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BBQ Sunday


Beginning immediately after the 9:45 am service and continuing through the early afternoon, please join the church for a BBQ Cookout on the front lawn and in Fellowship Hall. Moon Bounce, Corn Hole, Volleyball, and
a variety of self-directed fun and games for all ages. This is a GREAT Sunday to invite a friend to one of our worship services and then stay for food & fellowship as we kick off the fall season together.


Give Up Cooking Dinner on Wednesday Nights During Lent

Come join the community on Wednesday nights for dinner during the season of Lent from 6 – 7:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.  This is a great opportunity to connect with others in the community!  A communion service (20 – 25 minutes) will be offered in the Sanctuary beginning at 7 pm.   Nursery provided from 6 – 7:30 pm in C46.  Cost is $8 for Adults, $5 for Children (2 – 11 years old), maximum $25 per family.  Online registration and payment will be up soon!

Wednesday Night Menus

February 21

Peach Glazed Ham
Scalloped potatoes
Mixed Green salad
Fruit Bowl
Assorted Cookies
Lemonade & Water

February 28

Macaroni and Cheese
Italian Sausage
Veggie Medley
Lemonade & Water

March 7

Roast Chicken
Green Beans
Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
Lemonade & Water

March 14

Pork Roast
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce
Lemonade & Water

March 21 

Hamburger Casserole
Mixed Green Salad
Fruit Cocktail
Blondie Bars
Lemonade & Water

Your help is needed: meals, visiting, driving!

St. Stephen’s will be serving as a shelter for 40 to 55 homeless men and women again this year!

Whether you have an hour or several hours to donate, your help is needed and greatly appreciated:

  • Late afternoons and evenings: opening up, hosting, cooking dinner, preparing bag lunches, talking with guests
  • Overnight: serving as a host, fixing coffee, talking
  • Mornings: setting out breakfast, hosting, fixing coffee, cleaning

Breakfast volunteers will be expected to put out breakfast and lunch items, and to clean as necessary.

Evening Volunteers will be expected to assist with putting out snacks, and visiting with our guests.

FACETS staff will be present for all shifts. Email Pastor Drew or Cathy Liverman with any questions.

Your donations are also needed: travel size toiletries; adult socks, underwear, gloves, and hats; $5 McDonalds gift cards.

Click HERE to view and sign up for available times.


2018 Let it Glow January Lock-in


The Plan:

  • Meet at St. Stephen’s on Friday, January 5 at 7pm. Party til 9pm.

  • Leave on a bus to go to FLIGHT Trampoline Park for Black-Light-Trampoline and fun until 12am.

  • Return to St. Stephen’s for sleep or more fun until 7am Saturday January 6.


Who should come?   You and all your friends.

Do we have to sign-up?   Yes. We only have 56 spots on the bus, so please register using the form below.

How much does it cost?   $30 ahead of time (see form below), $40 at the door.  Scholarships are available.  Email Pastor Drew if you would like to talk about a scholarship or partial payment.

Does everyone need a form?   Yes, all youth need a form signed by an adult (parent or the adult responsible for the group).  Click HERE to download the Permission Form.

Will we sleep?   Yes.  We’ll have sleeping areas, and our plan will include a lights-out-time.

Should we eat before arriving?   Yes.  There will be food, but please eat a meal beforehand.

Can we come late?   We will take new arrivals up until 8:30pm.  After that, the “doors close”.

Can we leave early?   Yes.  But we ask that you make a plan for when you’ll be picked up.

Other questions?   Please feel free to e-mail us.

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A Year With Frog and Toad Kids

Children and families are encouraged to attend worship together as the Mustard Seed Ministry presents their Spring musical in worship. Many connections with faith and friendship are found in the beloved stories of Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel. Between services, from 10 – 11 am, and immediately following the second service, hospitality and a variety of learning stations to help children connect more deeply with the content will be offered. We hope to see you in worship on June 11. This is a great Sunday for your children to invite a friend!

St. Stephen’s Band Camp

St. Stephen’s Youth Band is holding a Bandcamp to:

  1. Jam a lot.
  2. Record some of our songs.
  3. Write, learn, and practice songs for next year.

July 5, 6 and 7 from 10am to 3:30pm (BYO lunch)

Sign up to be added to the list or e-mail for more information.


Important note: You DO NOT have to already be a part of the band (or this church) to participate. Especially if you sing or play trumpet 🙂

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2017 Ski Trip

We’re going to Whitetail Ski Resort in Pennsylvania, 93 miles from the St. Stephen’s UMC parking lot, on an all-day trip that starts at 6:30 am and that ends at St. Stephen’s about 8:00 pm, all on Monday, February 6, which is an FCPS student holiday.  Costs range from $64 for a lift ticket, for those who bring their own equipment, to $92 for a first-timer’s package including helmet, equipment, group lesson, and lift ticket.  For more experienced skiers, there are packages for $103 that includes the easiest slopes, to $116 for an all-mountain lift ticket.  The packages all include helmets, which we recommend very seriously.  (I always wear one, and think they add a degree of safety that’s really sensible these days.) We have scholarships available for anyone who asks.

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