Shenandoah District

Wesleyans in the news: August 16

Wesleyans in the news: August 16

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. Shenandoah Family Camp hopes to keep growing Attendees of Shenandoah Family...
​Wesleyan pastor receives distinguished police award

​Wesleyan pastor receives distinguished police award

What do a pastor, chaplain, and police officer have in common? They all focus on impacting lives, one person at a time. For church planter and First Simple Church founding pastor, Dr. Sam Frye, all three roles were recognized at this year’s James City County,...
ReClaim Church plant “reclaiming” lives in West Virginia

ReClaim Church plant “reclaiming” lives in West Virginia

In 2013, ReClaim Church launched at the Cinemark Theater in Barboursville, West Virginia. What started out as a youth ministry at First Wesleyan Church in nearby Huntington, was to become a new West Virginia church plant. Communicating the gospel to people has always...
Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

Wesleyan leader and mentor, Dr. Daniel Finch, passes

A leader and pastor within The Wesleyan Church has passed away. Dr. Daniel Eugene Finch died on January 9, 2016, in Duluth, Ga., at age 79. Dr. Finch was born on June 1, 1936 in Manitou Springs, Colo. He held three undergrad degrees, a masters and a doctorate. He...
Shenandoah District church celebrates new status

Shenandoah District church celebrates new status

First Simple Church in Williamsburg, Va., observed Memorial Day weekend with an extra special celebration and remembrance—transitioning from a developing church to an established church. First Simple is under the leadership of Dr. Sam and Debbie Frye. After the second...
Shenandoah’s “Discover the Joy”

Shenandoah’s “Discover the Joy”

Shenandoah District held another tremendous women’s retreat with 650 coming together in Williamsburg, Va., with the theme: Discover the Joy. Sonja Burpo and Haley Morgan Smith were among the guest presenters. Sonja is one of the principal characters in the...
West Virginia crisis: a cup of cold water means more than you think

West Virginia crisis: a cup of cold water means more than you think

On Thursday evening, January 9, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin publicly announced that the licorice smell in the tap water locally came from the coal-cleaning chemical mixture, crude MCHM. It was leaking from a storage facility into the Elk River upstream of the water...
Water crisis in West Virginia due to contamination

Water crisis in West Virginia due to contamination

Brothers and sisters, several counties in WV (part of Shenandoah District) have been affected with emergency “toxic” water issues. Dangerous chemicals have gotten into the water supply and the people cannot use it for anything but flushing toilets. This problem...