Special Events and Services

Written by Craig English on May 16, 2012


Each Halloween we host a “Trunk of Treat”. It is typically a night to decorate the car and go trick or treating from car to car instead of door to door. The kids love it and it’s a fun way to see all our friends in one place and have treat times of community fun.

This year we especially collaborated with The Woman’s Club and collected everyone’s extra and leftover candy
to be sent to our deployed troops.






Another community activity sponsored by WGUMC is a “Blessing of the Backpacks”.


This is an outdoor service followed by outdoor activities, face paintings and fun games to offer encouragement to the excited and comfort to the anxious. We also donate backpacks filled with supplies to local schools.


Special Services

Special worship services at Washington Grove include: Thanksgiving Service and Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas plays and pageants; Lenten meals and Ash Wednesday and Maundy Thursday services, and an Easter sunrise service in the field on Ridge Road in Washington Grove.





Your Special Event—Weddings at Washington Grove United Methodist Church:

We in the church love to help plan both weddings, and long and happy marriages.  For this reason we provide a minimum of 5 premarital counseling sessions for every wedding at which our pastor officiate.

As a Christian church, we hold the covenant of marriage to be a sacred covenant reflecting Christ’s covenant with the Church.  We delight in helping you to develop a meaningful wedding service centered on God and inviting God’s blessing.

The costs associated with wedding services are:

Member fees:  No fees are charged to Members of WGUMC for wedding services.   Church members contribute to church expenses through the giving of weekly tithes and offerings.

Non-member fees:

Church fee, paid to Washington Grove UMC for all weddings: $250

Pastor’s counseling fee, for a minimum of five counseling sessions: $250

Fellowship Hall use: $75 per hour

Custodial fee: $100

Wedding Bulletin if prepared by WGUMC: $75 per 100 bulletins, Pd to WGUMC

Other Important Information:

No alcohol is permitted in our Fellowship Hall or elsewhere on church premises

Flash photography is permitted as the bride processes in, and as the couple returns down the aisle, as well as before and after the service.  Non-flash photography is permitted during the wedding service.

The couple is responsible for providing a wedding pianist or other musicians as desired. Pastor Young can provide a list of recommended pianists.