A Helping Hand

United Methodists are Missions People!

We strive to obey Jesus' command in the Gospel of Matthew to feed the hungry, welcome the stranger, provide clothing and shelter to the poor, care for the sick and visit those in prison. Our Missions Committee meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to organize congregational activities in the church and our community.

Missions Committee

  • Eva Selwyn & David MacDonald, Co-Chairpersons
  • Dale Wurzer
  • Lynn Chance
  • Christina Price

Woodstock UMC contributes to the following missions at the local, Virginia Conference, national and international levels.

Local Missions

  • Woodstock UMC Child Care Center
  • Kids for Camp at Camp Overlook
  • Shenandoah Free Medical Clinic
  • Woodstock Ministerial Association
  • Heart Havens, providing for the residential needs of adults with intellectual disabilities
  • Volunteer Farm, dedicated to feeding the hungry and led by our own Bob Blair, which produced more than 51 tons of vegetables last year!
  • Response, Inc., Woodstock's domestic violence residential shelter
  • The Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter, a transitional housing program
  • Shenandoah County Pregnancy Center

Virginia Conference and National Missions

  • Baby layette, Sewing, Health, and School Kits to Virginia Annual Conference
  • Red Bird Mission in Beverly, Kentucky, providing medical, dental and educational assistance to that area of Appalachia
  • Greg West, Conference evangelist and founder of Life In His Name, an evangelistic ministry that teaches the exciting methods of the Methodists of 1700's, leading to the Wesleyan revivals.
  • Appalachia Service Project (ASP), a Christian volunteer home-repair organization operating in Central Appalachia in Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Several members of Woodstock UMC have participated in this mission since 2006: Beth Dalton, Eva and Michelle Selwyn, and Dale Wurzer

International Missions

  • Charlie Hanak, Regional Director for the Americas of Ambassadors for Christ International (AFCI). Charlie often is a guest preacher, explaining AFCI's role in supporting "Nationals in Mission" (Christian nationals living and working in their own countries) to provide the best foundation for the church to thrive, grow, and spread the Gospel.
  • Heifer international, providing gifts of livestock and plants, and education in agriculture and farming to financially-disadvantaged families.
  • Earthquake relief to Haiti and Chile via United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Latest Sermon

Sunday Worship Services

8:30 and 11:00 am

Sunday School All Ages

10:00 am

Fellowship Time

Sundays 9:36 am

Staffed Nursery Available

Upcoming Events

Fall Family Fun Day
September 22, 2019, 3:00 PM to 6:30 PM

River Bottom at Dougie French’s

Women of the Well
September 24, 2019, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Pregnancy Center Walk for Life
September 28, 2019, 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

MMA Track

Warning: file_put_contents(/kunden/homepages/17/d705003871/htdocs/files/files/cache/pages/9/a/c/9ac69f8e939a00fd6cf15564e4a93967d941d96a6cb6ef58ca7b81669eba1117.cache): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /homepages/17/d705003871/htdocs/files/updates/concrete5.6.3.5_remote_updater/concrete/core/libraries/page_cache/types/file.php on line 62

Warning: Unknown: open(/kunden/homepages/17/d705003871/htdocs/files/files/tmp/sess_45370c6b22b6fa70393c8728c9be8133, O_RDWR) failed: Disk quota exceeded (122) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Unknown: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/kunden/homepages/17/d705003871/htdocs/files/files/tmp) in Unknown on line 0