You are Welcome at Herndon UMC!
The building may be closed, but the community is active.

God’s Love is Real.
God’s Love is Active.
God’s Love is for Everyone.

See what’s happening in the Herndon UMC community.

 

Worship from Home — Sundays at 10 am

Learn more about worship at Herndon UMC.
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Herndon UMC’s mission is to serve and share God’s Love in community.

Be a Neighbor

These are unprecedented times but they offer us many opportunities to serve and share God’s Love with our neighbors.  If you are looking for ways to offer assistance, there are opportunities here (to the right on desktop or below on mobile) and more opportunities listed on our Serve page.  If you have another idea or need some help choosing, please contact a staff member.

Neighbor Hotline

If you are at greater risk in our community and have a need like picking up medications or groceries, mowing the lawn, or if you would just like someone to talk to, please call or text:

571-306-0540

Angel Tree 2020

LINK, Inc supports families in our community with food support year-round, but near the holidays, they also offer other resources to brighten the season for local families including an annual toy distribution.  In years past, Herndon UMC has been the location for the...

Hypothermia Dinners

During the winter months of December through March, unsheltered homeless adults living around our community have a place to seek shelter from the cold weather. Cornerstones partners with Fairfax County to operate the North County Hypothermia Prevention Program (NCHP),...

The Closet’s Annual Everything Christmas Sale — October 26-31

The sale will be held Monday-Friday, October 26-30 from 11 am to 4 pm and Saturday, October 31 from 9 am to 2 pm. To support social distancing, The Closet’s annual Everything Christmas Sale will be held in a large tent on the parking lot of First Baptist Church (at...

LINK, Inc.

LINK, Inc. exists to provide emergency food and financial assistance to qualified people in need. Herndon UMC helps support LINK by serving as a donation drop off point (year-round) and by supporting an on-site LINK food pantry. Herndon UMC also hosts the Christmas...

The Closet of Greater Herndon

The Closet of Greater Herndon is a wonderful place to shop. It supports the needs of community members, and it passes the profits back to the community. Learn more about how to support this organization.

Halloween Car-nival — October 31

Fun Drive-Thru Games -- October 31, 3-6 pm Let's celebrate Halloween in a whole new way this year!  This drive thru event is FREE and open to the community.  KIDS are encouraged to come in costume! ...

Election Eve Communion Service — November 2

UPDATE: Drive Thru Communion. Saturday 3-5 pm and In-person Communion, Sunday at 1 pm

Grief & Loss (Online) Workshop — November 4

Join Pastor Flor for a four week study on the Arbinger Institute book The Anatomy of Peace.

The Upstanders Movie Event

An Opportunity to be a Community Empowered for Change November 15 from 5:30-7 pm For the first time in history, 25 year-olds and under are the loneliest cohort of people. How is this possible when...

Digital Christmas Pageant

A pandemic can't stop us from sharing the Good News of Christmas! This year, HUMC KIDS (age 3 through 6th grade) are going to perform a digital Christmas Pageant.  KIDS 3rd-6th grade are eligible to...

UPWARD Season Postponed

Herndon UMC is grateful for our Upward families and their continued dedication to the Upward program. This ministry has touched thousands of lives over the last 13 years and we are so excited to see...

Youth Bible Study

All those in grades 7 through 12 are invited to Youth Bible study. It is an opportunity to dive deep into scripture and God’s word together. We come together to challenge our faith and encourage one...

KIDS FUSION — Videos and Zoom!

Herndon UMC is ready to embark into this year with your kiddos!  We want to make this Fall as easy as possible, providing flexible options your kiddos (and you) to connect, play, and pray together. ...

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Staying Connected

We need to connect with others.  Here are some of the ways that you can stay connected and share God’s love in community.

Be in Prayer

Through life, good times and bad, we are called to be a people of prayer. Please be in prayer this season.  We would be glad to pray with you.  Learn more about sharing prayers with the Herndon UMC community on our Pray Together page.

Be a Neighbor

There are many ways that you can help Be a Neighbor and serve those in need.  Learn more by scrolling through the options above or by visiting our volunteer page.

