Who We Are

Messiah is an active community committed to sharing the contagious joy of following Jesus Christ. From our church in the woods in Springfield, Virginia, we strive to serve God, while feeling his grace and love, by serving others.

At Messiah, traditional worship with a contemporary feel helps mark, inspire and renew the rhythm of life. A blend of thought-provoking messages and moving music energizes our worship services.


Choose from Sunday morning services at 8:15, 9:30, and 11 am. Or join us for a Tuesday evening Prayer Service at 7:30 pm and for Wednesday night dinners.


Further opportunities to nurture and care for one another emerge from the fellowship and small groups, where we plan for mission and discipleship, and, most importantly, to worship and praise God. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a long-time member, single, married, single again, with or without children, you can find ample ways to serve and be served at Messiah.

We show our love for children at Messiah through our vital Sunday School for ages 2 and up during the 9:30 and 11 am Sunday services. Additionally, our Child Enrichment Program provides an excellent preschool for ages 17 months to 4 years. Children also enjoy wonderful events such as Noah’s Ark Camp and Vacation Bible School every summer, as well as Children’s choirs and a Children’s Musical each year. Additionally, you’ll find free, professional childcare at Messiah worship services, events, or meetings.

Each Sunday evening, more than 40 teenaged members of our United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF) gather to worship, engage in mission efforts, and have fun. Three UMYF small groups convene three times during the week.

Formed in 1964, Messiah takes pride in being a United Methodist Congregation and part of the Virginia Conference. John Wesley, who founded the Methodism movement in the mid-18th century, noted “the Bible knows nothing of solitary religion” and “there is no holiness but social holiness.” Please join us as we continue to be guided by those tenets as we strengthen our community of contagious joy.