"The Church with a Big Heart"

Woodlawn United Methodist Church - 2825 Brambleton Ave., SW, Roanoke, VA 24015

Pastor’s Page

Pastor John Snyder

Pastor John Snyder

“Hello!  My name is John Snyder and it is my pleasure to serve as pastor for the loving and nurturing fellowship of Christian disciple at Woodlawn United Methodist Church. I moved to Roanoke in June of 2014 to be the pastoral leader of this great congregation.  Prior to my move to the Roanoke Valley I was pastor of Churches in Gretna, Virginia and Axton, Virginia and youth minister in Danville, Virginia.  I am originally a Florida native, growing up in Fort Myers, but as you can see I left the swamp and got to Virginia’s higher ground as quickly as I could.  I am excited to be living in Roanoke where I have the ability to access the cultural amenities of city life and still have an easy path to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the mountainous beauty of God’s creation.  

We invite you to learn more about our church through this web page or to visit us in person.  We offer Suday school each week at 9:45 a.m. and we have a blended worship service at 11:00 a.m.  We offer refreshments following every worship service.  If you are musically gifted you are welcome to join our adult choir, praise band or other trios.  We offers many children and youth activities throughout the year.”
Serving Christ Together,
Pastor John (Click to email)
2922 Corbieshaw Road, S.W.
Roanoke, Virginia 24015
(540) 774-8126 church office
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Rescue Mission-Renee Cox

Woodlawn UMC  supports the Roanoke Rescue Mission throughout the year by serving meals, teaching Children’s Chapel, participating in the Drumstick Dash, and collecting monthly donations.

Seasonal Ministries

  • Kairos Prison Ministry
  • Angel Tree
  • Operation Christmas Child
  • Project Crossroads, Marion VA
  • Stop Hunger Now
  • United Methodist Committee on Relief

Children’s Ministries 

Children – Preschool through 5th grade Children’s Coordinator – Dawn Veatch

Boy Scouts Available for boys 6 – 18 years old Cub Scout Pack 50 – Tuesdays – 6:00 PM Boy Scout Troop 50 – Mondays – 7:30 PM September-June Coordinator – John JonesGirl Scouts Available for girls – Kindergarten through 12th grade

Coordinator – Pat Lucas


Our Music Staff

Dawn Hollandsworth, Minister of Music

Sandra Gisiner, Organist

Sanctuary Choir Age 18 through Adults

This choir provides musical leadership for our weekly Worship service. We sing a wide variety of music — spirituals, contemporary, gospel and an occasional classical piece.

Rehearsal Schedule- Thursday evenings, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. September through July.

Hand Bell Youth and Adults

We have a 3-octave Bell Choir. This choir provides a unique musical experience for our Worship services from time to time.

Rehearsal Schedule- Thursday evenings, 6:00-6:45 p.m. September through May.

Praise Band  Age 18 through Adults

Praise music is played prior to our 11:00 a.m. worship service and is included in our 11:00 a.m. service.
Rehearsal Schedule- Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.




Multi Media Bar

Youth Conference

YOUTH CONFERENCE   Visit us August 13,...

Ice Cream Social and Concert

Annual Ice Cream Social Sunday 8/24 beginning at 5:00 p.m. with musical entertainment. Two musical groups will provide our entertainment; our own “Three D’s”, and “Revelation” out in the church courtyard weather permitting.  Invite your friends and...

Vacation Bible School 7/27-7/31

Click here for more info. Join us Lots of summer fun and christian love!   Explore Everest with the other Christian explorers!...

Welcome to Woodlawn!

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    The Finance Committee will meet on Monday, July 13th at 7:00 p.m.    Please join the youth for the summer series ‘Trusting God’ on Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Garst Mill Park. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a picnic, Bible study, games, and discussion. Adults who are interested in helping with the youth are encouraged to attend. Please email Jill Ammen with any further questions:  jill@woodlawnumc.org We will not meet Tuesday, July 28th as the youth are encouraged to participate in VBS.     The youth will be river...

Helping Hands Needed

The church exterior is looking great, but we could use some help with upkeep and maintenance of the screens and audio-visual equipment. Any church members with talent in electronics, computers and multi-media equipment, please see Ann  in the church office to volunteer. All offers of assistance are...