The Old Stone Church Foundation
Celebrating 250 Years of Methodist Beginnings in America
September 10, 2016

The Old Stone Church Foundation is proud to announce the 250th Anniversary Celebration of the Old Stone Church Site, to be held at the historic site on September 10, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Join us as we celebrate 250 years since Methodists were first deeded property in America for “no other use but for a church and graveyard.”  Everyone is welcome! 


Procession – 1:30 P.M.
Participants Meet at Mount Zion UMC and at Leesburg, UMC

Processional groups of United Methodists will commence walking and singing hymns from the two original churches formed from the Old Stone Church. The churches will converge outside the gate, and join together in one voice to sing and enter the cemetery property together.

At the Historical Site – 2:00 P.M.

Welcome, Introductions, History of the Site
      Chuck Williams, Vice President, Old Stone Church Foundation

Hymn Sing

The Old Stone Church Foundation
      Ralph Carver, PresidentOld Stone Church Foundation

Introduction of the Keynote Speaker
      Rev. Larry ThompsonWinchester District  Superintendent

Keynote Address
      Rev. Dr. Clarence Brown, Jr.Senior Pastor, Annandale UMC

Hymn Sing


Socializing on Site  (3:00 – 4:00 P.M.)

We hope United Methodists from around the conference will come and take this opportunity to get to know more about the Old Stone Church Site and our rich Methodist heritage.  Forms will be available for purchasing a memorial brick to be placed in the prayer garden on the site. 
Directions to the Old Stone Church Site



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Background photos courtesy of VDOT.

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