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LATEST UPDATES–click on thumbnail images
For members, friends and  visitors: Guidance, messages, and latest status of programs and activities from Pastor Tom Lee, the VA Conference, and the District Office.


Sunday Services and Weekly Bible Studies can be viewed and downloaded, from the Pastor’s Corner Page.   The steps we are taking to open the Church for In-Person Worship are described IN THIS VIDEO.


If you receive an email or text message from our pastor requesting gift cards, you are being scammed.

Criminal enterprises well-versed in impersonation are taking advantage of church members who are especially susceptible while in-person worship is on hold.  The scam (referred to as “spoofing”) commonly asks for funds  (often  in the form of prepaid gift cards) for someone with an emergency need.  (Another type of spoofing asks for confirmation of information, which can then be exploited for identity theft.)

The requests have every appearance of being from a trusted source.  Spoofing is NOT related to the hacking of emails. These spammers impersonate their targets through phone numbers (calling and text) as well as email by gathering data quickly from a basic search online.

Again: Our Pastor will never request money or gift cards through email or text message.  Please do not reply to avoid being targeted again in the future.

These are troubled and troubling times.   The Church is here for everyone who stands in need of prayer and comfort. You don’t need to believe in prayer.  If you are troubled and feel a need to connect, we are still here for you. CLICK HERE. If your email client doesn’t pop up automatically, the address is

For those who were not able to “attend” the live-streamed District-Wide event  May 17th, the complete service, the sermon and other parts of the service are  available on Tabernacle’s UMC Channel.   The direct Channel link to Superintendent Bates’s Message is provided HERE

For those wishing to follow along the Bulletin is available in .PDF format HERE.

Sources of  current information on  the COVID-19 pandemic and responses from CDC, Virginia, and Local Government, many updated daily.

For up-to-date information on current and upcoming events and schedule changes, check our FaceBook Page.


For up-to-date information on current and upcoming events and schedule changes, check our FaceBook Page, Announcements, or Monthly Newsletter.

WE ARE. . .

Dahlgren United Methodist Church, a vital Christian community grounded in faith, active in worship, prayer, and study and sharing joy in our faith journeys, as individuals and as a family of believers.

We Worship in many ways. Regular Sunday Service includes Children’s Church, and Contemporary and Traditional Services. Music is integral to our  worship experience, with a praise band for Contemporary Worship, a Traditional Choir. Members and friends are also encouraged to share their talents “making a joyful noise” in a variety of worship services throughout the year.  To learn more . . .

Communion is celebrated the first Sunday of every Month, and on special occasions. As United Methodists we hold that  is not our table, but the Lord’s. All who approach it seeking Him with open minds and hearts are welcome. 

Sunday school classes meet  from 9:45 – 10:45 with 15 minutes for coffee and fellowship before and after Sunday School.  Nursery for children three years of age and younger is provided for Sunday Worship, and as needed for other activities.

Whether you are already a Christian looking for like-minded pilgrims to share your faith journey or feel lost and are looking for a way that works we welcome you to join us in fellowship, study, communion, and service.


Our Spiritual Foundation

As United Methodists we share the traditional core beliefs of the Christian faith–repentance for the forgiveness of sin and faith in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. However, one of the distinctive marks of being a United Methodist Christian is that we do not all subscribe to the same theological beliefs.  As our founder, John Wesley put it, “As to all opinions which do not strike at the root of Christianity, we think and let think.”

As United Methodists we believe that God’s grace is boundless, freely given to all who will open their minds and hearts to accept it. We are imperfect people, grounded in that grace, with open minds, open hearts and open doors. Our mission as Christians and as a church is to carry this belief and God’s love to all–to our families, within our congregation, and throughout our community and the world. For more on God’s Grace and how it works . . .

At Dahlgren UMC, theological exploration informed by scripture, tradition, experience and reason is strongly encouraged.  To explore more deeply. . .


Christian Development and Education

We are all pilgrims together on a life-long spiritual journey.   For Christians, the joy and richness of that journey grows directly as we progress in our understanding of what the words “with and in Christ” mean.  Wherever you may be in terms of your beliefs, individual progress, and understanding, you are likely to find a kindred spirit at DUMC.  There are Sunday School groups for all ages, offering opportunities for Bible Study and discussion.  Other small groups meet through out the week for prayer and discussion.

Highlights of our Christian Development and Education programs include

Dahlgren Christian Preschool.   DCP offers a fun-filled pre-elementary learning experience that is based on Christian principles and taught by experienced, loving professionals.At DCP having fun means “I am learning” For More on DCP . . .

Sunday School classes are available for all ages, and offer a variety of opportunities for enriching your life through Bible Study and discussion.  Other groups meet during the week for study, discussion, and prayer.   Learn more about how we grow through study and prayer . . .


Our Mission and Stewardship

The mission of Dahlgren United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing the Good News and love of Jesus Christ with people in our community and throughout the world.   We pursue this mission through a variety of programs and activities within the church, and through outreach to the local community and active participation in the global ministries of the United Methodist Church.

The offerings we bring to sustain that mission are a response to God’s love.  They include our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.


Our Pastor and Family

Rev. Thomas (Tom) G. Lee, Sr.

Tom was appointed to Dahlgren United Methodist Church in July 2015. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. He has been serving churches in the Virginia Annual Conference since 1979 and was ordained an elder in 1984.

More information on the pastor and family . . .


Interested in Membership?

We are delighted to offer full membership to all interested persons and would love to welcome you into the DUMC family. We ask that every member commits to be actively involved in the life of the church by their:

  • PRAYERS for the church and its ministries;
  • PRESENCE at worship, Bible study, and ministry activities;
  • GIFTS of financial support as a faith investment in God’s work;
  • SERVICE to His kingdom by volunteering to serve in one or more ministry areas;
  • WITNESS by telling the story of your personal journey with Christ.

New members are welcome to join at any time. Please contact the pastor if you wish to discuss becoming a member.

Methods of Joining

  • PROFESSION OF FAITH – the initial entrance into membership in the church, when one professes faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.
  • REAFFIRMATION OF FAITH – one’s renewing of the initial confession of faith after a period of inactivity or not being a member of another church.
  • TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP – from another United Methodist Church or a Christian church of another denomination. We recognize baptism from all other Christian churches.