Upcoming Events


November 24, 2019
12:15 pm

Join us for coffee, snacks, and conversation after the worship service.

Chair Dancing

November 26, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet others in the Merrifield community as you participate in low-impact seated exercise!

First Sunday in Advent

December 1, 2019
11:00 am

We will kick off Advent with the lighting of the hope candle.

Second Sunday in Advent

December 8, 2019
11:00 am

Peace candle lighting during worship. Peace be with you this Advent season.

Third Sunday of Advent

December 15, 2019
11:00 am

Join us for the lighting of the Joy candle as we prepare for Christ’s coming this Christmas season.

Church News

Welcome, Dr. Don!

We are happy to welcome our new pastor Dr. Don Ferris-McCann and his wife Dr. Lisa Ferris-McCann to our midst as we serve the Lord in our community and our world. We look forward to being in ministry together.

Ruth’s Farewell Letter

To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Annual Conference Livestream

The Virginia United Methodist Conference is taking place in Roanoke today through Saturday. The theme this year is Moving Forward in God’s Mission based on Matthew 28:18-20. Bruen Chapel’s Harry Elanko will be our lay delegate and our outgoing and incoming pastors will be there as well. Please pray for both lay and clergy delegates […]

Trinity Sunday

It was great to have Rosemary Welch with us today to preach on the trinity, one of the more complex and mysterious aspects of the Christian faith. What does “God in three persons, blessed trinity” mean to you and your faith? How do you understand this? Here is a meditation by the Rev. Dr. Safiyah […]

Ruth’s Pentecost/Korean BBQ Send Off

Thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday to send Pastor Ruth Burgess off to retirement in style. It was a great time to celebrate the birth of the church and the retirement of a faithful servant of the Lord who we have been blessed to called pastor for 11 years. Check out the pictures […]