A group of 15 Church of the Brethren members living in the Woodbridge area met in early May, 1956 and with the assistance of the Strategy Committee of the Eastern District of Virginia, organized the Woodbridge Church of the Brethren Fellowship. Reverend Glen Weimer, Pastor of the Arlington Church of the Brethren, was elected as first Moderator.  Regular Sunday evening services and meditation meetings began on June 3, 1956 at the home of Manley Garber.  

    The Church was formally organized as a congregation on August 5, 1956.  On September 1, 1956, Reverend Harold Moyer, former Associate Pastor of the Washington City Church of the Brethren, became the first pastor of the Woodbridge Church.  Ground was broken April 21, 1957 for the first unit of the Church building.  325 persons attended the building dedication on September 21, 1958.

Pastors of the Woodbridge
Church of the Brethren
 
Harold Moyer 1956 - 1960
Newton Poling 1961 - 1964
A. B. Pierson 1965 - 1967
Ted Whitacre 1968 - 1975
Loyal Vanderveer 1976 - 1979
Mike Colvin 1980 - 1982
Richard Heffner 1982 - 1986
Lonnie Richardson 1989 - 1994
Jeff Davidson 1995 - 2001
Gregory P. Shook 2003 - 2008
Janice Glass King, 2010- 2015

    In the New Testament, the word brethren describes the kinship of men and women who chose another way of living: the way of Jesus. The Church of the Brethren, begun almost 300 years ago in Germany, still draws people who want to continue Jesus' work of loving service.

    For guidance, Brethren look to the scriptures rather than to doctrine. Our faith emphasizes compassion, peacemaking, and simplicity. We baptize those who seek to follow Jesus; we anoint for healing; and in our love feast we reenact the last supper, at which Jesus washed his disciples' feet and offered the bread and cup of communion.

    Brethren work locally and worldwide to help victims of war, poverty, and natural disasters. We believe that when Jesus showed us another way of living, he intended it to nourish and hearten the entire human family.

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The beginning of the Woodbridge Church of the Brethren

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