VBS 2024 July 21-25| 6pm – 8:15pm

Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they will have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar VBS rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that is light years of faith-building fun. Stellar VBS is a Bible-rich program grounded in hands-on, multi-sensory learning experience that kids will be talking about for years to come.

Day 1
Jesus comes as a baby to be King.
When life feels dark, shine Jesus’ light.

Day 2
Jesus accepts Zacchaeus.
When people don’t get along, shine Jesus’ light.

Day 3
Jesus enters Jerusalem as a King.
When good things happen, shine Jesus’ light.

Day 4
Jesus cares for his mother during his crucifixon.
When people are sad, shine Jesus’ light.

Day 5
Philip helps the Ethiopian.
When people need help, shine Jesus’ light.

Every night:
Songs, stories, crafts, games, snacks.



Summer STEM Camps (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus on helping children to develop new skills through experimental designs and applications.  Various classes are offered for two age groups (grades K-2 and grades 3-5) with small group sizes of only 5-15 children, so registration is required.  Certified teachers and volunteers lead each session, and past topics have included robotic Legos, cooking, sewing, music, art, drama, and science.

Classes run for one week each, daily from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  Fees are minimal, limited to only the cost of supplies, and scholarships are available.

STEM Camps coordinator is Jacquetta Owen.

Summer 2024 STEM Camps schedule:
Art Camp – June 19-23
Science Camp – June 26-30
Robotic Legos – July 10-14

Registration Form coming soon!


Saturday, October 26, 2024  |  1pm – 4pm

Our annual community Trunk or Treat is SCUMC’s major fall event!  Held on a Saturday before Halloween in the afternoon, the church’s back parking lot is filled with vehicles with decorated trunks handing out FREE candy galore!   Games, prizes, photo ops, and gift card drawings make it a fun afternoon for the whole family.  Stephens City Fire Department sets up a truck for kids to explore and grab a photo with Sparky the Fire Dog!  A costume parade concludes the event, escorted by Stephens City Police Department.

Trunk or Treat coordinator is Jacquetta Owen.


Our annual Easter Egg Hunt, held at the Newtown Commons, is an event for the whole family!  Open to the community and FREE!  All are welcome.

With hunts for four different age groups (from toddlers to age 12) including a “challenge maze” hunt for the older kids, there are plenty of eggs stuffed with candy, prizes, and more to be found by each child in attendance.  The Easter Bunny will be there for photo ops, Mayor Mike Diaz, Stephens City Fire Department with their truck and Sparky the Fire Dog, Stephens City Police Department for traffic control and oversight, plus there’s face painting, lots of yard games, Balloon Man Mike Bulley, Lolo the Clown, live music, food trucks, and more!

Be sure to check out the flower sale & bake sale being held at the same time by our United Women in Faith.  A fun afternoon for the whole family!  Don’t forget to bring your own basket and money for food.

Easter Egg Hunt coordinator is Cathy Barley.

Everyone loves a birthday party!  To help us celebrate the birth of Jesus, we are planning a party of our own for kids in grades 1 -5 and their parents.  On Friday, Dec. 8 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm we will partake in pizza, a Christmas movie on the big screen, popcorn, a reading of the Christmas story and, of course, birthday cake.  Due to food planning, you MUST REGISTER BY WED. DEC. 6.  Register Here

Interested in Church Camp for your child?  Check out Camp Overlook just north of Harrisonburg, VA, a camp and retreat center sponsored by our UMC district!  Traditional overnight summer camp offerings for rising 4th – 12th graders, day camps for younger children, and special camps like soccer camp (still following the church camp program.)  Meet God on the mountain!

We’ll add more here soon!