Winterville United Methodist Church

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Looking for a place to feel welcome? You found it! Winterville United Methodist Church is here for you. We are an active small-town church just minutes from the city of Athens, Georgia. It is a place where people can feel comfortable and has groups for people of all ages and all needs.

We do our best to make people feel welcome, and our warm atmosphere makes the Winterville United Methodist Church a place to which people enjoy coming. It is a place where people are loved, wanted and needed. We're all about relationships...with God and with people.

At Winterville United Methodist Church, you can find a place to call home. Though we aren't perfect, we serve a loving God who accepts us as we are and invites us to discover abundant life through Him. Come and be loved!


Friday, February 22, 2019

General Conference 2019 Update: North Georgia Edition

This is the first of the North Georgia Conference Daily Enewsletters from the 2019 Special General Conference of The United Methodist Church. North Georgia Conference communication staff are on site and will share daily reports from St. Louis. You are receiving this email because you subscribed to the General Conference Daily Update. If you know others who would like to subscribe, share with them this link:

General Conference to Begin With Prayer

Delegates, bishops, staff and observers from around the world will gather at the Dome at America’s Center, February 23-26, 2019, for the Special Session of The United Methodist General Conference. The General Conference is the only body that speaks officially for the 12.6 million-member church.

Saturday, February 23, has been designated as a day of prayer and preparation as a culmination of the Praying Our Way Forward initiative (see schedule here).

The Praying Our Way Forward team invites all churches to consider using the following prayer in Sunday Worship.

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - Congregational Prayer for The United Methodist Church
Gracious and loving God, who leads, teaches and guides, 
You who offer compassion, grace and mercy, be with us now.  
We passionately seek Your presence during challenging times and circumstances and we trust that you are moving in and around our lives.  
We, as one part of your Body, the Church, go into the days and weeks ahead seeking to discern Your deep desire for us as The United Methodist Church.  
Give us courage as we continue to live and respond to Your invitation to be Your hands, feet and voice.  
We ask for a fresh wind of Your Spirit and guidance for each of us as individuals, for the faithful congregations, and for this global community of United Methodists.  
We ask for Your wisdom and presence for those among us who have been called to serve as delegates as the Special Session of General Conference gathers today.  
Grant them clarity and a discerning spirit as they seek to listen for You in their midst.  
Reveal to them Your deep desire for our future as a church.  
Give them and us the faith to lay aside our personal wants and needs so that we can be truly present to You, sit with You in reverence and awe, and listen deeply for the still small voice that woos us, comforts us, and invites us to that place where we can live fully and wholly into the Kingdom life that You desire for us.  
We lay all this before You as the deep desire of our hearts and minds in the name of Jesus, the Christ.  Amen


Following General Conference

There are multiple ways you can follow General Conference from home. 

  • Live Stream: The event will be streamed by United Methodist Communications in its entirety -- beginning with worship on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9:00 a.m. and adjourning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26. Watch the Live Stream at
  • Daily Newsletter: North Georgia Conference will send a Daily e-Newsletter during General Conference. Be sure to subscribe
  • Webpage: News and updates are posted regularly at
  • General Conference Website:

Saturday's Schedule

(Note: All times are CST)
February 23
9:00 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. Day of Prayer and Preparation 


WUMC Rev. John Merk “Come and Celebrate” 3-24-19

WUMC Chancel Choir "The Garden Path" 3-17-2019

 One Great Hour of Sharing







Community Organizations

American Legion meets 4th Tuesday each month in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m.


Girl Scout Night.  Meet on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 6:00-7:15 pm.

All girls in grades K through 8th are invited. They meet each week in the Friendship Room.

Troop leaders can be reached at (706) 540-1820 for Jessica and at (706) 436-5798 for Lauren.