PO Box 36 Mount Vernon, VA 22121 admin@washingtonfarmumc.org 703.780.4696


WFUMC INFO March 25, 2021

Please check for * before the new items below.

*Holy Week Schedule:

*March 27   Stop by the Friendship Patio to pick up palm branches for Palm Sunday

March 28     Palm Sunday         10 AM Online

April 1        Holy Thursday      7 PM Online

April 2        Good Friday          12 Noon Online

*April 4        Easter Sunday       7:00 AM in-person and 10 AM Online (Bring your fresh flowers to place on our cross in front of the church).  Even if we cannot yet re-enter the church, we can certainly celebrate our Lord’s resurrection together by observing this joyful 30-year decoration tradition! 

Pastor Lewis is planning to hold a live, in-person, outdoor Sunrise Service in the area behind the Education Building for all who are interested.  Please email Nancy in the church office at admin@washingtonfarmumc.org in advance if you are interested in attending.

Reminder to all:

Reverend James A. Lewis

*Email: pastor@washingtonfarmumc.org; pastorjamesumc@gmail.com

Cell: 706-832-5345

Please keep Pastor Christina and her family in your thoughts and prayers as she and her doctors work together to cure her migraine headaches.

Live streaming links: For 10 AM Sunday Services




*Our regular 10 AM On-Line Service Palm Sunday Service will be this Sunday, March 28.  On Saturday, March 27, we will have Palm Branches on the Friendship Patio for you to pick up so you can celebrate with us during our on-line Sunday Service.   

Washington Farm UMC is currently recruiting for a Part-Time Office Administrator.  Qualified applicants must have excellent organizational skills and a good working knowledge of Microsoft programs, social media platforms, and church software, or a demonstrated ability to learn at a rapid pace.  To apply, please send your resume to the attention of Pamela Wolski at WFUMC, PO Box 36, Mt. Vernon, VA 22121 or Email to pastor@washingtonfarmumc.org.  The deadline to apply is April 2, 2021.


Thank you to all who signed up to provide food for the Hypothermia Shelter for February and March. I know it was a large undertaking to provide food for 50 people! Once again, WFUMC answered the call to assist our Route One Corridor neighbors.

*Outreach is initiating a new program in association with the monthly Rising Hope Food Collection.  In addition to inviting those who want to donate to drop off food at Sy’s home and at the Education Building, we will be hosting drop-offs in the North (gravel) parking lot across from the church on Friday the 26th through Monday the 29th from 11 am to 12 pm.  This will also give you all an  opportunity to see one another outside and to be more a part of the ministry.  You can still drop food donations off at the Education Building at any time during the month. Sy Berdux, the point person for this program, will get it to Rising Hope.  I would like members of the congregation who are able to help collect to come and volunteer to help Sy collect – at least 2 people at each drop.  We are going to pilot this for the month of March, then we can get a Signup going forward.  The Outreach Chair is Scharn Robinson.  Please email to her any questions at  outreach@washingtonfarmumc.org.


As part of the new “Basket” ministry with Rising Hope Mission Church, UMW is looking for a few good coffee mugs in which we’ll put beverage packets for 30 shut-in seniors.  The mugs don’t have to be brand new, just in good condition.  They can be any color or multi-colored; plain or with a design.  They can have words on them, but only uplifting words or words of faith – no company logos please.  Now through April, kindly drop off your mugs at the church office or call me and I would be happy to stop by your house for pickup.  Thanks so much! Beth Jones, UMW President

Rumor has it that Larry Dawes is again planting seeds for a plant sale in his driveway for to help out the UMW Scholarship Fund. They are missing their second major fundraiser, the Spring Yard Sale.  If your garden is overcrowded, please consider separating your plants, putting them in pots and bringing them to Larry’s Garden Center (aka his backyard) to be included in the plant sale in May.  The more the merrier. Be sure to label the pots so he knows what he’s selling. Standby.It will one weekend in May.


Requirements: Will be a full-time student in the Fall (preference given to high school seniors); Active Participant at WFUMC; 3.0 grade point average; Commitment to church, school and/or community within past two years.

Renewals: Full-time student; Active participant at WFUMC: 3.0 grade point average; Continued commitment to church, school and/or community within past year.

Apply at: https://forms.gle/XSaFm3DxDLL8H9Cw8

Questions?  Contact the Church Office, admin@washingtonfarmumc.org; 703-780-4694

*The next UMW Womens Outdoor Gathering will be held next Tuesday, March 30 at 10 AM, behind the Education building. Bring your mask and your chair. Don’t forget to fill out your Health Acknowledgement Form.

At this time, it is permissible to resume Small Group meetings with no more than 10 attendees inside. If the positivity rate goes back over 15%, we’ll have to return to meeting outside.

Children & Youth

K-5th grade is led by Mel Hinton and Eileen Fraedrich

6th-8th grade is led by Hannah Perkins and Shirley Watson

9th & 10th grade is led by Pam Wolski and Bryan Bourne

11th & 12th grade is led by Drew Barnes and Bob Enck

If you wish to enroll your child in Sunday School Zoom Classes Sunday at 11 AM, or if you would like to join the adult Sunday School class that also meets at 11 AM,contact education@washingtonfarmumc.org to register and for class zoom links.

Adult Sunday School – Sunday, at 11 am. Join Donna Julian and Steve Brown and journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. 

*Bible Study every Wednesday evening at 7 PM. Join Zoom Bible Study Meeting: Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 929 4623 2196
Passcode: tQPN87

Please contact Sam Barnes for your Zoom link or for more information!


*Financials and Attendance for February are attached.

GIVING – Our Washington Farm family is wonderfully generous and faithful. You make the important work of Christ happen in our community. To make a contribution, you can mail donations to WFUMC, PO Box 36, Mt. Vernon, VA, 22121-0036, or give online. If you have any questions about online giving, please call or email Bob Enck: 571-329-5940, enckfamily2010@yahoo.com

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