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Our Mission

We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Our Beliefs

Our core beliefs are consistent with the United Methodist beliefs contained in The United Methodist Book of Discipline. You can explore more by clicking here: What We Believe

We also believe that ALL people are created in the image of God and are of sacred worth. We are a welcoming and affirming church for ALL.

Our History

Two Churches Merge To Become One…

The Memorial Church sanctuary was gutted by fire on December 30, 1983, and the congregation began meeting in Whitten’s Park Avenue Chapel. In February 1985, Mr. Jeff Aultice, representing the Brookville congregation, and Mr. Richard Cunningham, representing the Memorial congregation, exchanged visits to explore the possibility of a merger. On March 24, 1985, simultaneous Charge Conferences were held by each congregation in which a resolution was approved to merge under the name of Heritage United Methodist Church and build a new church on property under option on Leesville Road.

The name Heritage was chosen to represent their combined histories which encompassed approximately 125 years. Under the leadership of the Reverend William R. Livermon, pastor of Memorial, and the Reverend Dr. L. Lawson Byrd, pastor of Brookville, the merger was accomplished and the new congregation began worship services at Brookville United Methodist Church.

The pastorate was shared until the Virginia Annual Conference of June, 1985 when the Reverend Thomas L. Joyce was appointed as pastor.

Both the Memorial and Brookville Churches were founded as neighborhood churches, serving the communities in which they were located. Under the abled and inspired leadership of Reverend Joyce, the new Heritage Church not only undertook the building of a new facility, but also continued this tradition by making a deep commitment to ministry in the community.

The first worship service was in August 1988

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