Arden United Methodist Church

Arden United Methodist Church
4464 Arden-Nollville Road
Martinsburg, WV 25401


Pastor: Rev. Mary Jo Sims

4464 Arden-Nollville Road, Martinsburg, WV 25401

Sunday Worship: 8:30 am  & 10:45 am
Sunday School: 9:45 am

Church Telephone: 304-267-6165



Our Mission

About Us

     Arden is located in a beautiful rural setting, surrounded by orchards and folk who are the salt of the earth.  We believe our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ by nurturing our own spirit through study, worship and fellowship, and by reaching out to those beyond the church walls by providing resources and substance to those in need of a relationship with God and in physical needs, such as food.

Our History 


     One acre of ground was deeded in 1779 for the establishment of a church and the burial of the dead.  The stone meeting house was built and Quaker services were held until after the Civil War when the church was passed on the the Methodists.  The original stone structure had deteriorated and was removed in 1910.

     An educational wing was built on the west side in 1957 to provide a fellowship hall and Sunday School rooms.  A disastrous fire caused extensive damage to the church on the night of Palm Sunday 1979.  The rebuilding process brought a new room for educational purposes and eventuallly the complete restoration of the sanctuary.  In 2006, after a long fund raising and planning process, the new Family Life Center was opened.  Now the home of athletic events, dinners, meetings and various other fellowship programs the center has been a wonderful addition to the church and community.

     Nestled in Berkeley County orchard country for nearly 230 years, the Arden United Methodist Church family prays together, plays together and experiences misson together.  We offer an active program throughout the year which invites everyone to participate.  We welcome others to join our church family in worship every Sunday.  As we work together, we will help make Christ's spirit more alive in our community and world.  Being a servant church is not an easy task.  We need everyone's willing spirit to help us be of better service.