Download a PDF Calendar of  our  St. Stephen’s Youth Events scheduled for the rest of 2021 (updated November  18, 2021) 

Download a PDF Calendar of  our upcoming St. Stephen’s Youth Events scheduled for 2022.   

Youth Sunday School Is Back

The middle school group meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday at the church  in Room M9. The high school Sunday School group resumes meeting in January.   Contact Pastor Forrest for more info!

Minecraft Mondays

Come  join our server as we build our community in Minecraft. Starts at 3  p.m. and then we play a different game like Among Us at 4 p.m. 
When : Every Monday at 3 p.m.
Where : Online on Zoom at  Meeting ID: 811 9104 5384
For more information,  please contact Pastor Forrest.  

Connect with St. Stephen’s  Youth

Connect with the St. Stephen’s Youth on Instagram @saintstephensyouth

Our Mission: Ignite Active Christian Faith in the lives of young people in the community. 

Outdoor, in-person youth events are happening

St. Stephen’s Youth is happily and safely moving to in-person outdoor small groups that meet bi-weekly. Our groups are made up of 12 or less peoplewho safely meet in person using our onsite entryway health screening. You can request times and locations via our Online ConnectCard at

Connect with St. Stephen’s  Youth

Connect with the St. Stephen’s Youth on Instagram @saintstephensyouth

Watch a replay of the Youth Sunday Livestream Service that took place Sunday, June 6, 2021

St. Stephen's Youth Group Member Shares Her Testimony

St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church Youth Group member Sarah Hingst share’s her testimony about her experience at St. Stephen’s in Burke, Virginia. Sarah’s remarks were taken from a longer video that was part of St. Stephen’s 2021 Youth Sunday service. You can view Sarah’s remarks in their entirety and the whole Youth Sunday service by visiting

Youth Ministry Vision Summit '21

Thank you to all who took part in our  Youth Ministry Vision Summit   at St. Stephen’s, Aug. 27, 2021,

October Youth Mission Project a Success!

Thank you to all the volunteers who made the October Youth Mission Project at the Chapel in the Glenn a success, Saturday, Oct. 10. For more photos of this event, please visit the St. Stephen’s Facebook page. 

Information on our Fall Line Up of Programs for Young Adults and Youth Coming Soon! Be sure to check back regularly and follow our Youth Instagram page. 

Congratulations to our new  confirmands

Congratulations to the confirmands who joined St. Stephen’s Church as professing members, Sunday, Sept. 27th, during our first in-person service held since March. We are pleased to announce that these young people have joined St. Stephen’s : Tucker Battan was baptized and joined. The following joined the church through confirmation: Lauren Rose Allen, Amanda Armstrong, Aspen Arabella Madden Caldwell, Abby Grace Czzowitz, Andrew (Drew) French, Dallen Chase Frutchey, Aaron Michael Gardner, Olivia McKenzie Saint-Victor and Jeffrey Phillip Stockwell. We’d also like to congratulate the families who supported our new new members. Thanks to all the volunteers and staff who helped make this special service possible. This video celebration of this special event was featured in our Oct. 4, 2020 online worship service. To view the complete service, please visit

Meet Pastor Forrest,  associate pastor for Youth,Young Adults, and Outreach

Pastor Forrest (yes, like Forrest Gump) grew up in the Methodist church as a pastor’s kid. He came to real faith in Jesus when as a Senior in High school in Hampton Roads where he was born and raised. He went on to major in Earth and Environmental Science at Virginia Wesleyan College, while being a part of ministry on campus and off with Younglife and others. He married the love of his life, Emilee, in 2018 on a hot July day. They met on a mission trip to Nicaragua. He loves Baseball and the Chicago Cubs! He is a fan of NC State and the Carolina Panthers. Pastor Forrest grew up at the beach, so he learned how to surf and skim board which came naturally having skate- and long-boarded for years. He enjoys video games because they connect him to old friends. He also enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities.
Phone: 703-978-8724 Ext: 105

To contact Pastor Forrest in writing please click here

2020 St. Stephen's Church Summer Mission Highlights

Thank you to all the volunteers and team leaders who took part in the 2020 St. Stephen’s Church’s Youth Summer Missions. Below are two videos that highlight how our young missionaries put their faith into action. The registration deadline for the 2021 Summer Mission is Monday, July 12th!