OUR NEW YOUNG ADULT FAITH COMMUNITY-Rise
The Harrisonburg District of The United Methodist Church is made up of 82 churches, which come in all sizes and descriptions. You may access the individual churches by clicking on the county where the church is located. You will be able to see pictures of the individual churches and receive information about addresses and directions, pastors, and worship services.
As an entity, the Harrisonburg District is fairly young, created in 1972 from the northern part of the Staunton District and the southern part of the Winchester District. The following persons have served as Harrisonburg District Superintendent:
|Eugene R. Wooldridge, Jr.||1972-78|
|Samuel E. Nesmith||1978-84|
|Alfred L. Eastman||1984-86|
|L. Carl Whitten||1986-91|
|Barbara B. Barrow||1991-96|
|Susan S. Garrett||1996-03|
|C. Edward Pruitt||2003-10|
|E. Thomas Herndon, Jr.||2010-|
We are proud to be a district with deep roots in both predecessor churches of The United Methodist Church – the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church.
Our district is rich in Virginia history and full of natural beauty, in the geographic center of theShenandoah Valley. It is bounded on the north by Strasburg, with a southern boundary just south of Verona; to the west it is bounded by the Appalachians and West Virginia, to the east by the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge. Civil War battlefields, notable caverns, old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), museums and universities, major agriculture and the Shenandoah River all are a part our district’s riches. Visit the Shenandoah Valley online at http://www.shenandoah.org for more information about our area.
MESSAGE FROM OUR DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
As District Superintendent since 2010, I welcome you to the Harrisonburg District Web Page. I hope that you will soon be able to visit one of our churches in person–and that you will experience Christ through the mission and ministry of the churches of our district. We are grateful that you are interested in our district and that you have visited us on the web!
See you in the Valley!