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Groups and Learning




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

Adult Forum

(Sundays at 9:30 AM In-Person & Zoom)
Each Sunday we host an Adult Forum with rotating topics and speakers as a way to engage our faith and the world through conversation and learning.

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. 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)

Education for Ministry (EfM) beginning in mid-January each year. Through study, prayer, and reflection, EfM groups move toward a new understanding of the fullness of God’s kingdom. Dig deeper into the Christian faith, studying the Bible, Church History, and theological ideas, and reflect on connecting faith with life experiences. An EfM seminar group consists of six to twelve participants and a trained mentor that meets weekly over the course of a nine-month academic year. The cost is $375 for the year, which includes all books we engage. Scholarship assistance is available. Please contact the group Mentor, Laura Thewalt about St. Stephen’s EfM group.

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.