From comfort zones to a new sense of excitement, Woodstock UMC and City On A Hill UMC boldly chose to merge in June of 2019 and began to enhance the downtown Woodstock UMC campus. In merging we believe we are not only better together, but better able to serve the needs of those living in the greater Woodstock area. God is doing something new as these two loving, devoted, and valuable congregations become one.
With nearly 150 years combined in mission and ministry, these two faith communities are eager to see what God will do in this next chapter as we strive to make an even greater impact both in Woodstock and across the world. Often throughout history, God gives people a new name in renewing his promises and their purpose. We believe God is doing that now with this emerging faith community. In a show of unity and desire to embrace our shared mission and purpose we are now taking on the new name of The Way, a United Methodist Church.
Inspired by Jesus being the Way, the Truth, and the Life and the early followers of Christ being known as followers of the Way, with this new name we carry forward the rich heritage of Woodstock UMC established in 1888 as well as the vibrant passion of City On A Hill, which was planted in 2006. We invite you to join us in worship Sundays for contemporary worship at 9:30 a.m. or traditional worship at 11:00 a.m. on the historic Woodstock UMC campus or online here.