The mission of the Children’s Ministry at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church in Burke, Va., is to build a solid Christian foundation by loving, teaching and nurturing children in our community so that we ignite a lifelong passion for living a Christian life.

Click here to  download a PDF of our schedule of events for the 2021-2022 school year. 

To take part in the  Children’s Ministry (Nursery-6th Grade) programs, please complete our registration form.  To access please click here.  

Our Weekly Children's Message/More about Pastor Jiyeon

Every St. Stephen’s Online worship service features a special Children’s Message typically delivered by Pastor Jiyeon. It is a special message “just for them” that is related to the day’s sermon. You can also typically view the weekly Children’s Message on our Facebook page later in the week. To view a sample Children’s Message, please look below.

To view an entire playlist on YouTube of  St. Stephen’s Children’s Messages, click here!

St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Message, Sunday, August 15, 2021

Meet Rev. Jiyeon Kim,  Associate Pastor for Children and First Impressions

Pastor Jiyeon was born in Incheon South Korea, and has travelled to the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, and China.  She graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Social Welfare in 2008, and from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012. Jiyeon enjoys meeting new people because it involves “learning a new world where I have never been, and inviting them into my world,” and loves teaching children about God because of “their pure and joyful heart toward God — and the unexpected answers they give me.” In her spare time, Jiyeon enjoys music, drama, organizing, and learning new things.

Phone: 703-978-8724 Ext: 103

To contact Pastor Jiyeon in writing please click here

Sunday School and Nursery Information 2021-2022

The Children’s Sunday School Ministry Team is excited to meet our young friends in-person this year. Regular in-person Sunday school starts August 29, 2021, at 10 a.m. Several changes have been made for safety in this ongoing COVID season. Below you can download a PDF with all the  information you need to ensure your children have a  safe and meaningful learning experience about God’s love at St. Stephen’s.

To download the PDF that has complete information on our 2021-2022 program, please click here.

St. Stephen's Children's Summer Sunday School

“Creative with God” was the theme of this year’s  Children’s Summer Sunday School.

Each Sunday through Aug. 22, a new Summer Sunday School video was added to the St. Stephen’s YouTube Channel, featuring a member of the St. Stephen’s family sharing his or her creative gift.  At left, you can view a Video Invitation to Children’s Summer Sunday School  from Ms. Kate, our Sunday school coordinator. While the program has concluded, you can still  view the videos on the St. Stephen’s YouTube Channel,

Have you seen The Light?

Read the May 2021 edition of The Light!, written and produced by the St. Stephen’s Church Children’s Ministry program. Click here or on the newsletter image to download a PDF of  May  2021 edition of The Light!