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.

Summertime Small Groups

Reaching New People Brainstorming and Planning

First United Methodist Church’s Reaching New People group is looking forward to an event on July 8th at Braddock Street UMC from 9:30 - 3 pm!  Anyone wanting to participate in this is WELCOME. This had recently been called a "training", but it is truly more of a brainstorming and planning session with our consultant. That Saturday, we will work in our own church’s round table group, planning events.  We want FIRST UMC to get out there and get involved in the community!  We want to create events that will help people become acquainted with us.  We welcome ideas and event planners!

We are considering several events through the rest of the year, including some neighborhood Bar-B-Q's, a bike ride, a sportsman's gathering, a walking group, a community garden, an art museum outing, movie nights at the APR campus, and an Antietam Battlefield tour. 

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”. 

If any of these interest you, let me know! If you have other ideas for community events, let me know!  Sign up for events by using the tear sheet portion of your weekly bulletin or by calling the church office (540) 662-3151.  We are forming smaller teams to plan these activities and we want to include you if something in particular peaks your interest!

In Christ, Stacey (Reaching New People Team Leader)

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! 

The Renwick Art Gallery (Member-Guest)

Saturday, July 22

Wine openings, outlandish outfits, staring intensely at artwork, and inferring the vast and complex from something simple…these are some people’s perceptions of what it means to visit an art gallery! Well, at First Church, we’re not snobs.  Looking at artwork is fun and can inspire the imagination.  Invite your non- member friend, and join us for a day of exploration at the Renwick museum of Art.   The Renwick exhibits show how extraordinary handmade objects have shaped the American experience, and continue to impact our lives.

Join us in the church parking lot on Saturday, July 22nd, at 8am.  We’ll ride the church van to the Vienna Metro Station, then take the Metro the rest of the way to the museum.  You’ll need to purchase your own Metro tickets and your lunch.

Movie Night at the Church’s Apple Pie Ridge Campus (Open)

Friday, August 25, 7:15pm, “Second Hand Lions”

The evening begins with a hot dog roast.  Hot dogs, buns, and condiments will be provided by the church.  Water, coke, and diet coke, will be provided too! Please bring a side dish to share, such as a vegetable, salad, or dessert.  After supper, we’ll watch the movie (PG), in which Robert Duvall and Michael Caine play eccentric uncles, passing along the secret details of their adventurous lives to their nephew.   Bring a non-FUMC friend!

New Sunday School Class!

Exciting Church Series will be offered starting June 11th-July 16th. The pastor will be teaching this series in conjunction with his sermon series. He will be teaching this class in the overflow area beside the sanctuary of our Downtown Campus. This will be a great opportunity for church members to learn how to make a church an "Exciting Church".

Penny Rolls for Heart Havens

The UMM would like to remind you that they are still collecting penny rolls for Heart Havens. You can drop you penny rolls in either of the designated offering plates located at the Brad-dock and Fairfax Street entrances. Coin donations need to be rolled and cash donations are welcome. Heart Havens provides homes and training for persons with mental disabilities. It is a United Methodist Mission.


mark your Calendars for the Following Dates!

July 8: Reaching New People Planning Day - Braddock Street UMC 9:30am-3pm

July 11: Walking Group - Handley High School Parking Lot 6:30pm (Every Tuesday and Thursday evening)

July 17: Lunch with the Pastor - Mission BBQ 12:00pm

July 19: Dinner with the Pastor - TGIF 6:00pm

July 22: The Renwick Art Gallery Tour (Washington DC) - Church Parking Lot 8:00am


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308 North Braddock Street