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The welfare of all people is our utmost concern. Our number one priority at this time is to do all we can to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect those who are most vulnerable in our church and in our community.
The Bishop of the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church has created a reopening process which we are following. Our church has created a Healthy Church Team to ensure that we are following these Conference requirements as well as State guidelines. At this time we are not worshipping regularly in-person, but our team reviews the possibilities frequently and we will continue to communicate plans as they unfold.
Currently, we worship each Sunday at 10:00am via Zoom. We will return to in-person worship on the 1st Sunday of each month in June 2021. All are welcome. Simply email and request our WUMC Zoom Room Meeting ID. We hope you'll join us soon!
For more read here: https://www.vaumc.org/Coronavirus2020
Parking is located behind the church with the lot entrance on Algoma Street.
The Sanctuary building has several entrances:
Enter from the parking lot into the breezeway between the Sanctuary and the Christian Education building. Turn left and follow the hallway to the Sanctuary.
Enter through the main doors at the top of the steps on Algoma Street
After entering the building, a Greeter or Usher will welcome you and answer any questions you may have. They will hand out bulletins and direct you into the Sanctuary. Seating is open.
Childcare is offered for infants to elementary age children on Sunday mornings and at certain other church activities (see the event announcement to confirm). Two Childcare Assistants are present at all times.
When entering the church from the parking lot, turn right in the breezeway and go up 1 flight of stairs to the second floor Nursery.
Children are brought down to the Sanctuary in time for the Children's Message. Afterwards they return to the Nursery for a snack.
Worship begins with announcements and a prelude to settle our hearts and minds on God. After an opening hymn and prayer, a Children's Message is given for the children, youth and young-at-heart.
Children are welcome to stay in the Sanctuary. The congregation is very tolerant of the movement and noises of infants and children.
Scripture passages are read, gifts are offered, and the concerns of the church, community, and world are prayed for. See the Worship page to learn about the current sermon series.
The service is traditional and relevant and so are the music and hymns which are typically played on organ and piano. However, other instrumental or vocal special music may involve a variety of styles.
One of the congregation's favorite parts of the service is the Passing of the Peace. People leave their pews and greet others up and down the aisles. Visitors are particularly welcomed.
Communion is offered on the first Sunday of each month and certain special services such Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunrise, and Christmas Eve Candlelight & Communion. WUMC celebrates an open table, so everyone is welcome to partake in the sacrament. You need not be a member of this or any other church. After receiving the elements, a candle may be lit in honor or memory of a loved one.
WHat People Say
"Our church is our second family. We love WUMC!"
— Joanna Ambrose