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
Preschool applications for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children for the 2015-2016 school year are available to all church members. The preschool offers 2, 3, 4 and 5 day programs. Please contact the preschool office at 540-869-1368 or if you have questions.
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 Faith Seekers Room 204
9:45am Koinonia Room 102
9:45am Daughters of Wesley Room 213
11:00am God Chasers Room 102

current events
Updated: 04/20/2015
Financial Statements
The 1st quarter financial statements have been processed and will be available for pick-up in the Gathering Area starting this Sunday. Please pick-up your statement for your records.

Upcoming Graduates
We would like to honor any member of Stephens City United Methodist Church that will be graduating from preschool, high school, or college this year, please leave your name, phone number, the school you are graduating from, the college you will be attending, and a photo in the church office. Please provide this information prior to May 24. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Gaylene Utterback at (540) 869-1086.

Re-build Team
Those interested in being a part of the Re-Building team that will work in Crisfield Maryland this summer are asked to meet on Sunday, April 26 at 12pm in the Gathering area. This will be a short meeting to get an idea of how many are interested in going from our church. Contact Kathy or Denny Lewis,, 662-4905.

Attention Campers!
Attention campers the 2015 brochures for Camp Overlook are now available. Register by May 1st and your fee is $10 off. There is also a $10 discount for 5 or more registering together, so we will once again send registration forms in together prior to May 1st. If you would like a brochure or more information, contact Michele Hruska at 869-4073.

Picnic Lunch!
A Picnic Lunch is being offered for take-out next Sunday, April 26th. The lunches will be ready for pick-up at the kitchen following each service. Pre-orders and payment is due in the office by this Monday, April 20th. Order forms are in the bulletin with full details. Make checks payable to SCUMC with "Take-out Lunch" on the memo line. Thank you for your support. Proceeds will go to the General Fund.

Join A Choir!
Join a choir!! Vocal and bell rehearsals resume at the regular times Wednesday nights at SCUMC. We welcome Donna Green as the new Junior choirs' director. She provides wonderful Christian choral teaching experience in addition to her accomplished accompanying. Donna is also working on her Doctorate in Vocal Performance at SU Conservatory of Music and offers private voice lessons. Jacquetta Owens leads the bell choirs and shares bell techniques learned from her bell cruise excursion. David Renner leads the adult vocal choir in the sanctuary. It all begins at 5:30 pm.

Mission Committee
The Mission committee are beginning plans to gather a team of servants from Stephens City UMC and Round Hill UMC in Winchester that will travel to Crisfield Maryland to help families rebuild after damage to their homes from hurricane Sandy. We plan to be in Crisfield Sunday, July 12th through Friday, July 17th. This is an adult team so you must be 18 yrs or older and no construction experience is needed. If you are interested in being a helping hand in this community please contact Kathy or Denny Lewis,, 662-4905.

Preschool Applications
Preschool applications for 3-year-old and 4-year-old children for the 2015-2016 school year are available to all church members. 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. Please contact the preschool office at 540-869-1368 or if you have questions.

Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School - "True Spirituality" is being held in room 102. This is a 13 week study, one week intro and 12 weeks video series by Chip Ingram. Fred Fonville has a few copies of the study guide left and there is also a book by the same title. This is a study on the Christian life based on Romans 12, which Chip sees as a summary of the first 11 chapters of Romans. Dale Sigler will be facilitating the class. Come join us!

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.

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