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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 on Zoom)
Gathers to pray the rosary and fellowship together weekly. Open to youth as well as adults.

Currently praying the Luminous Mysteries.  We will pray these from 1/6 through 2/17/2024.

Sunday Forum

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

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)

Will resume their meetings on 1/10/24.

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. 

First Sunday Lunch Meet-Up

1st Sunday of the month after 10:30 AM service.

We meet in the portico and go to Jason’s Deli. This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other St. Stephen’s parishioners.


Intergenerational Service Project

(1st Sunday of the month at 9:30 AM)

Join us at 9:30 AM in Pecore Hall for our Intergenerational Service Project where we will re-bag rice and beans for our ministry partners. This is a great activity for all ages.

Women's Spirituality Group

Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10am-12pm, Havens Center.

Sarah Flick (spiritual director and psychiatrist) will be joining us to discuss her book, Desire, Mystery, and Belonging: A Spiritual Memoir.

Sarah will also be sharing some of her own  spiritual practices with us, including journaling, practices for the season of Lent, and her genuine belief that in Nature, God is revealed to us in special ways.

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 Havens 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

(Thursdays from 7:00 to 8;30 PM, in-person or Zoom)

Book Study on The Universal Christ, by Richard Rohr. Our meetings are on Zoom and in person. 

Email Fred Bellido to get the Zoom link.

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