Who We Are

"We exist to reach, nourish and serve the community so all may experience healing and new life through Jesus Christ."

St. Thomas United Methodist Church is a dynamic and growing church that strives to reach, nourish and serve the community. We recognize Jesus Christ as the source of our salvation and strive to spread the good news throughout the greater Manassas and Prince William area so that all may experience healing and new life.  We believe there is so much more to this life!

To that end, we offer a variety of programs, outreach projects, and mission opportunities for members, neighbors, and guests alike. As with all United Methodist Churches, we have an open communion table, meaning we welcome all those who believe in Jesus to take part. Communion is offered during worship on the the first Sunday of the month at both services and every Sunday at the 11 AM service.

We offer traditional worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00 AM as well as a contemporary service at 11:00 AM.  We encourage you to come visit us for Church on Sundays or stop by and enjoy dinner on Tuesday evenings beginning at 5:00 PM at our Manassas campus (8899 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA).

If you'd like to know more about us and the many ways to get involved, please call the church office at (703) 368-5161 or feel free to explore our website.

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Mission, Values, & Priorities

 

St. Thomas is a dynamic and vital church situated in the heart of Prince William County with a desire to reach its community in relevant ways that help people live their life for Christ. Below please find our mission, values, and strategic priorities. We invite you to be a part of what God is doing through the people of St. Thomas!

OUR MISSION

We exist to reach, nourish and serve the community so all may experience healing and new life through Jesus Christ.

OUR CORE VALUES

At St. Thomas UMC, we are…

BIBLICALLY GROUNDED

We are rooted in Scripture.

  • Colossians 2:5-7

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

 

RELATIONAL

Our connection with God and each other guides everything. We pursue loving relationships with one another. We believe life change happens in community.  We need each other to grow and become more like Christ.

  • Hebrews 10:24-25

 

MISSION-MINDED

We care deeply about each other and our community.

  • Matthew 28:19-20

 

FAITHFUL

We are committed to living Christ’s example.

  • Ephesians 5:1-2

 

JOYFUL

We live above our circumstances as we trust in the strength of the Lord.

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16

 

Our 2020 - 2022 Strategic Priorities

  • Worship

  • Christian Formation

  • Outreach and Mission

  • Administration and Infrastructure

  • Building and Grounds

 

To learn more about how each strategic priority will be carried out, please feel free to explore the full Strategic Plan that was developed by the church's leadership throughout 2019.

Our Story

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Manassas St. Thomas United Methodist Church was established in June 1990 when Manassas UMC and St. Thomas UMC were merged. Manassas UMC was founded in 1867, but its present site was built in 1963. Although the church was on five acres of prime property on Sudley Road, it was not experiencing growth. St. Thomas, however, had outgrown its existing facilities in Westgate which was also built in 1963. Even though an education wing and a classroom annex had been added, with their continued growth, more classroom space was needed...

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