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 festivals, picnics, BBQ, or other outside events and where we are exploring the site for our next facility. For more information, please visit our "To Build Or Not To Build" page
under the "Who We Are" menu above.

Special Sunday Schedule for July

This summer Pastor Will and his family have scheduled vacation for July 8th-29th. During this time FUMC will be having a ‘Summer Sunday Schedule’ for services.
We will have one service, at 10:00 am, on July 14th, 21st, and 28th. 
This allows for some great opportunities… FUMC is blessed to have three great lay leaders willing to each lead one of the three Sundays needed. Whether you are an early bird or carry the light home from the 11 o’clock service, we now get to join forces and possibly see new faces we might not otherwise get to see. We plan to hold one service at the APR property with a church picnic and a great time for fellowship! 

Pastor Parish Relations and the Church Council are excited about the Summer Sunday Schedule and we hope you will be too! Below are the details for each of the three Sunday’s with the location:

July 14th: FUMC will be having a songfest in the sanctuary. Ralph Gronlund will be providing the message. We will be singing and praising the Lord!

July 21st: FUMC will be at the APR property. Stacey Stickley-Roy will lead the service. Please bring a covered dish to share at the picnic following the service.

July 28th: FUMC will be back in the sanctuary for a traditional service. Ben Rothermel will be providing the message.

Join us in these services and enjoy fellowship of FUMC family that you might not often see.


"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)

The Preschool Director needs volunteers to assist in the upcoming VBS.

Miraculous Mission:
Jesus Saves the World

VBS is the week of June 10-14.

Here is a list of items that are needed: VBS Supply List

Five fun-filled, space-themed days. We will lift off each day and hear God’s word, explore His beautiful creation, blast off with tons of games and crafts.

· Volunteers are needed to donate craft, snack & game items. A list of needed items is posted in The Gathering Place with a convenient box for drop off of the items.

· Volunteers are needed to help with the children in activities and oversight.

So please lend a hand in this "mission" from 9:00 - 11:30, Monday through Friday.

Please let Allyson know if you can assist that week!

Contact her by phone at 540-6765-1696 or email

Your help is appreciated. For the entire week, or if your schedule allows, for selected days.          

Join in our mission.

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

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 IJ Canns, 3111 Valley Ave.

Movie Nights!
Various Days during the June-August
Planning is underway for summertime fun and film. We are looking for a person(s) to be in charge of set-up and organization for a movie night in June, July, and August at the Apple Pie Ridge Campus or the Gathering Place. For additional information, contact Stacey Stickley-Roy at 540-974-1299 or contact her by e-mail at You can also sign up on the form called "Movie Night Manager" on our electronic Tear Sheet under Calendar on the above menu.

Christian Believer Bible and Book Study
Reverend White is leading a study started 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.
The study will be held on two days each week:
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:30pm in the Chapel
Sundays, 12:30 - 2:30pm at the Parsonage

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.

We need help mowing our downtown campus lawn! We supply the tools 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 the library at our Downtown Campus!

Communications Team Help
Our Communications folks would like to train a small team to operate the Sound System and PowerPoint tools for worship services and special events. Ideally, we can establish a rotation schedule with backups as needed. Training would be provided.
Required Skills:
Desire to serve the Lord, some computer knowledge
and a willingness to learn some fun new skills
For information or to sign up, contact Ralph Gronlund
at 703-547-1656 or email

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!

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

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.

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. Your support is appreciated.

"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!!

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


Mark your Calendars

June 10th- June 14th - Vacation Bible School
                                     "Miraculous Mission"
June 10th - Trustees Meeting
June 11th - Christian Believer - Day Five
June 12th - Building Finance Comm. Meeting
June 12th - Choir Rehearsal
June 13th - Coffee w/ the Pastor
                - Church Council Meeting
June 14th - Blood Drive
June 15th - July Newsletter Articles Due
June 16th - Father's Day
                - Peace w/ Justice Sunday
                - Christian Believer - Day Five
June 18th - Christian Believer - Day Six
June 20th - June 22nd- Rev. White
                                   @ Annual Conference
June 23rd - Christian Believer - Day Six
June 24th - Lunch w/the Pastor
June 25th - Staff Meeting
                 - Christian Believer - Day Seven
June 27th -Church Office Manager
                        Out for a Vacation Day
                 - Coffee w/ the Pastor
                 - Dinner w/ the Pastor
June 30th - Christian Believer - Day Seven


July 2nd - Staff Meeting
               - Christian Believer - Day Eight
July 7th - Christian Believer - Day Eight
July 8th - 28th - Rev. White on Vacation