Welcome to St. Stephen's United Methodist Church
St. Stephen’s Church is a lively, inclusive community-minded church of faith in Burke, Virginia.
Our mission at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our Vision is to Receive Christ as the key to life, awake and alive, growing in knowledge and love of God. Reflect Christ as the catalyst for community, inclusive and engaged, igniting mission and service for all. Relay Christ as the call for a new generation, convinced and committed, sharing faith and hope with others.
Thank you for visiting our website. We hope you find it helpful as you seek information about our church community.
St. Stephen’s currently offers two in-person services every Sunday : a 9 a.m. outdoor worship service with Holy Communion and an indoor 11 a.m. service for which reservations are required. You can also view our 11 a.m. service live on YouTube (with a running chat you can take part in) as well as watch a replay of the service at your convenience. To view our weekly online worship services and to find out more about St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, please visit our worship page.
Learn more about St. Stephen's Church
Visit our Worship page for more about our different services
Visit our New Here? page for more information for new visitors and guests.
Do you have children? Visit our Next Generation page for information about our ministries for children, youth, and young adults.
Visit the Our Pastors page to learn about the St. Stephen’s pastoral staff. We also have a list of Our Staff.
Contact us if you would like more information.
Getting To St. Stephen's United Methodist Church
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church is located on a sprawling wooded campus on 9203 Braddock Road in Burke, Va., 22015, between Rolling Rd. and Guinea Rd., less than four miles from the main campus of George Mason University and short drive to the Capital Beltway.
The church is set off Braddock Road behind some trees, but is well-marked with signs. From Braddock Rd., turn onto Bradfield Dr. and make an immediate left into the St. Stephen’s parking lot.
Plenty of parking is available on our site, and special visitor parking spots are available at the main entrance. If you enter the parking lot from the Bradfield Dr. side, proceed to the stop sign and turn right into the main parking area. On Sundays at the main entrance, you will be greeted by friendly people who can help you find parking.
You can use the map below to see just where St. Stephen’s is located.
The Scroll, The Official Newsletter of St. Stephen's Church
You can download a PDF of the Scroll by visiting www.ststephensfairfax.org/the-scroll
The PDF version includes clickable links on nearly every item in the 16-page booklet. The St. Stephen’s Communications Department created the new edition and welcomes your feedback.
Click here to share your thoughts and what you would like to see included in upcoming Scrolls.
Thank you to all the groups and individuals who contributed to the new Scroll. Thank you also to the volunteer St. Stephen’s Photo Ministry and church Communications Committee for their support.
All submissions for the Fall Scroll, which is scheduled to be published in mid to late August, are due Aug. 8, 2021. Please contact our communications ministry for more info on submitting announcements and stories.
To view PDFs of other recent Scrolls, please visit www.ststephensfairfax.org/the-scroll
Our Vision Statement
The St. Stephen’s vision statement:
1. Receive Christ as the key to life, awake and alive, growing in knowledge and love of God.
2. Reflect Christ as the catalyst for community, inclusive and engaged, igniting mission and service for all.
3. Relay Christ as the call for a new generation, convinced and committed, sharing faith and hope with others.
Where will the church go next? Simply put, only God knows. With a deep commitment to follow where God’s Holy Spirit leads, St. Stephen’s is certain to be where the people of God meet people seeking God.