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The Metheny Family

“We could see God working in so many ways here at Opequon Presbyterian Church.”

I grew up in rural WV and attended a small country church where most people were related in one way or another. This little stone church was much like Opequon Presbyterian Church in that it was a tight knit, multigenerational congregation, and there is where the seeds of living a Christian life were planted. As a young couple relatively new to Winchester, VA, my husband and I met several people in the community that were members of OPC. Through their encouragement, we attended and found that this church is a place where people matter. We became part of a church family that embraces all people, no matter where they are in their walk with Christ. For our family, the “habits” of a Christian life became a true way of truth and life.

We could see God working in so many ways here at Opequon Presbyterian Church. Here we saw people in their 80s playing games and interacting with preschoolers. It was hard to tell who had the biggest grin on their face! Here my teenagers found friendships and mentors both in the pews and on the church’s sand volleyball court during youth meetings. Here we heard the Word of God through song, dance, chimes, and a praise band. Here we were encouraged to come alive spiritually and seek to find God’s will and calling in our lives. Here my family celebrated their biggest joys and grieved our biggest losses all with the love and support of our church family.

As my children have grown into young adults, I see the seeds of OPC being transplanted in their lives lived in other states. They have found their own church families inspired by the congregational love they found here. As our mission statement so aptly states, here at OPC we are “prayerfully equipping disciples of all generations to be Christ’s hands, heart, and feet in the world.”