• Discover Pikeside United Methodist Church



    Our mission at Pikeside is to make disciples for Jesus Christ.  

    We call on others to prayerfully receive Him as Lord and Savior, reflect His likeness and His love, and respond to the spiritual and physical needs of others.


    Pastor Bill Ball

    Our Pastor 

    Pastor Bill joined Pikeside United Methodist Church as Senior Pastor in February 2017. Prior to his service at Pikeside, he served as Asbury UMC's Associate Pastor in Charles Town WV. Called to be an engaging, vital member of the Pikeside community, Pastor Bill believes that the church is the heart of serving those in need through missions and ministry. Proudly serving as a Chaplain at Jefferson Medical Center in Ranson, WV since 2011, Pastor Bill has received extensive training in pastoral hospital care, end of life & grief counseling and hospice care. Pastor Bill enjoys sharing the Love of Christ through worship, study and service. As a graduate of West Coast Bible College, Pastor Bill serves as a Licensed Local Pastor in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church and is currently enrolled in the UMC COS Seminary Program. He lives in
    Charles Town, WV with his wife Dawn and their daughter Mary.



    Pikeside United Methodist Church is a truly warm and welcoming community of people. Our worship services are relaxed, and so is the dress. We welcome people to come as they are--the way God welcomes us all in Christ.


    Sunday Worship Services:

    10:35 - 11:30 a.m. (Main service)

    8:30 - 9:15 a.m. (Early Service)


    Sunday School for All Ages:

    Every Sunday, 9:20 - 10:20 a.m.


    Adult Bible Study

    Every Tuesday 10:15 a.m. and

    Wednesday 6:30 p.m.



    If inclement weather occurs in the Pikeside / Martinsburg vicinity, Pikeside UMC would like you to know what to expect regarding scheduled events and worship. Please note the following policies, but feel free to contact us at 304-263-4633 if you have questions. If Berkeley County Public Schools are closed, no children's or youth groups
    (at all) will meet at the church. Adult groups may meet at the leaders' discretion. If you do not hear about what your group plans to do, please contact your group leader directly.

    Ways to obtain church closing status:

    • Call our main number (304-263-4633) and listen for announcement
    • Check the Pikeside UMC Facebook page (@PikesideUMC)
    • Look for an email from Pikeside UMC
    • Listen to WCRH 90.5 FM (Williamsport, MD) for closing announcements

    Your pastor and worship leaders will strive to have at least the 10:35 a.m. Sunday worship service, despite weather or power outages. However, your personal safety is very important to us. The pastor and group leaders will understand completely if you do not feel comfortable coming to church when weather conditions are questionable.


    Missions, fellowship and activities at Pikeside

    2018 Lenten Bible Study

    The Last Days of Jesus

    Every Sunday, Feb 18-Mar 25, 6:00PM Eric & Barb Verhulst's home

    Every Tuesday, Feb 20-Mar 27, 10:00AM

    EverWednesday, Feb 21-Mar 28, 6:00PM

    Pikeside Finding Joy Classroom, Tuesday and Wednesday sessions only


    The entire community is invited to join us for this Bible Study titled "The Last Days of Jesus". From Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to His glorious resurrection, this study provides a fantastic overview of six major events surrounding Jesus' death and resurrection. This is deepen your understanding of key Easter events. We hope to see you there!

    Holy Week Worship Services

    Sunday, March 25, PALM SUNDAY at 8:30AM and 10:35AM Worship

    Prayer Services Monday through Saturday, Mar 26-31 at 8AM

    Maundy Thursday, March 29 at 8AM Prayer Service

    and Worship at 7PM

    Good Friday, March 30 at 8AM, Prayer Service

    Holy Saturday, March 31 at 8AM, Prayer Service

    Pikeside Sanctuary


    Join us during Holy Week to prepare our hearts for the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.


    Community Easter Egg Hunt

    Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 10AM to 12Noon

    Pikeside Lawn and Pavilion


    All are welcome for this seasonal fun for all ages! We will have a pizza party afterward.


    Easter Sunday

    April 1, 2018

    Sunrise Service at 6:30AM

    Regular Worship Service at 10:35AM

    Pikeside Sanctuary


    We celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ this day! At Sunrise Service we gather at daybreak for a shorter service and breakfast afterward. At the 10:35 service we are treated to the Pikeside Choir Choral Cantata as part of the service. Join us in our Hallelujahs!


    Blessing of the Badges

    Saturday, May 12 at 8:00 AM

    Pikeside UMC Fellowship Hall


    We invite first responders and their families to a special community breakfast and worship service. The Pikeside family joins together to offer each of you a special blessing and to acknowledge the sacrifices each of you make to ensure the safety of our community.


    Pentecost Sunday

    Sunday, May 20

    Pikeside Sanctuary


    This Sunday we commemorate the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ. Pikeside will celebrate by receiving new members into the church and honoring our graduates. A fellowship meal will follow the 10:35 service. All are welcome.


    Tuesday Morning Bible Study

    Every Tuesday morning, 10:15AM

    Pikeside UMC, Loyalty Classroom


    A smaller, more intimate meeting to discuss the scripture.


    Wednesday Evening Bible Study

    Every Wednesday Evening at 6:30PM

    Pikeside UMC, Finding Joy Classroom


    Good solid study led by experienced and knowledgeable teachers.


    Ladies Breakfast Bunch

    Monthly, Every First Saturday, 8-10AM

    Pikeside UMC, Finding Joy Classroom


    This is a Jesus-focused, relaxed gathering of girls and women of all ages who share breakfast, a devotional and prayer time, "getting to know you" activities, a card ministry and outreach ministries serve to make this sisterhood special.


    Rise & Shine Community Breakfast

    Monthly, Every Second Saturday, 8-10AM

    Pikeside UMC Fellowship Hall


    Come and bring your family to gather in fellowship over a breakfast meal. It's free and you never know who you'll meet!


    Methodist Men

    Monthly, Every Second Saturday, 8AM

    Pikeside UMC Fellowship Hall


    This group exists to declare the centrality of Christ in every man’s life.  Men’s ministry leads to the spiritual growth of men and effective discipleship.  This purpose is served as men are called to model the servant leadership of Jesus Christ. Our men meet for breakfast, Bible Study and general business.


    Prayer Shawl Ministry

    Created in the convenience of our homes

    Distributed from Pikeside UMC


    This ministry creates warm and cozy wraps representing the love of God and those that give it. We pray a blessing over them before the shawl is given, asking for God’s hand of healing on the recipient. The recipient does not need to be a member of our church, we reach out to all who need to know they are not alone—man, woman, or child. We also make “Chemo Caps” to keep the heads of chemotherapy patients warm. Contact the church office if you know of someone in need of these blessings or if you would like to volunteer for this ministry.



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