May 16th Youth Game Event

St. Stephen’s Youth Game Day, Sunday, May 16th

The  next Youth Ministry  Game Day event will be May 16th, from  1-3 pm outdoors at the youth room at the church.  Casual time to play games and hangout. We will use an entryway health form so you do not have to fill out a health form online before attending.   Sign up for youth emails by messaging us on our Connect Page at

2021 Youth Summer Mission

Open to Rising Seventh to 12th Graders 

Hosted at Sydenstricker UMC, Springfield 

Use this form to sign up

Join us as we partner with other local churches to serve in  Northern Virginia. This summer’s experience will be a “typical” mission trip but our work will be local and our young missionaries will sleep in their homes each night.  Each day we will participate in a different ministry. All required COVID-19 precautions will be followed.   For additional info, please contact Pastor Forrest

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

Youth Sunday School Is Back!

An online version of Youth Sunday School will start Sunday, Feb. 14, at 10 a.m. on Zoom. The class lead by Tom Bradley, Butch Hammel and  Lin Hoffman is open to all 7th-12 graders.  This class will be held on Zoom every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month.  Please use the following link to reach the class beginning February 14th

Ongoing St. Stephen’s Youth Events

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

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

Thank you to all the volunteers and team leaders who took part in St. Stephen’s Church’s Youth Summer “Masked Missions” in June and in July. This year, as a result of the COVID-19 situation, both missions were held locally. Below are two videos that highlight how our young missionaries put their faith into action. Thank you!

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