Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world…
Where Did We Come From?
Floris Church was established more than 125 years ago by a small group of people who wanted to share the benefits of American Methodism, with its emphasis on personal holiness, social outreach and dynamic worship. The founders of Floris met for Sunday school, followed by worship services led once a month by a Methodist preacher and other weeks by a layperson. When they built the first church facility, it was out of a desire for Christ to be at the center of their lives and the church to be at the center of our community.
Over the years, Floris proved itself to be a church where people were willing to widen the circle for those who were searching for a community in which to worship and to live. The church became a center of community functions. It was a place where school graduations were held, weddings and funerals of community members took place, and cooperative ministries were shared with other congregations. Floris members over the decades have reached out to others to offer programs and ministries that bless the lives of local residents, displayed compassion to those in need, and met the real needs of the community.
Floris has always been a place where people have shown a special devotion to the cause of Christ and the work of the church. The story of Floris is one of people who are willing to worship, grow and serve in community, sharing Christ and changing the world.
Who Are We Now?
Floris United Methodist Church is a community of people committed to making a difference in the lives of those in the community and in the world. Floris strives to reach people with the love and compassion of Christ and does so by being at the center of the community. Floris focuses on teaching children, students and adults about the Christian life through Sunday messages that tackle real-life challenges and struggles.
Floris is committed to building relationships and creating an authentic community. Life groups encourage and equip participants to be more loving, more selfless, more joyful and more hopeful. Floris provides care through prayer, support groups and encouragement to everyone who calls Floris their church home.
Serving opportunities impact the local Herndon/Reston community and the world while significantly impacting those who participate. Floris United Methodist Church has a heart for children in poverty and actively engages in opportunities that focus on children, including a local school partnership and a child rescue center and hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, Africa. Floris is also committed to addressing basic needs like food and shelter.
In response to projected population growth in Reston, Virginia, Floris UMC opened a new campus, Restoration Church: Reston in January 2015. Through the opening of this campus, Floris UMC envisions reaching existing and new residents of Reston who are not connected to a church. In 2019, Floris UMC opened another campus in Loudoun County called Restoration Church: Loudoun.
Floris United Methodist Church has a history of more than 125 years in the Herndon area and imagines an exciting future.