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Pastor John Patterson

John Patterson

Since 1997, John Patterson has been the Senior Pastor here in Gainesville. If you have a question for Pastor John, email him at

I'm glad that your interest in Gainesville Church has brought you to our website. I hope you can find the answers to most of your questions here; however, we're more about personal contact. So please feel free to let us know if there's anything we can do to answer questions or help you find what you need. See you on Sunday!

- John

What, Where & When

Gainesville UMC

Welcome to Gainesville United Methodist Church, (affectionately known as GUM Church) where children are seen and heard. We are glad you chose to join us today. This site is our home on the web, and you are welcome to spend as much time here as you like. We keep our information and calendar as current as we can! Please contact our church office with any questions you may have about our congregation and events.

Please join us for our Maundy Thursday Service on April 17th, 2014 as we remember Jesus' Last Supper with his discples & for our Good Friday Service on April 18th, 2014 when we join our Saviour at the foot of the cross. 
Both services will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Regular Sunday Services Times:
8:15 a.m. - Early Service
9:30 a.m. - Contemporary Service
11:00 a.m. - Traditional Service

Sunday School:

We now have Sunday School for children 3 years of age - Adults Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and for children 3 years of age - 5th grade at 11:00 a.m.


Interpretation for the deaf is available at the 9:30 a.m. service upon request. Please contact our church office at with the date(s) you will be attending.

Breaking News

~ Are you looking for a way to care for the soul this Lenten season?  Check out Drew's blog for an approximate 10 minute study each day. 

Upcoming 2014 Events

  • April 13: Palm Sunday
  • April 17: Maundy (Holy) Thursday Service
  • April 18: Good Friday Tenebrae Service
  • April 20: Easter Sunday


~ Church with the Sign - To many in our community GUM Church is known as the church with the sign! Do you have a witty suggestion for our sign? Email it to -- yours might be next!


Thanks to everyone who made the auction a success!  Check out all the businesses and individuals who donated items to make this a great evening for all!

~ Shop Online and Support our Church - Support our church for FREE by shopping online this Christmas season! Register for the church’s new fundraising program at and search for Gainesville, VA as your church. A percentage of your purchases made through partner stores, including most popular retail stores and, will be donated to our church. Click here for detailed instructions on how to sign up.

~ If you have a Pastoral Care need, please contact the church office at 703-754-4511.

~ Stay Connected! - Want to see what is going on at GUMC? Click on the Events tab at the top of the page and then choose, Church Calendar or click on the word announcements at the top of our home page! It's all there!


Church Office Hours
9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

9:30 am - 2:30 p.m.

13710 Milestone Ct.,
Gainesville, VA. 20155


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