Slideshow FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Winchester, VA

WE ARE ONE CHURCH WITH TWO LOCATIONS!

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.

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE!

"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 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 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!

Highlighted Events

Chicken BBQ Dinner and Fundraiser
September 7th, 11am until 2pm
Come help us support a fellow member, Andy Kiser, by buying some good chicken.

Fall Festival
September 21st, rain date September 28th. 11am until 2pm
Come join us for some autumn fun at the APR Property! 

Spaghetti Dinner and Basket Auction
October 19th, 5pm until 7pm
Come see live music by Stage Left. Dinner followed by a basket auction.

"Miracle of Christmas" by Sights and Sounds Theatre
November 12th, all day. Deadline for Tickets October 1st.
Join in for fun-filled day at the Sights and Sounds Theatre! This is a trip that costs $109.

Current News

Important News Update!!
The website is currently being updated. So if links don't work or something isn't there, don't worry, we are already on it! Stay tuned for more information.

Movie Nights!
Final planning is underway for summertime fun and film.
Dates have been selected, so MARK YOU CALENDAR for ...
Saturday, August 24 starting at 6:30pm with dinner. The Gathering Place.
(Miranda Delmerico is managing this event.)
Friday, September 13th, starting at 6:30pm with dinner. Location TBD
(Larry Sullivan is managing this event.)

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 "days" have been changed. Pay attention to your calendar for more information. 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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! Mowing the Lawn
We need help mowing our downtown campus lawn! We supply the tools required!
All you have to do is come by and mow! 
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, call the Church Office.

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

Save-A-Sole
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.

"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.

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Mark your Calendar

August
August 13th - Staff Meeting
               - Christian Believer - Day Eleven
August 15th - Newsletter Articles Due
               - Coffee with the Pastor
August 18th - Back to School Sunday
                     - Christian Believer, Day Eleven 
August 19th - Lunch with the Pastor
August 20th - Staff Meeting
                      - Christian Believer - Day Twelve
August 22nd - Coffee with the Pastor
                      - Dinner with the Pastor
August 24th - Movie Night
August 25th - Christian Believer - Day Twelve
August 26th - Reverend White is at an all-day 
                        District Meeting
August 27th - Staff Meeting
                      - Christian Believer - Day Thirteen
August 29th - Coffee with the Pastor

September
September 3rd - Preschool Fall Session
September 4th - Choir Rehearsal Starts
September 7th - Chicken BBQ
September 8th - First Feeds!
September 12th - United Way
                             Day of Caring
September 13th - Movie Night
September 15th - October Articles Due
September 21st  - Fall Festival
September 28th - Fall Festival Rain Date
September 22nd - DS Sermon Sunday
September 23rd - Lunch w/ the Pastor
September 25th - Dinner w/ the Pastor

October
October 1st - Deadline for Miracle of
                      Christmas Tickets
October 19th - Spaghetti Dinner/Basket
                         Auction

November
November 12th - Miracle of Christmas by                              Sights and Sounds Theatre