Indoor Church

Effective Sunday, March 13th, masking and social distancing will be optional at indoor gatherings at St. Stephen’s UMC, including worship services, Sunday school classes, small groups, committee meetings, and other activities, while the Fairfax County COVID-19 Community Level remains low or medium.

If the Community Level returns to a high level, masks and social distancing will be required for indoor gatherings.

This change will not affect Preschool safety protocols.
Nursery workers will continue to mask.
Whenever masking and social distancing is optional, all participants are asked to respect one another’s masking decision.

All participants are asked to practice social distancing from those who are wearing a mask.

Virtual/Online Church

For those who choose to worship online, we livestream both our 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. services on YouTube.

Alexa/Apple Podcasts

New! Do you use Alexa on Amazon Music? If you say “Alexa, play St. Stephen’s United Methodist Fairfax Podcasts,” you can easily listen to our podcasts on most of your devices. You can also listen to St. Stephen’s newest uplifting messages and catch up on sermons you may have missed by subscribing to St. Stephen’s Podcasts on Apple Podcasts. We are also on Amazon Prime Music podcasts and on Spotify.

Social Media

At St. Stephen’s we use our social media accounts in several different ways. You will find announcements, events, reminders, photos, prayer concerns and prompts, theological discussions, random thoughts, and much more via these various platforms. It is an easy way to stay connected with your church.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the process for scheduling gatherings/events at St. Stephen's?

To schedule an gathering/event at St. Stephen’s, you will need to complete a Room Reservation Form (click here).  Once you have completed the form it will automatically be sent to the church office for review and approval.

What are the requirements when attending an in-person gathering?

  • If the Community Covid-19 rate for our area is “low” or “medium”, masks and social distancing is not required.  If that rate is “high” then masks and social distancing is required.  

    • if you develop 2 or more of the following symptoms of COVID-19 you should not attend the gathering:
      • Fever
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills
      • Persistent cough
      • Flu-like symptoms
      • Diarrhea or intestinal upset
      • Fatigue
      • Sore throat
      • Headache
      • Muscle pain
      • Recent loss of taste or smell.

Should you have any questions, please call the church office at (703) 978-8724.