Call us at 276-686-6429 | 503 Church St, Rural Retreat, Virginia 24368

The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by proclaiming the good news of God’s grace and by exemplifying Jesus’ command to love God and neighbor, thus seeking the fulfillment of God’s reign and realm in the world.

Greetings in the name of Christ …

As the Pastor of Rural Retreat United Methodist Church, I would like to invite you to visit our wonderful church. At Rural Retreat UMC you’ll find lots of smiling and friendly faces. This is a church family that loves God and each other. It’s my honor and privilege to be their Pastor as we share in our Christian journey.

Rural Retreat offers two worship services each Sunday. There is a contemporary service at 8:50 AM and a traditional service at 11:00 AM. Additionally, there are several Sunday School classes, and small study opportunities at Rural Retreat. Rural Retreat has a large and very active youth group. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.

May the peace of Christ be with you and may God continue to bless the congregation of Rural Retreat United Methodist Church.

Reverend Bob Ruth


Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.