About Us

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The United Methodist Church -www.umc.org/
Gateway North District -http://www.gatewaynorthdistrict.org/
Online Bible -http://www.biblegateway.com/
Bible Coloring Pages -http://www.teacherhelp.org/color.htm

  History of        
Woodbridge United Methodist Church

   This site has been in continuous use as a place of worship since 1707, first by the quakers and since 1832 by the Methodists. 
    The original wooden church building stood on this site, but was moved to the present location of the old parsonage, next door, where it remained in use until it burned down in 1876.  The cornerstone of the new brick church was laid in 1870 where the present church stands.  In 1951, that building served as an emergency center where a Pennsylvania Railroad train derailed one block east of here, killing 86 people.  It remains the fourth worst disaster in U.S. History.
    Sadly, in 1954, the brick church was destroyed in a fire.  The large stained glass window at the back of the sanctuary survived and is one of the few parts of the original church that remains.  Incredibly, two years later, almost to the day, the first services were held in the present structure.
     To date we continue to serve the community in the Wesley tradition:
The Methodist branch of protestant religion traces its roots back to 1739 where it developed in England as a result of the teachings of John Wesley.  Wesley's three basic precepts that began the Methodist tradition consisted of:
1.  Shun evil and avoid partaking in wicked deeds at all costs,
  2.  Perform kind acts as much as possible, and
  3.  abide by the edicts of God the Almighty Father
"For as in one body we have many members, and all the members do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
                                                                        (Romans 12:4-5)

The Woodbridge United Methodist Church supports various ministries and outreach programs:

  • Sunday School:  WUMC  provides Christian religious education for children Pre-K
                      through 12th grade during the church service

  • UMW(United Methodist Women): Women's ministry where they meet for a time of
                      sharing, friendship and growth in the love of the Lord.

  • Music Ministry:  A new choir is being formed.  Members of the congregation are also
                      encouraged to share their own particular musical talents to Praise God through
                      either their vocal or instrumental talents. 

  • Prayer/Healing Group: This ministry meets to pray for those in need of prayer
                      and for healing.  Meets every Thursday at 6pm. 

  • Feeding the Hungry- we support the local community food bank through regular
                     collections and donations

  • Bible Study:  A  Bible Study is offered for an opportunity to meet and discuss
                     scripture and Biblical teachings
                  The Story:  The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People              

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry:  Providing prayer support through the knitting and crocheting
                     of handmade blankets or shawls for an individual in need.  This is a ministry that you
                     can be involved in at home.  There is always a person in need of prayer.

  • IHN (Interfaith Hospitality Network) The congregation is an active member and
                     helps with the feeding, caring, and helping  those in need

  • Support UMCOR - (United Methodist Committee on Relief) which is involved around
                     the world to help areas affected by disasters.

  • Fellowship: The WUMC community and friends gather for fellowship and
                     refreshments after Sunday worship.

  • NEW BEGINNINGS PRESCHOOL   New Beginnings has a
                      Preschool program housed within the Woodbridge United Methodist
                      Church.  New Beginnings has been serving the community for over 35 years. 
                      We offer a nurturing atmosphere providing a commitment to academic excellence.
                      We offer half and full day programs, and also a summer camp.

From the Pastor....          

Welcome to the Woodbridge United Methodist Church.
    We would like to thank you for visiting our web site.  Our church is a family of compassionate followers of Jesus Christ brought together in our love for God.  It is our mission to reach out to others and demonstrate God's love to all.
    We hope that you will join us and feel like you are a part of this family and that you will feel that you belong here.  We pray that you will visit us for Sunday Worship and that you will find this to be your new home for your spiritual journey, and become part of our church family.
    I am very happy to be a part of the Woodbridge United Methodist Church and I would love to have you join us  and see what we are about.  
I welcome you and encourage you to come and visit us this Sunday; and may God continue to help you in your journey of belonging, and believing.

In Christ's Love

Methodist Beliefs
John Wesley