Love Gives Fall Stewardship Campaign

The stewardship worship series, “Love Gives” began at St. Stephen’s, Sunday, October 10th.  “Love Gives” is based upon John 3:16a, “For God so loved the world that he gave…” For four special Sundays, St. Stephen’s Church will be particularly focused upon examining both the love of God that is revealed most completely through the gift of the Son and the calling of God on each of our lives to respond in faith to the unconditional, radical love of God by loving one another. 1 John 4:12 tells us, “If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us.” 

Sunday, October 31, is Celebration Sunday for this year’s Love Gives Stewardship Campaign.  Please watch for the information package and commitment card that should arrive to you by mail soon, if it hasn’t already.  

We ask that you prayerfully consider what commitment you are called to make to St. Stephen’s for next year.  Commitment Cards will also be available at the Church and may be offered during both services on Sunday, October 31, during the drive through drop off from 12:15-1:00 PM on the 31st or by mail.  

Two Easy Ways to complete your 2022 Commitment Card

1. You can complete your Commitment Card online by clicking here
2. You can download a PDF so you have your own printed version of the card by clicking here. 

Questions? Please call the church office at 703-978-8724 or send us a message via our online Connect card. Thank you!

Below you will our Love Gives testimonials that have been shared over the past few Sundays.

Love Gives video : Why They Give

Loves Gives Video, The Kepplers

Loves Gives Video, Curt Silvers

Love Gives video : Vickie Bryant

The Ease and Safety of Giving Online to St. Stephen's

The Ease and Safety of Giving Online to St. Stephen’s

While the St. Stephen’s building is currently closed in response to COVID-19, the work of the church goes on.  The church’s staff and its leaders are expanding ways in which they communicate with and support its congregation and the community by offering full online worship services  and a variety of online meetings each week.

Your support allows St. Stephen’s to continue to receive, reflect and relay the teachings of Jesus Christ, even in these challenging times.

Thanks to our many online options, giving to St. Stephen’s is more convenient and safer than ever. Below are the tools and portals you can use to support your community church.

• Please click here  to be taken to our secure giving portal via Vanco Services.

Giving to St. Stephen’s supports a variety of outreach programs, including Grace Ministries, that help our community’s most vulnerable neighbors.

The Vanco Mobile app can be downloaded for free at the Apple App Store or at Google Play. Once downloaded, open the app and type United Methodist Church and search for St. Stephen’s.

You can easily give to St. Stephen’s on PayPal.

Please click here  to be taken to our PayPal Portal. 

• You can also give in support of our Permanent Endowment Fund.

You can even  support St. Stephen’s Church while shopping on Amazon. Each time you order something thru Amazon using the following Amazon link :, 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases will be donated to St. Stephen’s.

If you have any questions about any of the giving portals at St. Stephen’s or if you encounter any challenges accessing them, please call our church office at (703)-978-8724.

If you would like to mail a donation to St. Stephen’s, please send it to

St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church

9203 Braddock Road, Burke, VA, 22015

Thank you again for your support. God bless you.

Six Reasons to Choose eGiving

Did you know that St. Stephen’s offers a variety of ways to easily give? During the pandemic many people at St. Stephen’s have discovered the advantages and convenience of eGiving.
over that of cash and checks. The eGiving program at St. Stephen’s can be used for your one-time gifts or for recurring donations. Below are six benefits of eGiving:

1. It Makes Giving Easy

eGiving makes it simple for you to give exactly how and when you want. You can make a one-time donation or set up recurring gifts right from your computer, tablet or phone.

2. It’s Safe and Secure

You never need to worry about your donation making it into our account. Unlike with checks which can be misplaced. Our payment solutions provider ensures your personal information remains secure.

3. No Cash, No Checks, No Problem

Never worry about forgetting your cash or checkbook at home again. With eGiving, you can make a donation right from your phone.

4. You Can Easily Track Your Giving History

From your eGiving account, you can view past donations, update bank account or credit and debit card information, and set up recurring gifts or adjust existing ones.

5. You Can Give on the Go

With eGiving, you don’t have to physically be at church to contribute. Use our church’s convenient eGiving tools to donate anywhere.

6. It Gives Our Church Stability

Your generous donations support our mission, operations and many ministries. By setting up recurring donations online, you enable us to maintain financial stability and plan for the future.

Need more info or help? Please contact Susan Snow in finance at 703-978-8724, Ext: 106

Why We Give

John 3:16 tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave …” This is a revelation of the heart of God, but it is also the meaning of the Christian life. “God is love” and love gives, and all who claim to believe in God, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, ought to love one another as God has loved us (1 John 4:8, 11). At St. Stephen’s we recognize everything we have comes from God, and we are simply sharing these gifts to grow God’s kingdom. When we give, we demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our community.

Different ways to give to St. Stephen's