Open Doors. Open Hearts. Open Minds.

01 5 2 21 SermonRev. Herb Williams
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Rev. Herb Williams

Message from the Pastor

Truth is narrow. If we were hiding and came to a wide river, and we learned that there was one bridge, down the river a mile or two, we wouldn't stomp in disgust and moan about how that was such a narrow way to think and that the bridge should be right there, where we were. Instead, thankful that there was a bridge, we would go to it and cross over. Or consider the following. When we go to the doctor, we want a prescription for exactly what we need to get well. We would be quite startled if the doctor said, "These pills ought to cure you if you're sincere. After all, we believe in health, don't we?" Or would you trust yourself to a surgeon who had received no specialized training but was simply a really good person who meant well? Of curse not! You know that truth is narrow. And you will trust your life only to someone who knows exactly what he or she is doing.

Jesus knows what he is doing when it comes to truth, salvation, and eternal life. Matthew 7:14 says "the way to life is now" and Jesus says in John 14:6 "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." 

Truth is narrow, but Jesus is our Messiah who will lead us to truth and life because Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.

God's Blessings,

Rev. Herb Williams

​Events - September 2022

Sept    4     Adult Sunday School 10:00 am
                  Worship Service 11:00 am

Sept  11      Adult Sunday School  10:00 am

                  Worship Service 11:00 am 
                  Youth Sunday School 11:00 am
                  Church Picnic at Ryan Pond after Worship

2nd           Finance Committee 7:00 pm
Sun           Administrative Council 7:15 pm


Sept 18     Adult Sunday School 10:00 am

                 Worship Service 11:00 am
 Youth Sunday School 11:00 am

Sept 25     Adult Sunday School 10:00 am

                 Worship Service 11:00 am
                 Youth Sunday School 11:00 am

Oct.    9     Charge Conference 5:00 pm

Prayer meeting via Zoom on Wednesdays. Email Jim Pearman for Zoom link.

​​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.  



Our Mission


Community Connections

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.

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


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.

We offer a pre-school program for children ages 3-4. Contact Julie Whitt for more information and to register: 540-521-4107 or


Neither rain, nor heat, nor a virus could deter the volunteers of Dale's Place from carrying out their duties during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Members of White Memorial UMC work alongside others in their masks and gloves to assure that clients receive their food on a monthly basis. The staff has had to make changes to staffing and the days and hours of service, but the services have been ongoing during the months of the pandemic.


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.