St. Stephen’s UMC offers adults many opportunities to connect with one another for fellowship, discipleship, and service through a variety of different formats – short term studies, ongoing small groups, exercise groups, crafting circles, book discussions, service groups, and so much more.   We are confident that there is a place for you to develop meaningful friendships and grow in your relationship with God.  If not, please let us know how we can better serve your needs by emailing Pastor Jiyeon To learn more about what is being currently offered, please check out the fuller descriptions listed below.

Sunday School

St. Stephen’s provides a wide variety of Sunday school offerings for adults. Most classes meet during the 9:45 am worship service, concurrently with children’s Sunday School classes.  However, some classes meet at other times. Each class has its own personality and focus. Many times members will shift classes when their interests change.  To learn more, click here.

Young Adults

Join us for happy hour at Oh George every 1st Tuesday at 6 pm and brunch at a (rotating) local restaurant every 3rd Sunday at 12:15 pm. Email Pastor Forrest for more information.

Women’s Small Groups

Wed. Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays: 9:15 am in C40. Open to all women on a drop in basis.

2nd Cup of Coffee where Moms Connect
Monday’s 9:15-10:45 am during the school year when FCPS are open.  Meets in C41 and is open to mothers, grand-mothers, or other care providers of children and teens.

Lunch With Friends
Lunch with Friends — This group of women of all ages meets at 11:15 am on the third Tuesday of the month from September through June. Attendees bring their own lunch and drink; the coordinators provide delicious desserts. Programs may include music by the Maranantha choir, Bingo with prizes, twice a year catered luncheons and other fun surprises. RSVPs are coordinated by Diane Yim. Please join us March 19, April 16, May 21, June 18, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, and Dec 17.

United Methodist Women (UMW) / Men (UMM)

The United Methodist Women have many different small groups called circles.

The United Methodist Men meet for breakfast once a month.


St Stephen’s has numerous musical choirs and ensembles for adults. Please visit our Music page for more information on these opportunities.

The Shepherd Center

St. Stephen’s UMC partners with The Shepherd’s Center of Fairfax-Burke to provide additional programming for older adults.  This non-profit organization helps older adults continue to live independently in their own homes. A variety of support services and enrichment programs are provided by older adult volunteers who use the knowledge and skills acquired over their lifetimes to offer assistance to their peers.  Robin Lanning is the representative at St. Stephen’s who coordinates this area of ministry.