"In-Person" Worship Services resume August 9
Open Doors. Open Hearts. Open Minds.
Rev. Herb Williams
Message from the Pastor
Don Mallough writes in Crowded Detours (as cited in Illustration Unlimited, ed. James S. Hewett (Tyndale House, Wheaton, Ill. 19988) pg. 347) about a young employee who secretly misappropriated several hundred dollars of his business firm's money. When this action was discovered the young man was told to report to the office of the senior partner of the firm. As he walked up the stairs toward the administrative offices, the young employee was heavy-hearted. He knew that without a doubt he would lose his position with the firm. He also feared the possibility of legal action taken against him. Seemingly his whole world had collapsed.
Upon his arrival in the office of the senior executive the young man was questioned about the whole affair. He was asked if the allegations were true and he answered in the affirmative. /then the executive surprisingly asked the question: "If I keep you in your present capacity, can I trust you in the future?" The young worker brightened up and said "Yes, sir, you surely can. I've learned my lesson"
The executive responded, "I'm not going to press charges, and you can continue to in your present responsibility." the employer concluded the conversation with this younger employee by saying, "I think you ought to know, however, that you are the second man in this firm who succumbed to temptation and has shown leniency. I was was the first. What you have done, I did. The mercy you are receiving, I received. It is only the grace of God that keep us both.
God's mercy is available to all of us even in the tumultous times in which we live. Let us receive that mercy and offer it to the others who may wronged us. The cross is the only place where the picture is in focus. God's justice and mercy come together in Christ's love for us sinners. Let us live merdiful lives at the foot of the cross.
Rev. Herb Williams
Events - August
To attend worship, email Kate Stewart
at or call 540.798.2475 to preregister by 8 pm the Saturday before the Sunday Service.
Aug 9 Worship Service 11:00 am
Aug 10 Finance Committee 7:00 pm
Administrative Council 7:15 pm
Aug 16 Worship Service 11:00 am
Aug 23 Worship Service 11:00 am
Aug 30 Worship Service 11:00 am
Local Food Pantries
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.
Blessing Box outside the Waldron at the Meadowbrook Center. Take what you need.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joyce Kelley keeps things organized for the Food Pantry.