To follow Jesus means to be his disciple — which means “student” — and for all us students, there is always more to learn about scripture, tradition, and the practices of living a Christian life. In keeping with tradition, we do that together as a community of practice. The basic idea is that by living our lives in imitation of Jesus, we become more like him: generous, free, merciful, loving, oriented toward justice, able to forgive, and above all, faithful to God. Below find a glimpse of what’s coming up this year. All are welcome, contact us for more information.
Wednesday Night Bible Study
Gathering together on Wednesday nights to share a meal, to tell stories, and to learn and listen together while reading the Bible is a time-honored tradition. Christians of all denominations use this time mid-week to strengthen their faith and develop relationships with one another and with the living God revealed to us in scripture.
Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm. Dinner begins at 6pm, program and discussion begins at 6.30pm. We take breaks periodically or between sessions. Please contact Rev Steve for the latest plan.
As part of the Episcopal Church’s commitment to Becoming Beloved Community, St Stephen’s has been undertaking a series of Anti-Racism curricula and discussion groups. In the Fall of 2021 we have two circles working our way through the Sacred Ground program. Please be in touch with Rev Steve if you would like to know more about our commitment to this aspect of our faith.
Seasonal Programs in Advent and Lent
During the seasons of Advent and Lent, we offer additional programs to enrich your spiritual life. Details will be provided closer to the dates, but previous programs have included additional Wednesday night discussions, Sunday morning programs (between services), and material to take home and develop into a personal practice for individuals and families.
“Retreats” are a time set apart, when members of the community can put aside all our worldly cares and spend time together in concentrated community: talking, learning, sharing meals, and often just “wasting time with God” for the sake of getting in some good Sabbath.