Prayer Ministry

"I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me, freeing me from all my fears. Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. I cried out to the LORD

in my suffering, and he heard me. He set me free from all my fears. For the angel of the LORD guards all who fear him, and he rescues them."~ Psalm 34:4-7

Our Prayer Ministry began several years ago, and WHUMC is dedicated to becoming a prayer-saturated church.

As part of the outreach to the Church, the Prayer Ministry collects and distributes shared prayer requests to prayer teams in the Church. The Ministry also maintains a short list of confidential requests, known to just a few people who pray and are committed to keeping the confidence. Some persons on the teams pray at home, others meet on a weekly or monthly schedule to pray as a group.

The Prayer Ministry also prays for every person in our Church (a few each week), and a card is sent to each family during that family’s week of prayer. 

A series of booklets about handling grief is given to members who have experienced a death in the family.  Other activities include planning prayer vigils and celebrations during Lent, Easter, and National Day of Prayer.

We are a prayer-driven Church praying for our Church, our Community and our World.

For more information please contact Carolyn Fisher at 540-772-0984 or the Church Office at 540-774-4730.

Shepherd and Nurture Ministry

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,

you did for me’.” ~ Matthew 25:40

This important ministry of WHUMC is made up of caring shepherds who reach out to every member of our Church family. We are all about connecting, encouraging, faith-sharing, fellowship, and nurturing for all at WHUMC. Jesus is our example.

Each family is assigned a shepherd who makes contact on a regular basis. We make regular visits to those who are unable to attend Church. We support each member of our Church family in times of need and surround them with Christian love.

For more information please contact Phyllis Butts at 540-774-8062, Joan Wheeler at 540-774-8585 or the Church Office at 540-774-4730.

Softball & Bowling

In the Spring of 2019, we decided to form a softball team with 25 members of our church participating.  This ministry allowed us to gather outside of church and have fun playing softball in the City of Salem Church Co-Ed League.  We hope to begin a Bowling League in Fall of 2019 to strengthen these relationships.


Yarns of Love


Join us in the Parlor every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 10 a.m. 

As we grow the ministry

Of making Prayer Shawls and Lap Robes

For our WH Family and Others

We will share patterns and help each other learn new skills.  Bring your needles, hooks and yarn - plan to work and visit.

For more information please contact Carolyn Fisher or the Church Office at 540-774-4730.