Where to Find Info

In addition to here on the website, Herndon UMC tries to communicate through multiple media and platforms to help keep everyone up to date on what is going on.  You can find the latest information in weekly emails, announcements in the worship bulletins, Facebook posts, monthly newsletters (sent electronically), as well as on the electronic bulletin boards and the connection corners in the church building.  Calendar information is available here on the website, in the worship bulletins and posted around the church.

The square kiosk near the Fellowship Hall also has some community information.

On Facebook there is a Herndon UMC page and a number of both open and closed Herndon UMC groups.  The groups include Herndon UMC Community (which allows outside events to be shared with our church family), Missions, Youth, KIDS, United Methodist Women, etc. 

Welcome!  We hope you will spend time with us in worship, in fellowship, playing music or basketball, or in a study or small group.  However you spend time with us, we hope it is an experience that engages your heart, mind, soul, and imagination.  You can learn more about the opportunities here on the website or by asking around at Herndon UMC.  Before and after worship services are great times to ask questions.  If members don't know the answers, they probably can introduce you to someone who will.

Herndon UMC has a wonderful building that provides an inviting place for people to gather. You will see people from throughout the community (who may be alumni from HUMC Preschool) coming through our doors again and again for Vacation Bible School, UPWARD Basketball, musical concerts and GIFT Dinners. We seek to strengthen our relationships with God, with our community, and with each other.  We welcome everyone, and hope that you find a sense of belonging here.

Herndon UMC also has a long legacy of involvement in our community. You will meet members of our church family in the schools, serving as Scout leaders, coaching local sports, and on the bike trails. You will find them volunteering at The Closet and with LINK, and rebuilding homes through our Ezra Project. You will also find our members reaching out and making connections abroad in places like North Carolina, Haiti, and Costa Rica. There are so many opportunities, we hope that you find a connection that helps you find a deepening sense of meaning, purpose, and identity.

We know that your time is precious, and you have a lot of choices in how to spend your time. We are here to support one another and you. We are committed to offering groups and lessons to coach and equip for modern day-to-day life. 

If you would like to make Herndon UMC your church home, please talk with the pastor.  He can make arrangements to receive you into full membership by profession of faith or by membership transfer.  If you would like to retain membership in your home church, he can arrange to receive you as a Associate or Affiliate member.

We are so glad you are here! 

Have you ever wished that Herndon UMC had a t-shirt to wear when we were out in the community together or working on a big project together? 

In preparation for the upcoming tailgate for our Fall kickoff and Herndon HS's first home football game, we have ordered 100 shirts of various sizes.  They are for sale for just $10 per shirt.  The shirts are in and you can pick up one just in time for the tailgate.

If you really want a size or style that we don't have, complete the form linked here and we will order them when we have enough to place the order.


GIFT stands for "Growing in Fellowship Together", and GIFT Dinners are an opportunity for our community to come together in Fellowship for dinner and to support a great cause.  The causes are always local.  It could be a church mission or ministry, Boy or Girl Scouts, a Herndon HS team trying to raise needed funds, or for a cause like Best Buddies or the American Cancer Society.

Suggested donations are $5 per person or $15 per family, but more is always welcome.

We hope you can join us for dinner on Wednesdays at 6 pm starting September 11. 


Herndon UMC offers many opportunities for the Church family and our community to gather together.  Learn more here about some of the more general opportunities listed here, but don't forget to check under Featured News for events sponsored by specific groups or ministries.


GIFT Dinners


September through May, everyone is invited for dinner on Wednesday.  GIFT stands for "Growing In Fellowship Together", and these dinners are a gift to Herndon UMC and to the community.  They allow an easy meal for families with kids in choir, with students needing tutoring, or just those wanting a little break.  They allow time for fellowship with our friends and neighbors and, they allow ministries in the church and other community organizations to raise much needed funds.  Occasionally, you may even catch a performance by a puppet troupe or a HHS musical group.  Come support a great cause and bon appetite!

If your mission, ministry, or organization is interested in sponsoring a dinner, please contact the Office Manager about available dates and times.  Her contact information is at the right, or bottom if you are mobile.  Menus are to be submitted at least two weeks before your scheduled date.  A GIFT Dinner and Kitchen Use Booklet is available which contains details, hints, and suggestions for using the HUMC kitchen.



Join us for Harvest Fest 2014 on Saturday, November 1, from 9 am – 1 pm in the Hendon UMC Fellowship Hall (gym) area!  Everyone is invited.  The Harvest Fest gathers groups and mission teams from within Herndon UMC to provide specialized events, food and information for all those who visit the festival. The proceeds from any sales go back to the church missions and our community. 

The line up so far for this year is made up of the following groups:

  • United Methodist Men (UMM) offering wonderful Brunswick Stew, sold by the quart.
  • United Methodist Women (UMW) offering a traditional Bake Sale!
  • Herndon UMC's Scholarship Team taking orders for Thanksgiving Pies from Mom’s Bakery.  Yum!
  • Neighbors In Need Team offering “House Pins”.
  • Rebuilding Mission Ministry (RMM) coordinating a HUGE Yard Sale,
  • Living Waters for the World (LWW) offering Haitian Metal Art.
  • UMW Circle McGuire/Greear offering Vintage Jewelry.
  • UMW Circle Naomi Ruth offering gently used Purses, Scarves, and Totes.
  • Endowment Ministry offering Craley Craft’s.
  • HUMC Youth Group offering breakfast items during the Fest!
  • and a Silent Auction, too…shhhhh.... 

If your Herndon UMC group would like to join the fun and further our HUMC missions as a vendor this year, please contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Between now and Harvest information on select mission groups will be featured in the weekly Friday email and here on the website.

HUMC believes in caring for the body as well as the spirit.  Wellness classes are often initiated by members.  Past classes and seminars have included Yoga (beginner and intermediate), Financial Peace University, and ScreamFree Parenting.  Check here and under Featured News for current and ongoing class and seminar offerings.



HUMC has a Women's Cancer Support Group. There have also been classes on grief and a support group. Look here for more information on existing and upcoming support groups.