Religious events

Posted: July 5, 2013



Greenwood Baptist


Greenwood Baptist Church, 779 Greenwood Road, Winchester, will hold Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 28 to Aug. 1.

This year’s theme is “Friend or Foe” with the Seeing Truth Ministries. There will be games, puppets, singing, and chalk drawings. Call 540-665-0368.







Mt. Olive UMC

Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, U.S. 50 west of Winchester, will have a one-day Vacation Bible School, “SonWest Roundup — A Rip Roarin’ Good Time With Jesus,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 13.

Classes are for children preschool age and up. Call 540-662-4067.







Calvary Baptist Church

Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God is the theme for Vacation Bible School to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to July 12 at Calvary Baptist Church in Winchester.

Activities will be available for children from nursery to rising sixth-graders. Dinner will be served at 5:15 p.m.

For more information or to register, visit calvarywinchester.organd click on the VBS tab.



Guilfield Baptist

Guilfield Baptist Church, Millwood, will celebrate its 148th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Henry Hall and congregation of the Esbie BaptistChurch will be the guests.









Emmanuel UMC

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 15-19 at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Stephenson.

Children age 4 through those who have completed fifth grade may attend the free event.

The theme is Cokesbury’s “Everywhere Fun Fair.”

To register online, visit emmanuelumc.comor email













Greenwood UMC


Greenwood United Methodist Church, 726 Greenwood Road, will have new hours for worship services this summer. Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. and adult Sunday school will follow at 10:45 a.m.

A new sermon series begins Sunday on “Jesus Who? The Good News as told by Mark, Matthew and Luke.”











Highland Presbyterian


God’s Backyard Bible Camp for ages 4 to those who have completed fifth grade will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday to Thursday at Highland Memorial Presbyterian Church in Winchester.


Contact Sandy Ambrose at 540-662-0809 to register for Vacation Bible School.



St. John’s Lutheran

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Back Mountain Road, will have Mocha and a Message at 6 p.m. July 20 in the social hall.

This is contemporary gospel music along with coffee and other beverages and light refreshments.

There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken to benefit community outreach.

During the summer months, the service will be held the third Saturday.


Camp of Faith Church

The Camp of Faith Church, 635 Double Church Road, Stephens City, will host a free ice cream social at 5 p.m. July 14 with fellowship, communion, and volleyball. Call 540-869-0497.







First UMC

Shenandoah Valley Creative Arts Day Camp will be held July 29 to Aug. 2 at First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Braddock St.

Rising second- to eighth-graders may attend. Contact Melody Harmon at 540-662-3151 or pick up a registration form at one of the downtown churches.






Hebron Baptist

Hebron Baptist Church, Gore, will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. July 14-19 for ages 2 years to teens. The theme is “Kingdom Rock.”







Stephens City UMC

Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St., Stephens City, will celebrate the freedoms citizens have as Americans and Christians with special music in honor of Independence Day during morning worship this Sunday..




Vacation Bible School, “Gotta Move! Keeping in Step with the Spirit,” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21-26 for ages preschool to fifth grade.

Register at 540-869-3574 or

The Voices of Youth - Awakening the Church to Mission, a choir of youth from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Churches, will perform at 7 p.m. July 12 at the church.


Voices of Youth choir is high school youth from the United Methodist Churches across the state. The program will consist of choral and instrumental music, interpretative movement and visuals.





There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted.









Duncan Memorial UMC

Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church in Berryville will host a Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School Program from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday to July 12.

To register, go to dmumc.organd click on the Kingdom Rock VBS link or call 540-955-1264.


Hayfield Assembly of God

The Stevens Family Concert will be held at 6 p.m. July 21 at Hayfield Assembly of God, 5118 Northwestern Pike, Gore.

Contact 540-877-1443 or or visit






Shiloh Baptist

Shiloh Baptist Church, Winchester, has a Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays.























Winchester Seventh-day Adventist

“His Helping Hands,” sponsored by the Winchester Seventh-day Adventist Church, meets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays at 156 Lambden Ave.

The mission is to give back to the community by knitting, crocheting or sewing items to be donated to patients in hospitals and nursing homes. A light lunch will be served. It is open to the public. Call 540-722-4272.









Religious events

Religious events are published Fridays. The information is due a week before the event. Email or or mail to Frances C. Lowe, life editor, The Winchester Star, 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601.