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)

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

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.

Lent and Easter Activities
Passion/Palm Sunday, April 14th at 9:45a.m.
Come join us in the church's parking lot to walk downtown for the Downtown Processional.

Holy Thursday, April 18th at 6:30p.m.
Snacks and refreshments provided. Join us in The Fellowship Hall for a light dinner and in the Sanctuary after for a "Spontaneous Drama".

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

Easter Worship and Breakfast, April 21st
Sunday Services at 8:30a.m. and 11p.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!

Live Stream of the "Called General Conference"
Bishop Lewis is going to be going live on Monday, March 4th for the General Conference. If you want to watch it here is the link:

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

FUMC Basics
Come join the Rev. for three classes in March to find out more about our church, how Methodism works, etc. Sign up in the Tear Sheet today!!

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!

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.

"Crucial Conversations" Book Study
Sunday, March 3rd at Noon. Tuesday, March 19th at 6:30p.m. 
Come join us in the Gathering Place for lunch and a book study of the "Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When the Stakes are High". Tuesday's meeting will meet at the Parsonage for dinner.

"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 tear sheet will be updated constantly so keep in touch.

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

March 13th - Choir Rehearsal
March 14th - Coffee w/ the Pastor
                    - Church Council
March 15th - April First Word Deadline
March 17th - FUMC Basics
March 18th - Valley Voices
March 19th - Staff Meeting
                    - Crucial Conversations Book Study
March 20th - Choir Rehearsal
March 21st - Coffee w/ the Pastor
March 24th - FUMC Basics
March 25th - Lunch w/ the Pastor
                    - Valley Voices
March 26th - Staff Meeting
March 27th - Choir Rehearsal
March 28th - Coffee w/ the Pastor
                    - Dinner w/ the Pastor
March 31st - FUMC Basics

April 7th   - Sunday Worship
April 14th - Passion/Palm Sunday
April 18th - Holy Thursday
April 21st - Easter