Welcome to
Bethany United Methodist Church
a Christ-centered Church, serving Loudoun County.

Sunday Worship Services
  • 9:00am Casual Service
  • 10:00am  Adult & Children's Sunday School
  • 11:00am Traditional Service (Children's Church provided)
  • 5:30pm Intercessory Prayer

Michael D. Finn-McKenzie and Wife, Elffie Finn-McKenzie

Pastor: Michael D. Finn-McKenzie

Pastor Mike has called Purcellville his home since 2012. All of his his 35+ years of ministry have been in Virginia; mostly in the central and southwest regions.  Bethany UMC is his first opportunity serve in Northern Virginia with its unique challenges and experiences

Pastor Mike is a graduate of Roanoke College, Salem Va and Wesley Theological Seminary at American University in Washington, DC.  He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and raised in Roanoke, Virginia.

Pastor Mike is married to Elfie, who is the pastor of the Lovettsville United Methodist Charge. Mike and Elfie are the parents of two daughters, Bethany and Kristin.  Bethany works in Winchester and Kristin and her husband, Patrick live and work near Harrisonburg VA.  The remaining members of the family include 2 dogs:  Chloe (Bichon Frise), Daisy (Beagle) and a cat, Emma Lou (tabby).

Pastor Mike enjoys music and singing, good cups of coffee, bike riding around Purcellville, sharing stories and inviting others to worship on Sunday mornings.


    Sunday Morning Snow and Ice Policy

    The following is Pastor Mike's policy based on facts and experience.

    1. He plans to lead worship every Sunday morning and will walk if weather permits. 
    2. However, if you believe it too dangerous for you to get out of your warm home and drive or walk to the church, then stay home and safe – he will, and will pray you will too.  If experience teaches us anything, it is that there will be another Sunday following the weather event in which we can gather in sacrificial service of worship solely to God who has graced us with common sense and life abundant.
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    Bethany Preschool

    Registration is now open

    Spaces are limited

    Enroll Now!



  • Youth Group


    The Bethany Youth Group are collecting paper products, travel sized toiletries, and microwavable meals for our monthly trip to Winchester for Teens Opposing Poverty. 

    As always, we thank our generous family at Bethany for all of your support of our youth group program. We have been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity in helping to keep our program running.

    Thank you so very much,
    Debbie and Lesley

  • 2015 Offering Envelopes

    are available in the
    rear of the sanctuary for pick-up.

    Your 2015 box of envelopes is now available! They are located at the back of the sanctuary. PLEASE get yours.

    Feel free to take other family members, friends or neighbors theirs as postage is very expensive! If you have any questions, concerns or wish a box of 2015 envelopes, please contact Scott Whittemore (540-751-0670).

    THANK YOU for using the envelopes as it is a BIG HELP to the counters and financial secretary


    Homework Club

    The Homework Club


    Time: 5:00 – 6:00pm

    WITH DINNER for the kids from 6:00-6:30pm

    We would like to provide MILK and EGGS
    for the children to take home
    on 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
    and CLOTHING closet for the children
    on the 3rd Wednesday of the month


    Contact : Margie Hernandez


    10:00 AM


    For More Information,
    click on the following links:





    Starting on Wednesday ,
    September 10th, 2014
    from 10:30 am – 11:45 am

    Every week before we start our study we chat, share a cup of coffee, tea or water. We share our prayer concerns for the week and send out cards to our neighbors. Together we PRAY for those on our list and for guidance to have an open heart and an open mind to the scripture. We are a loving and diverse group of ladies, each of us on a faith journey.

    PLEASE join us as we come together
    to learn and to share in the love of Christ.

    Home of Margie Hernandez
    429 Crosman Court, Purcellville

    For more information
    please contact Margie Hernandez at



    ¿Estas interesado en aprender inglés?

    ! Este verano tendremos clases de inglés! 

    MIERCOLES de 7 pm – 8pm 

    JUEVES de 10 am hasta las 12 de la tarde 

    Si necesita cuidado de niños por favor de

    llamar a la iglesia 540-338-7648 

    También ayudamos a los estudiantes de

    High School con clases de inglés.