What to Expect

When you visit

A Message From our Pastor

Thank you for visiting us!

Washington Farm UMC is committed to building faith and families through a relationship with Jesus Christ and one another. At “the little green church on the corner”, we have a place for you, where you will experience the transforming love of God. We are a people who do not just worship, serve and learn together, we laugh, cry, and most importantly, grow, together. Through worship, service and learning, we find that by God’s grace we grow stronger. Come and join us as God grows a new thing on our little corner.

~Pastor Christina

In the times of

covid-19

We are a campus masked and locked down at the moment, but that does not mean we are not excited to have you here! We are loving one another six feet away. bringing our own lawn chairs, and pre-packing food but smiles, air hugs and words of love and encouragement are in abundance. 

We are encouraging everyone to spend short amounts of time on campus as bathrooms are available only for staff (and emergencies. 

In-person

Worship

Worship at Washington Farm is a blended style that includes both traditional and modern elements, with music playing a central role. We are a “come as you are comfortable” congregation so wear what you are most comfortable in on Sunday. For some worshippers that is jeans and t-shirts and others it is full “Sunday best”. We want to know you just as God loves you. 

Our Staff

  • Reverend Christina Hart-Perkins
  • 703.780.4696
  • pastor@washingtonfarmumc.org
  • Pastor Christina is in her 15th year of ministry. She did her undergraduate work at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa where she met her husband Nathan. She received her Master's of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in 2007 and was ordained in 2012. She also has a Master's of Strategic Communications from American University. She and Nathan have five daughters, the oldest of which is off to Washington College. In addition to her love of all things Wesleyan, Pastor Christina plays flute, crochets and reads. She and Nathan also love to travel.
  • Administrative Assistant: Nancy Lichtenfels
  • 703.780.4696
  • admin@washingtonfarmumc.org
  • Nursery Worker: Berta Mendoza
  • Kitchen Coordinator: Mary Rowheder

A week ago, our global United Methodist Church chose to pass changes to our Book of Discipline.While we recognize that United Methodists are not of one heart and mind on this matter, including those in our own congregation, we feel it is important to fully embrace the gifts and lives of our LGBTQIA members and friends. We regret the decision of our denomination, especially the pain that is causing among our LGBTQIA siblings, their families and friends. We continue to pray for unity and while we are waiting for the outcome of the Judicial Council to rule on the decisions of General Conference, we want to stress that our ministry remains unchanged, our commitment to serve remains unchanged and most of all, our commitment to love one another as Christ loves us, remains unchanged. 

We are a church family committed to proclaiming  God’s love and grace are for ALL and will continue to welcome everyone as we have always done. We hope that you will remain committed with us to the important work of Christ, even during this time of difficulty in the denomination. 

If you would like more information on the decisions made at General Conference, helpful information can be found: 

VAUMC General Conference 2019 Special Session Coverage

UMC 2019 Special Session of the General Conference Archives

What’s Next General Conference by Rev. Tom Berlin (web cast) 

A WAY BACKWARDS: WINNING THE BATTLE, LOSING THE CHURCH by Adam Hamilton