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The mission of Concord United Methodist Church strives to "share the Word of God and draw people unto Christ through a ministry of service, love, compassion and outreach." We celebrate our legacy which begin in 1781 by living out the truth that God’s grace-filled gift of love is abundant for all folks. We hold to the truths of central Christian teachings and truly work to build strong foundations of faith. We strive to live into what it means to be a church with “open hearts, open minds and open doors” We hope that you will worship with us and connect with folks on a journey. Know that you are welcome to be a part of family who strives to a sign of Christ’s love for the world.

Worship Times


Sunday Morning Worship


9:00 am - Sunday School *Due to COVID-19, all Sunday School classes are currently being held via zoom. For more information on Sunday School classes please contact Teresa Reece via email.

11:00 am - Traditional Worship

Online Worship

*Nursery care (infant-4 year old) is available during Worship. Please see our Nursery page for more information.



What Do I Need to Know?


WHAT DO I WEAR?
Come as you are! On any given Sunday, you will see men in suits and some in jeans; ladies dressed in Sunday finest to casual. We don't care what you wear; we're just glad you are joining us!

WHERE DO I GO?
For Worship, our service is in the sanctuary. When you come through the doors, you will be greeted by one of our friendly Sunday greeters. Feel free to ask them any questions, including directions.

DIRECTIONS
From Winston Salem, Follow US-421 N to Exit 244 toward Lewisville. Turn LEFT via traffic circle onto Concord Church Road/Williams Road - 0.2 miles. Continue straight via 2nd traffic circle to follow Concord Church Road - 1.4 miles. Turn Right to stay on Concord Church Road - Concord UMC is just ahead on RIGHT.



A Brief History


History

Concord...

..like many other early Methodist churches, began when a group of settlers decided to meet regularly for worship in private homes.

According to tradition, Phillip Waggoner, who had purchased his land in 1774, first held the services at his house as early as 1781. When the well-known Methodist circuit-rider, Francis Asbury, passed through the area in 1785, he noted in his diary that he had preached in "Waggoner's Chapel."

A neighbor, Henry Stultz, opened his home for worship services, perhaps when Waggoner died. Another Methodist circuit-rider, James Patterson, noted in his diary in 1802 that he had preached to "a tolerably large congregation" at the Stultz home.

As the congregation grew larger, they needed to build their own church. In 1809, "for the sum of twenty-five cents in hand," Henry Stultz sold two acres of land to church leaders, including young Adam Waggoner, for the purpose of building a house of worship that became Concord United Methodist Church.

In 2013, the congregation celebrates its 232nd anniversary, making Concord the oldest Methodist church in continuous use in Forsyth County.