SCUMC             Rooted in God's Word,Growing Disciples,
            Sharing Christ's Love with Word and Deed


We are located in downtown Stephens City, at 5291 Main Street. Take Interstate I-81, exit 307, and go west two blocks to the traffic light (intersection of 277 and US 11). Turn right (north), and the church is two blocks on your left. Parking is available in the rear of the building.

Vacation Bible School - 2014

It's that time again! If you'd like to register your child for Vacation Bible School, click here: VBS Sign-up Form.

Stephens City Preschool Enrollment

Registration for the Stephens City UMC Preschool 2014-15 school year is now taking place. Online Registration, Enrollment Package and Parent Handbook can be accessed from the following links:
Online Enrollment
Preschool Enrollment Package
Parent Handbook

Nursery Servants

We're always in need of nursery volunteers! If you feel the call to help there is a sign-up sheet outside the nursery or go online at: Nursery Sign-up

You can choose the date and time and a reminder emailed to you 3 days before your scheduled shift. For questions contact Tobye David at or 540-323-1410.

Worship Services
Early Traditional -8:30 a.m.
Casual Contemporary -9:45 a.m. (Fellowship Hall)
Traditional -11:00 a.m.

Children Sunday School at 9:35a
Nursery newborn - 3 years
Age 3-5th grade, Rooms 201-207
6-8th grade, Room 114
9-12th grade, Room 101

Adult Sunday School
9:45am Partners in Faith Room 111
9:45am Fellowship Bible Room 102
9:45am Faith Seekers Room 204
9:45am Koinonia Room 200
9:45am Daughters of Wesley Room 213
11:00am God Chasers Room 102

current events
Updated: 07/28/2014
Faith Day at Nats Park
Faith Day at Nats Park - Sept. 6th- Come out and enjoy everything that Nats Park has to offer. Following the 4:05 game against the Philadelphia Phillies players and coaches will take part in Faith Day along with performing artist Lincoln Brewster. Special group rates are offered for group of 13 or more. Reservation are needed as soon as possible. More information is posted on the bulletin boards or contact the church office at 869-2348. If you are interested please contact the church office immediately.

Updated Pictorial Directory for the Church
It is time for a new directory! An updated directory will help us get to know each other and give us the ability to connect with one another. We have partnered with Lifetouch for a directory program at NO COST to our church or the congregation. You will receive a complimentary 8x10 portrait and directory for just participating. You will have the option to purchase more photos or a package if you choose, but there is no purchase necessary for your photo to be in the directory. We have set dates of August 26th through August 30th, times to be announced. We will have sign-up information next week!!!

Painting Day
Your help is requested. The Food Pantry hall and back door need a fresh coat of paint and the Trustees have planned a work day August 23, beginning at 8:30 am, to spruce it up. Many hands make short work so please join us. We look forward to seeing there. Please bring your own brush (or roller).

18th Annual Bill Owen Memorial Golf Tournament
The Winchester District United Methodist Men (WDUMM), Heart Havens Inc., and the family of Mr. Bill Owen, would like to request your participation in the 18th Annual Winchester District UMMen Bill Owen Memorial Golf Tournament, Saturday, September 6th, 2014 to benefit Heart Havens and the ministries of the UMMen. Entry deadline: September 1, 2014. Entry forms are located on the bulletin boards.

Bulletin Board
Just a reminder that the bulletin board in the main hallway is a great way to announce or promote your committee or group's activities and/or events. Please utilize this opportunity as a visual presentation for the congregation of what is happening in our church. Check with the church office for use of the bulletin board.

Facility/Room Request
A Friendly Reminder - Any time there is a need to use the facility for any reason, a request form is to be filled-out in advance, put in the admin box (on the secretary's desk) to be approved by the Trustees, then pencilled in on the office calendar and input on the webpage calendar.

Kitchen Clean-up
With the many groups in our Church that utilize our kitchen, the Trustees ask that you share in the cleaning and maintenance of it. The Trustees are asking that groups of 3, 4, or more people work together to get this much needed job accomplished once a month. On the bulletin board is a sign-up sheet and the office has the list of tasks to be performed. For information contact Marty Dilg at 540-869-4813 or

Greeters Needed for the 11am service!!!
Please sign-up to be a greeter for the 11am worship service, a sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board. What better way to meet and greet members of the congregation!

UMW Information
UMW Phoebe Circle - meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 12:30pm in room 102. Bring a sandwich/salad the rest will be provided including a program. First timers always welcome. Call Pat Konschak at 869-1384 for more information. Hope to see you there!

Preschool Applications
Preschool applications are being accepted for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children. Please pick up an application in the church Gathering Area or go to the online registration on SCUMC website. The preschool offers 2, 3, 4 and 5 day programs. A music program has been added to the preschool curriculum. Students also attend chapel with Pastor Bob. Please contact the preschool office at 540-869-1368 or if you have questions.

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Pastor: Rev. Bob Gochenour
5291 Main Street, P.O. Box 428
Stephens City, Virginia 22655
Phone: 540-869-2348