FIRST UNITED METHODSlideshow IST CHURCH 

Winchester, VA

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)
 

 WE WELCOME YOU TO THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH!

We hope you will join us for any upcoming church services and activities. Please join us for worship and Sunday School, each Sunday at 8:30am and 11:00am, at our downtown campus.

Christmas Eve Services

7:00p.m. for "Children of the World"

9:00p.m. for the Candlelight Service

both are celebrated at our downtown campus.

We are one church with two locations!

Worship, education, and fellowship occur at our downtown campus located at 
308 N. Braddock Street, Winchester, VA
Fellowship, service, and recreation often occur at out Apple Pie Ridge Campus located at: 
362 Apple Pie Ridge Road across from the elementary school

If you would like to know more about what's happening in our church click the "Calendar" tab or our "Newsletter" tab for more information.
If you like to know what to expect click here! We have many opportunities to get involved
Thanks for visiting our website and may God bless you richly.

Regular Weekly Worship

8:30 and 11am

 Sunday School
9:45am
See the varieties of classes we offer, click here!


Current News

Apple Butter
There is still some apple butter left from our sale in October!! It is however on a
first-come first-served basis. They make brilliant Christmas gifts for loved ones. See this for more information.

"Electronic" Tear Sheet
There is a "new" item on our website. Under "Calendar" on the top menu, you see a page labelled "Tear Sheet", look there for sign-ups for events that are happening at our church. All the "Coffee, Lunch, and Dinner" with the Pastor events have been combined in one sign-up list. The tear sheet will be updated constantly so keep in touch.

Transportation Ministry
We are looking for folks who would like to be a part of a transportation ministry. It would involve picking up riders for a Sunday School and 11:00a.m. service and taking them home after the service. The commitment would be for one Sunday every 8 weeks with the flexibility to trade with other drivers when scheduling conflicts arise. The drivers may use their own vehicle or the church van. Please sign up on the Tear Sheet so that we can contact you.

Christmas Social
Sunday, December 9th, 9:45a.m. at the Gathering Place
 Everyone young and old and all ages in-between are encouraged to wear their "tacky Christmas sweaters/outfits/costumes". We'll have snacks and drinks!! There will also be a visit from St. Nicholas. Sign up using the Tear Sheet! 

First Feeds
Sunday, December 9th, during the 11:00a.m. service in the Kitchen.
Join Bobby and Brenda Dick in the Kitchen at our Downtown Campus to assist this ministry to give food to those less fortunate. First Feeds needs project leads!! Contact Donna White for additional information.

Estimate of Giving Cards
For those who have not had a chance to complete an "Estimate of Giving" card, please pick one up in the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday and then put it in the box provided.

Traditional Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 16th, 3:00p.m. at the Gathering Place
We'll meet in the Gathering Place, then head out as a group to sing traditional Christmas Carols around the church's neighborhood. You do not by any means need a trained voice, just a desire to participate! After singing some of our Christmas favorites, we'll return to the Gathering Place for refreshments. Sign up in the Tear Sheet!!

CCAP Christmas Give-Away
Saturday, December 15th, 8:00a.m. - 1:00p.m.
A group of volunteers is needed to support CCAPs gift distribution to the less fortunate people in our community. Volunteers are needed for the day of the event, as well as preparation. See the yellow insert in the next bulletin for details of this worthy effort. Visit the display in the Gathering Place for more information.

New Voices
Various Sundays at 9:45a.m. - 10:45a.m. Check the calendar for upcoming dates...
Join us during the Sunday School hour for some singing fun! Come as we learn new music that we use in worship as well as others!

Mark your Calendars

December 17th - Lunch with the Pastor
December 18th - Worship Committee
December 19th - Choir Rehearsal
December 20th - Staff Meeting
December 20th - Coffee with the Pastor
December 20th - Dinner with the Pastor
December 23rd - New Voices
December 24th - "Children of the World"
December 24th - Candlelight Service
December 30th - New Voices