th, 6:30pm, at Handley High School Parking Lot

If you started this summer, could you walk from Nazareth to Galilee by Christmas time?  The distance is 80 miles.   That means you’ll need to walk 13.5 miles each month for the next sixth months!   That’s a very “doable thing”, so please join us.  Bring a friend! 


mark your Calendars for the Following Dates!

December 8th - Christmas Caroling, 6:30PM, Overflow Room

December 10th - Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday and Christmas Social in-between services, Overflow Room

December 15th - C-CAP sandwich and snack preparation, FUMC Kitchen

December 16th - C-CAP Christmas Giveaway at C-CAP ON KENT STREET, 8:30am until Noon.

December 19th - Computer Class held by Bryon Shepard at the Chapel, 6:30p.m.

December 24th - See below for details



 Upcoming Events

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308 North Braddock Street