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.

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: 08/31/2014
LOGOS begins Wednesday September 10th
Registration forms and volunteer forms can be found in the gathering area. Please consider signing your children/youth up for this weekly program which stresses intergenerational ministry through a shared meal, Bible study, Worship Skills, and Recreation. Servant volunteers are also needed in all areas. For more information, contact Tobye David ( or Todd Legge (

LOGOS Cooks Needed
Sign-up your group or family to cook and clean up for a meal for the Logos program. Logos runs on Wednesday nights, dinner begins at 5:30pm and ends at 6:00pm. We currently anticipate cooking for about 40-50 people, serving a healthy meal with a main dish, vegetable, side item and dessert. Lemonade and water are provided by Logos. The program begins September 10th and runs 22 weeks, so much help is needed. Please email your menu to Tobye ( or Todd ( by the Sunday before your serving date so that the menu can be sent to parents/staff. We appreciate your support for this valuable ministry! You can sign up online at Cooks Needed! or see Tobye or Todd for a schedule.

Pastor's Bible Study
"The Book of Acts" - beginning Wednesday, September 3rd which will continue throughout the school year. There will be two identical sessions: one at 10:00 am (room 200) and one at 6:00 pm (room 102). Each class will include video and lecture portions to help all understand the scripture lesson. This is open to all members and guests.

Music Sign-Up
Sign-up sheets for the 2014-15 VOCAL and BELL choirs are located on the bulletin board beside the nursery! Looking forward to great year of Excellent Sacred Music!!...Also, congratulations to the Paramount Winds Quintet (principal members of the Symphony of the Valley) for the great concert Sunday, August 10!

Faith Day at Nats Park
Last Chance - 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 no later than Monday, August 4th.

Disciple 4
Disciple 4 - UNDER THE TREE OF LIFE - is a 32-week study prepared for graduates of Disciple 1. This class we be offered on Thursday evenings starting September 4th at 7pm in room 200. To register, contact Pastor Bob or the Church Office or use the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

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

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