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Open Doors. Open Hearts. Open Minds.


Welcome, and thank you for visiting White Memorial United Methodist Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship and service opportunities available.

We invite you to come worship with us. We would love to greet you and share with you our love for Jesus Christ and for you, our neighbor.

Our Mission

We believe that the door to salvation is always open and so are the doors to our church. Our mission is to be fully devoted to Jesus by opening our arms to those in search of the truth.

We show God’s love and concern for our fellow man at every opportunity. Through works of charity and opening our doors to listen with open minds,, and with our hearts to love, we feel that we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus Christ.

UMW and other women from other churches spend their Friday mornings packing bags of food to send home to students at the local elementary school. 


Sunday School meets at 10:00 AM and Morning Worship Services 
are at 11:00 AM.  We have Sundy School classes for the young and the young at heart. We also have a children's program during the worship service.

Community Connections

Our church supports the local food pantry with donations of food and individuals time and talents. 


We offer a pre-school program for children ages 3-4. Contact Pam Linkous for more information and to register. 540-808-8595.

Members of White Memorial and other local churches support the local Food Pantry "Dale's Place"  In recent bad weather volunteers still come to help out.  A great partnership to help feed
the hungry in our Community. 

Joyce Kelley keeps things organized for the Food Pantry.

Rev. Herb Williams

Message from the Pastor

A man was being chased by a ferocious tiger. He ran until he came to a sheer cliff. As the tiger came bearing down on him, he grabbed a rope hanging over the cliff and climbed down out of the tiger's reach. the man looked up and saw the tiger leering at him, waiting to devour him. Then he looked down below the cliff. There was a deadly drop to the rocks over five hundred feet. Then he looked up and saw two mice beginning to chew the rope. What should he do? The tiger above, the rocks below, and the rope about to break! Just then he saw a bright red strawberry growing out of the side of the cliff. He then stretched out his hand, plucked the strawberry and popped it into his mouth. the juices of the strawberry were so sweet that as he ate he could not contain himself. "Delicious, that's the best strawberry I've ever eaten!"

Had the man been preoccupied with the tiger (the past) or preoccupied with the future (the rocks below), he would never have enjoyed the strawberry, which we could call "the gift of the present."

How about you? Are you so preoccupied with the past and the future that you have difficulty being thankful for the present blessings given to you by God? There is no condition in the world which is so miserable that one could not find something for which to be grateful.

As Thanksgiving Day approaches, let us focus on giving thanks for the present blessings God has given to us. Count your blessings each day and give thanks to God for each one!

Grace and Peace,

Re. Herb Williams

​Events - November

Nov  3     Adult Sunday School 10:00 am
               Communion  Service 11:00 am
               Children's Sunday School 

Nov 10     Adult Sunday School 10:00 am
                Worship Service 11:00 am
                 Operation Christmas Child Dedication
                Children's Sunday School 

Nov 17     Adult Sunday School 10:00 am
                Worship Service 11:00 am
                Children's Sunday School


Nov 18     SLMA 630 pm               
                Big Spring Baptist Church


Nov  21    Finance Committee 7:00 pm                                          Administrative Council 7:15 pm
 Nov 24    Adult Sunday School 10:00 am                                      Worship Service 11:00 am
                Children's Sunday School
                Hanging of the Greens 12:15 pm
                Luncheon 12:45 pm



Prayer Meeting every Wednesday at 7:30 pm

​AA Meets every Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm​
Ruritan Club every 2nd Thursday


Local Food Pantry

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact Joyce Kelley, 540.268.2916.


The Shawsville Lay Ministerial Association supports the local food pantry.  .  


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