Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church • 425 W Main St., Covington, VA 24446 • 540.962.3911

Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church
425 W Main St., Covington, VA 24446 • 540.962.3911

What To Expect

Visitors are always welcome in worship, and there is a staffed nursery available.
You will find that the people are friendly and there are plenty of opportunities for you to fit right in.

Reverend Russel Urban - Pastor

LEADERSHIP

The ministry of all Christians consists of service for the mission of God in the world.  The mission of God is best expressed in the prayer that Jesus taught his first disciples: “Thy kingdom come; thy will be done, on earth as in heaven.”   All Christians, therefore, are to live in active faithful service of God and their neighbor, seeking to extend God’s universal love, justice, and peace to all people.

BELIEFS

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

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BELIEFS

As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. To fulfill this obligation, we reflect critically on our biblical and theological inheritance, striving to express faithfully the witness we make in our own time.

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OUR HISTORY

Spanning over two hundred years, Methodists have worshipped in Covington, Virginia, and the Alleghany highlands, and Granbery Memorial United Methodist Church traces its roots back to those early Methodists. In 1770, the first meeting house for the Methodist congregation in Covington was built.  The congregation was served by traveling ministers until 1810 when Joseph Pinnell was appointed to serve as the first permanently located Methodist minister.