We are a church that believes in Jesus & loves God

The Vision of the Winona Methodist Church is to be the Body of Jesus Christ in the world,

so that every person will see the Kingdom of God.

July 17, 2023 — July 20, 2023

6:00pm — 8:00pm

Please Join Us For Our Worship Services and
at Any Of Our many activities in the Community!!


Worship Service Times

Sunday School - 9:00 AM
Worship - 10:00 AM

Office Hours
Our Church staff will be in the office
Tues & Thur 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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WMC Youth

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33

High School Youth Group

Winona Methodist Church is pleased to offer Youth Group for all High School aged students. We hope that you will come and experience authentic community here with us.

Middle School Youth Group

We hope to see you join us on Wednesday nights at the Winona Methodist Youth Center for Youth Group with special programming for YOU and your friends! 

Club 45

Club 45 is an after-school program specifically designed for students in 4th and 5th grades. We will be meeting every Tuesday directly after school and ending at 5:30 pm!

Who we are

Our Mission

The Vision of the Winona Methodist Church is to be the Body of Jesus Christ in the world, so that every person will see the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Gary

Rev. Gary Atkinson


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Karen Pollock

Administrative Assistant

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Lisa Himes

Preschool Director

Pastor Gary Biography

Ginger and I are native Pennsylvanian’s, born and raised in Beaver Falls (Beaver County). Following graduation from High School, I entered the US Air Force where I was trained to repair Huey helicopters. Upon my discharge, I joined the Pennsylvania Air National Guard located in Pittsburgh where I learned to become a Personnel Technician. During my time with the PaANG, I also worked for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, located in Vanport, PA. After four years there, due to reduction in force, I lost my job.

It was during this time that I answered God’s call to ministry. In 1984, ten years after graduating High School, I began college. In 1988, I graduated from Geneva College with a BA degree in Biblical Studies.

From there, I enrolled in the Methodist Theological School in Ohio (METHESCO). While there, I served three small country churches in southern Ohio. Upon my return to PA, I was appointed to the Pleasant Unity United Methodist Charge in the Greensburg District. There I was ordained both Deacon and Elder in the Western PA Conference of the UM Church.

Shortly after my ordination to Elder, I became a Chaplain in the United States Navy. During my 8 ½ years there, I served at NAS (Naval Air Station) Cecil Field, located in Jacksonville, FL. From there I was assigned for two years to the USS Sacramento, home ported in Bremerton, Washington. From there I was sent to Camp Pendleton, CA to serve with the Marines for 2 ½ years. After my tour with the Marines, I went to Panama City, FL for about 9 months. Upon my release from active duty, God called me back to Western Pennsylvania UM Conference where I served churches in Emporium and Mount Pleasant.

I am unsure of the journey that is before us. What I am sure of is our call to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Let’s go make disciples!

See you in church!

Pastor Gary

the church

You matter to God. You matter to us

At Winona Methodist Church, you will find a welcoming and inclusive community where people of all ages and backgrounds can come to worship, learn, and grow together. We offer a variety of programs and activities for people of all ages, including Sunday worship services, small groups, youth and children’s programs, and mission and outreach opportunities.

our goals

We exist to connect people to Jesus and each other

We are a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people. Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.


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