WELCOME TO FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH in Winchester, VA!
Children's Church at 8:30 and 11:00am
There will NOT be any Youth next Sunday (May 8th) because of Mother's Day!! The next two Sundays after (May 15th and 22nd) are required to attend for the people that are coming on this year's mission trip to Colorado.
First United Methodist Church presents
Vacation Bible School 2016
June 13th-17th 9am – 11:30am
Kids are crazy for critters with whiskers, tails, feathers, or scales! That's why kids will think this VBS is the cat's meow. During Pets Unleashed VBS, we'll introduce kids to Jesus, God’s Son, who lovingly cares for us. Let's fetch some fun! You can download the registration form from the FUMC website. Click the tab that says “VBS”, print the form, and mail it to First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Braddock St., Winchester, VA, 22601, c/o Allison Allyson, VBS Director and Discovery Preschool Director. Kids age 3-10 are welcome to participate. Volunteers are needed to help with games, snacks, and as “kid herders”. Please call the church office and speak to Mrs. Sarah Messick, Office Manager (540-662-3151) if can assist. The VBS mission offering this year will support Heifer International through the United Methodist Church. Heifer International provides disadvantaged families around the world with farm animals, which improves the lives, and the lives of others living in the same community.
School Kit Drive!
Part of the Easter offering went to fund making School Kits for UMCOR. These kits are dispersed internationally, but some also remain here in the States, even in our own Virginia, depending on where the needs arise. In some countries, children don't have books or school supplies. Many have no schoolrooms; classes are held in inadequate or half-destroyed buildings, tents, or even the open air. School kits may be these children's only educational resources. We will take donations and purchase whatever we need to make the kits complete. For a full list of items needed, please see the print out in the back of the sanctuary. Thank you for your donations of time or supplies. A box will be located in the Narthex after EASTER for members to deposit items into. If you have any questions, feel free to direct them to Stacey Stickley, 540-974-1299, or email@example.com. Do you want a list of items? Here you go: School Supply List
Changes have been made to the Prayer Request Policy
The church office and Worship Committee have been discussing the need to make changes regarding the way we handle our Prayer Concerns in our weekly bulletin. Our current policy has been that if you place a person on the list they stay on the list until you tell us to remove them or until the office hears that the person is doing much better. However, our list has grown exponentially and we recognize that we need to make some changes. To avoid any further confusion, we have decided to change our policy. Once a concern has been submitted, that persons name will appear on the Prayer Concern list in the bulletin. After two weeks the name will automatically be removed, unless it is submitted again through the Tear Sheet. We hope that this will help to keep our Prayer Concern list as accurate as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Connie Stultz, Worship Committee Chair or Sarah Messick, Office Manager.