St. Stephen’s Summer Programs for Children and Families

While this summer’s in-person children’s and family events and camps have been cancelled due the COVID-19 situation, St. Stephen’s has put together an outstanding line-up of free online activities that we hope you will enjoy. Below is a list of our planned offerings.

Online Summer Sunday School

Join Pastor Jiyeon online  every Sunday this summer at 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. (30 minutes for each class) to sing, learn about a Bible story and take part in arts and craft activities, games, and discussion, (depending on topics and ages). Both younger and older groups will be using the same link. Younger children : be sure to have paper and crayons to draw and color. Older children :  have your Bible available before each class. To join the Online Summer Sunday School, click here  and enter the passcode 392766.

Pajama Story-time- Every Monday Night

Young friends, wear pajamas, bring stuffed animals, and join Pastor Jiyeon ‘PJ’ for story-time. She reads a story from a Children’s Bible and has a good night prayer for you every Monday at 7 pm. Click here to reach the Zoom meeting every Monday night. The Zoom meeting passcode is 392766

St. Stephen’s Free Online Virtual Summer Camps

Through mid-August St. Stephen’s is offering free daily online programs for elementary school-aged children. This online camp will be held Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. on Zoom. Each week features a new theme.  Each day’s sessions will include 30-45 minutes of activities. All camps include a short devotion/bible story and prayer. Some camps might require supplies that your family will need to  prepare to participate in it (e.g. cooking and crafts).

Weekly Theme Schedule

    • 7/6-7/10: Musical Instruments

    • 7/13-7/17: Vacation Bible School ‘Knights of North Castle’ (Video resource on YouTube)

    • 7/20-7/24: Cooking

    • 7/27-7/31: Peace & Justice

    • 8/3-8/7: Science

    • 8/10-8/14: TBD

    • 8/17-8/21: Animals

The Zoom meeting link for all camp meetings  is

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89747526390?pwd=dnY3VnJUYUFQYndGYytDNlYzR2lYZz09

The passcode for all camp sessions is  392766

We hope you will join us this summer!

PJ’s Chapel- Every Wednesday Morning 

Young friends, you are invited to PJ (Pastor Jiyeon)’s Chapel every Wednesday at 10 a.m, for 20 minutes to sing, dance, and learn about the love of God. Join the meeting on Zoom  every Wednesday morning by clicking here. The meeting’s passcode is 392766

Things to remember to join St. Stephen’s Summer Programs

  • All programs are virtual on Zoom, FREE, and open to everyone who loves God and wants to know more about God.

  • If any program requires a password, enter 392766 (39, the number of books in the Old Testament; 27, the number of books in the New Testament; 66, the total number of books in the Bible).

 

Other Special Events in Planning Process:

  • Open Mic Night

  • Family Game Night

  • And, more!

Meet Pastor Jiyeon, 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

Tips on using Zoom Video Conferencing

1. You do not have to sign up for Zoom to use it.

You will receive email invitation from most Zoom online meetings organized by St. Stephen’s. When you receive an invitation all you need to do to take part is click on the meeting link at the scheduled time of the meeting.

2. You do not have be on video to take part in a Zoom meeting. Some folks are understandably camera shy. When using Zoom, there is an option to share your voice and audio only.

3. To be able to easily access both the video and audio portion of a Zoom meeting, the best web browser to use is Chrome, a browser which is free and easy to download if you currently do not use. it.

4. Most Zoom meetings also have a phone in option, if you do not have internet access or do not wish to use your computer.

If you need assistance using Zoom, please contact our office at 703-978-8724 and we can arrange for one of our team to help you.