St. Stephen’s has a reputation of being a friendly church and has a long tradition of caring. Examples of some of our caring programs include:
Pastors: Our pastors are ready to assist you with prayer; pastoral care; counseling; spiritual growth and direction; religious, moral and emotional support. Learn more about our pastors a view their contact information on Our Pastors page.
If you would like additional information on or support from any of our caring programs, we encourage you to visit our Connect Page and fill out our online contact form Please let us know which program you are interested in and a member of our staff will reach out the the program’s leader who will respond to your request. You should also feel free to contact our church office at 703-978-8724 with any questions.
Prayer Chain : confidentially passes along requests for prayers and follows up by praying for those in need. Prayer requests may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Shepherd’s Ministry : is a network of caring neighbors who offer friendship and support by staying in contact with people over time. During social distancing, it is a ‘calling ministry.’ The ministry helps people feel connected in a personal way to St. Stephen’s faith community. To learn more about the Shepherd’s Ministry and read a feature on the program, visit our Shepherd’s Ministry page.
Stephen Ministry : is a team of specially trained men and women providing confidential one-on-one emotional and spiritual support for people who are hurting from grief, divorce, illness, and many other life difficulties. If you need someone to talk to, a Stephen Minister may be able to help. For more information please visit our Stephen Ministry page.
Prayer Shawl/Comfort Quilt Ministry : lovingly knits, crochets, quilts and prays over a variety of items to wrap the receivers in God’s warm embrace during times of serious illness or sadness.
Bereavement Committee : assists with funerals and memorial / celebration services as well as the associated receptions for the family and friends. We are currently following all health and safety guidelines for group gatherings.
Baptism Bibs : lovingly creates and donates a unique “Jesus loves me” bib to babies who are baptized at St. Stephen’s, welcoming them to our church family.