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Groups and Learning

We value curiosity and thoughtfulness. There are a variety of groups, series, and events that study areas of faith, scripture, and the world around us.



St. Stephens offers many learning and spiritual growth opportunities each week in-person and online. Below are some of the options that we offer, some groups meet all year long and other have specific periods for their meetings. Sign-up for our Newsletter, the E-Star, to receive the latest schedule.

Rosary Group

(Saturdays at 8:00 AM only on Zoom)
Gathers to pray the rosary and fellowship together weekly. Open to youth as well as adults.

Beginning September 2 through September 30 will be praying the Luminous Mysteries. 

Sunday Forum

(Sundays at 9:30 AM in the Havens Center & Zoom

An Episcopal Lens: It is Good to Be Here

A 6-week series to explore how an Episcopalian perspective approaches core issues of self, community, and care. What is it about this tradition and theology that lead us to the progressive values of faith we hold? How does this practice of prayer reflect and inform the ways we live and move and have our being? Join us as we explore our understanding of identity, prayer, land, money, inclusion, and citizenship.

Lectionary Bible Study

(Mondays at Noon via Zoom)
Every Monday at noon, meet with the Rector and other parishioners to discuss the readings for the upcoming week. No preparation is required. 

20’s & 30’s Group

Sundays @ Time TBD, Various Locations.

Gather monthly with peers to ask big questions and go beyond “Sunday School answers.” Contact Rachel for more information.


In-Person Bible Study on Tuesdays

Join us in the Gathering Area at 6:30 PM to study the Book of Acts, also known as Acts of the Apostles.

Faith & Justice Group

(Wednesdays at 6:30 PM via  Zoom)

Join SSEC Faith & Justice weekly Wednesday study group as we continue our dedication and expand our efforts at reconciliation & justice work in our community and beyond.  The group welcomes all those interested in authentic study, dialogue and action (via books, articles, videos, advocacy, collaborative community partnerships) in working toward wholesome humanity for every person, both in church and in society. 

Men's Spirituality Group

Meet monthly over a meal with friends, pray together, and grow in faith.

The group meets on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month at the Haven Center, at 6:30 PM.

Education for Ministry (EFM)

(Monday evenings in the Gathering Area)

Enrolls in late 2023 for Jan ‘24 cohort. 

The EFM program is preparation for the ministry to which we are called. The nucleus of the EFM program – the seminar group – consists of 6 to 12 participants and a trained mentor meeting weekly over a nine month academic year. To register, please contact Laura Thewalt.

The Presence Group

(Sundays at 2:30 PM via Zoom)

Beginning October 1 The Presence Group will begin its next book, Hinds’ Feet on High Places, by Hannah Hurnard.

We are meeting on Zoom Sunday afternoons at 2:30 (chat) and 3:00 book discussion. Email Fred Bellido to get the Zoom link.

Our blog can be found here.