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.

A Special Charge Conference

A SPECIAL CHARGE CONFERENCE is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 7pm in the sanctuary of First United Methodist Church. The purpose of this meeting shall be to fulfill PH2544.4 of the 2016 Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church. The proposed action will be to dissolve the Building Study Committee and to elect a Building Committee.  The election of the Building Committee will not obligate the church for construction on its APR property, but will enable  leaders to continue to refine plans in dialogue with the congregation. Only Church Council members are entitled to vote.  This meeting has been authorized, and will be presided over, by the Rev. Larry Thompson, Winchester District Superintendent.

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 will resume 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! 

Faith Lessons from Antietam (Member-Guest)

Join us for a "mini spiritual retreat" led by Reverend White. We will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 7p.m. on Friday for a briefing/devotion. Leaving at 8a.m. Saturday, we'll travel to Sharpsburg, MD where we will tour the Antietam Civil War Battlefield. Reverend White will provide both an historical tour AND biblical devotions, with application for YOUR life today. We will return Saturday evening around dinner time. (i.e. 5-8ish)

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! 

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

Saturday, September 23rd,  7:15pm, “A Dog's Purpose"

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.

New Sunday School Class! First Church 101

While we extend the invitation to newcomers, others are welcome (and encouraged) to join us. Explore what it means to be a Christian, the United Methodist Way, and what it means to be an engaged member of First United Methodist Church. Reverend White will be teaching this class at 9:45am on Sunday mornings in the Overflow Room.

Blessing of the Animals

Please bring your pet (appropriately leashed or crated) to the church's Apple Pie Ridge campus on October 1, between 2 and 4pm. Rev. White will bless your animals and then you are free to play with your pet at APR or return home. Invite your friends with pets! If you have a cow or a python, or some other exotic animal, please call the church office to schedule a "home visit".

Motorcycle Ride!

Saturday, October 7th we invite church members and friends to join us on a motorcycle ride through the mountains.  We will be leaving the FUMC parking lot at 10am, riding Route 50 west on to Moorefield, West VA.  We will then stop for lunch, continue through Romney and travel back to FUMC at approximately 4:00pm.  For more information call Bobby or Brenda Dick  at 540-539-4459, 540-539-4486, or email them at

mark your Calendars for the Following Dates!

September 17th and 24th - First Church 101, 9:45am

September 18th - Lunch with the Pastor, Noon. Finance Meeting, 6pm. Worship Committee, 7pm

September 19th - Church Council Meeting, 6pm. Special Charge Council Meeting, 7pm

September 21st - Work Night, Overflow Area, 5:30pm

September 23rd - "A Dog's Purpose", APR Campus, 7:15pm

September 28th - Dinner with the Pastor, TGIF Friday's, 7pm

October 1st - Blessing of the Animals, APR Campus, 2-4pm

October 7th - Motorcycle Ride, FUMC Parking Lot, 10am

October 20-21st - Faith Lessons from Antietam


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