Winchester, VA


308 N. Braddock Street and 362 Apple Pie Ridge Road

The first is referred usually as our "downtown campus" where we have fellowship, worship services, and Sunday School. The last is usually referred as our "APR property" where we have movie nights, picnics, BBQ, or other outside events.


"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)

Lent and Easter Activities

Passion/Palm Sunday, April 14th at 9:45a.m.
Come join us in the church's Fellowship Hall to walk downtown for the Downtown Processional.

Holy Thursday, April 18th at 6:30p.m.
Snacks and refreshments provided. Join us in The Gathering Place for a "Snack Supper" and in the Sanctuary after for a "Spontaneous Drama".

Good Friday, April 19th from Noon to 1:30p.m.
Join the Downtown clergy at Wesley United Methodist Church on 527 Van Fossen Street.
Reverend White shall be participating.

Easter Sunrise, April 21st at 6:30a.m.
Come join the local churches as we go with them to the Old Church Wall at Mt. Hebron Cemetery. Parking is limited, you may park on the streets adjoined if there is room. Park where it's available.

Easter Worship and Breakfast, April 21st
Sunday Services at 8:30a.m. and 11a.m. Breakfast at 9:45a.m.
Come join us for Easter worship and a breakfast in between.
Bring a bread, fruit or dessert to share!
Join us in the play yard after the kids have eaten for a Easter Egg Hunt!

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.

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
See the varieties of classes we offer, click here!

Current News

Coffee with the Pastor will meet at 3 p.m. at Espresso Bar and Cafe at the Old Town Walking Mall on Thursday, April 18th.

If you have some pairs of shoes from the past that are just gathering dust or if you are cleaning out your house. Donate those shoes for a good cause! Regardless of how old or how torn they are. If you want to know more, just visit this page.

"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 list has been updated. Go check it out!!

Apple Blossom Seats
We are selling Apple Blossom seats this upcoming May. 800 S. Stewart Street is where we are at! On Friday, May 3rd the prices are three and four dollars depending on what row you want to sit in. On Saturday, May 4th the prices are four and five dollars. Call Bobby Dick at 540-539-4459 or the Church Office at 540-662-3151 for sales.

Christian Believer Bible and Book Study
Reverend White is leading a new study in May. Christian Believer guides daily reading in Scripture and weekly readings in the Class Manual. The Manual encourages daily prayer while providing space for taking notes for use in weekly group discussion. There will be an introductory class held on April 28th during the Sunday School hour at the Gathering Place.

Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist
We encourage you to set aside the week of June 10th-14th for a fun filled five days of a space themed VBS. We will lift off each day and hear God’s  word, explore His beautiful creation, blast off with tons of games and crafts. So sign up and discover what God has in store for you during “Miraculous Mission”. Visit the Discovery Preschool tab on the the menu above to get the registration forms. You may find the registration forms for VBS on the same tab! You may contact the Preschool Director, Allyson Allison at 540-665-1696 or email for more information.

Community Garden at the APR Campus
We have a community garden which the proceeds go to the various food banks and pantries in the area! Please notify the Church Office if you want to help!

New Section!! Senior Ministries and Questionnaire
Look at the new "Senior Ministries" under the "Get Involved" menu. Please feel free to fill out the questionnaire, copy/paste and send it to Gary Dunn at

Estimate of Giving Cards
Saving the church on postage please pick up your Estimate of Giving cards in the back of the Sanctuary, thanks.

We need help mowing our lawns! We supply the things required! All you have to do is come by and mow! Just let Craig Stultz know at or sign up on the sheet outside of Room 105 at our Downtown Campus!

New Restaurants!! Changes to Lunch and Dinner w/ the Pastor
Lunch this month will be at Ruby Tuesday, 1685 S. Pleasant Valley Road and Dinner will be at Chinatown, 1085 Millwood Pike.

First Feeds!
Come join us to help feed the less fortunate in our Downtown Campus' Kitchen! Donna White is looking for those who can lead the project! Come volunteer! She needs help on April 14th!

Newsletters and Bulletins
Want to see what happens at First United? You can find it through the newsletter called The First Word or the weekly Sunday bulletin. If you would like a link, go here.

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. Please sign up on the Tear Sheet so that we can contact you.

Mark your Calendars

April 18th - Holy Thursday
                  - Coffee w/ the Pastor
April 19th - Good Friday
April 21st - Easter (See Events Above)
April 25th - Dinner w/ the Pastor
April 27th - Kids Fishing Derby
April 28th - Christian Believer Primer

May - Christian Believer Book Study
May 1st - Choir Rehearsal
May 2nd - Coffee w/ the Pastor
May 3rd and 4th - Apple Blossom Seat Sales
May 5th - Missions Meeting
May 7th - Staff Meeting
               - PPRC Meeting
May 8th - Choir Rehearsal
               - Coffee w/ the Pastor
May 9th - Church Council Meeting

June 7th and 8th - Antietam Trip
June 10th- June 14th - Vacation Bible School
                                     "Miraculous Mission"