Worship in the great outdoors at St. Stephen’s UMC,  Burke, Va.

Masks and social distancing are recommended but no longer required at outdoor St. Stephen’s services and events.

With concerns over the increase in cases locally, the Church Council decided to make no policy changes for indoor services and gatherings. Church Council will meet are next week to review and discuss adjustments. The Council also approved a recommendation to discontinue health acknowledgement forms and entryway health check-ins. Signage will be used instead. For your convenience, you may still use the reservation system for our 11 a.m. indoor service or walk-ins are welcome.

We have shifted the location of our 9 a.m. outdoor service into the cooler, shaded side of our parking lot, on the other side of the hedge.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will take place in the Fellowship Hall, where the doors will be left open to increase air movement in the room. Masking and social distancing are needed in the Fellowship Hall at this time. 

This spring, summer and fall,  St. Stephen’ United Methodist Church in Burke, Va., is  holding  outdoor in-person services in the church parking lot every Sunday at 9 a.m. All are invited.

Please be sure to  bring a chair or a lawn blanket. You do not need to make a reservation to attend this service.

You can download our service’s Order of Worship that includes all hymn lyrics here.

These services have been arranged in close coordination with the St. Stephen’s Healthy Church team. For more information on the Healthy Church Team and the steps the church are taking to make sure all church events are conducted in a safe and healthy  manner that comply with all  social distancing  measures, please visit our Healthy Church page. 

Please note : We will continue to hold our online Livestream services that can be viewed on YouTube each Sunday at 11 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you. Look below to view a short video featuring photos taken during our  outdoor Easter Sunrise Service.

St. Stephen’s is conveniently located at 9203 Braddock Rd. in Burke,Va.,near the Kings Park Shopping Center.