Worship from Home (Online)

Herndon UMC is offering worship online on Sundays at 10 am.  Services are offered here on the website, on YouTube, and on the Herndon UMC Facebook page.  Learn more about worship and the resources being developed to support it here.

After worship on Sunday sign into Zoom for Sunday Fellowship.  Break into random small groups around 11 am to visit for a short while and talk about the message, or whatever.  The link is always bit.ly/SundayFellowship.

Attend Group Gatherings (Online)

We have Bible studies, small groups, and meetings happening over Zoom.  To get links for upcoming studies and small groups, visit the detailed church calendar.  To learn more about Zoom, visit bit.ly/helponzoom or contact a staff member.

If you’d like to schedule a Zoom meeting for your group, please e-mail Jen Score at office@herndonumc.org

Know the Plan for Reopening

We are currently in the Pre-Opening Phase.  (Here is the Herndon UMC Phased Reopening Plan as of July 30, 2020.  There is also a video explanation of what you will find in the document on YouTube.)

What you should remember in this phase:

  • The building and grounds are closed to public gatherings.
  • Authorized personnel entering the building must report visits (e.g. when, where, how long, etc.) to Jen Score, office@herndonumc.org.
  • Masks are required inside the church building.

Connect on Social Media

Information is shared via Facebook and Instagram (click on the icons below to connect).

About three days a week, you can find a message from Pastor Jonathan live on Facebook with “JP@3” at 3 pm.  These messages are also saved on Facebook, if you want to catch one later. 

HUMC KIDS have also been posting a number of resources on the KIDS Facebook group, getting together over Zoom, and using Messenger Kids!  Check under Children’s Ministries for more details.

Sign up for the e-News

If you are not signed up already, sign up today for Herndon UMC’s e-News.  You will get Community Updates from Pastor Jonathan and weekly updates on activities via the Friday e-News.  Just go to bit.ly/HerndonEmails.

Ask if You Need Help

Call or text needs to the Neighbor Hotline. (571-306-0540) There are volunteers ready to help.

If you need help with technology or getting connected, contact any staff member.

If you need prayer or specific kinds of pastoral support, please contact Pastor Jonathan by e-mail (jonathan@herndonumc.org) or text (757-748-4785)

Watch JP@3 on Facebook.

Join Pastor Jonathan live on Facebook,
Monday through Wednesday at 3 pm.

Daily Prayer and Scripture

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Friday, October 30

As we continue in the Book of Malachi (chapter 3), Jonathan challenged us to think about how much we trust God? Do we bring the whole of ourselves as an offering, expecting God to “open all the windows of heaven”, or do we withhold expecting that we still need to “prepare for the storm”? Let’s read, ponder, and pray on that this week. Devotions are also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Thursday, October 29

As we continue in the Book of Malachi (chapter 3), Jonathan challenged us to think about how much we trust God? Do we bring the whole of ourselves as an offering, expecting God to “open all the windows of heaven”, or do we withhold expecting that we still need to “prepare for the storm”? Let’s read, ponder, and pray on that this week. Devotions are also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Wednesday, October 28

As we continue in the Book of Malachi (chapter 3), Jonathan challenged us to think about how much we trust God? Do we bring the whole of ourselves as an offering, expecting God to “open all the windows of heaven”, or do we withhold expecting that we still need to “prepare for the storm”? Let’s read, ponder, and pray on that this week. Devotions are also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Tuesday, October 27

As we continue in the Book of Malachi (chapter 3), Jonathan challenged us to think about how much we trust God? Do we bring the whole of ourselves as an offering, expecting God to “open all the windows of heaven”, or do we withhold expecting that we still need to “prepare for the storm”? Let’s read, ponder, and pray on that this week. Devotions are also available on Facebook and Instagram.

Read. Ponder. Pray. — Monday, October 26

As we continue in the Book of Malachi (chapter 3), Jonathan challenged us to think about how much we trust God? Do we bring the whole of ourselves as an offering, expecting God to “open all the windows of heaven”, or do we withhold expecting that we still need to “prepare for the storm”? Let’s read, ponder, and pray on that this week. Devotions are also available on Facebook and Instagram.