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.
LEARN & GROW
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.
(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. Please join us to reflect and share insights on the upcoming readings.
Men's Spirituality Group
The group is focused on sharing and reflecting on beliefs, concepts, and timeless ideas from a wide range of sources with the objective of promoting the male journey towards spiritual and emotional maturity. This is done thru honoring the other’s experience by being present with each other, listening from the heart, and holding a non-judgmental perspective. The group meets on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month at the Haven Center, at 6:30 PM.
Education for Ministry (EFM)
All baptized Christians are called to be active participants in the church’s total ministry. 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 2:00 PM In-Person & Online)
The Presence Group has been reading and meditating together since 2005. We are a group of contemplative individuals whose purpose is to strive to be continually awake to the certain presence of God in ourselves, in others, and in all living things; to live with intention, and to try to discern God’s desire for our lives. We do this by exploring a variety of sources through group discussion, through active prayer lives, and by engaging in meditation – both group and individual – to “listen with the heart” for God’s voice. We acknowledge that this is a life-long work that requires patience and commitment. We welcome anyone who wishes to join us. Our blog can be found here. Questions? Email Fred Bellido.
In-Person Bible Study on Tuesdays
Join us in the Gathering Area at 6:30 PM to study the New Testament, starting with the Gospels this fall.