Since the 1960s, St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church has been a center for progressive thought and action in Washington, especially in the Columbia Heights and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods, as well as in the Episcopal Church and in the larger society.
With the facilities we own and the community of faith that makes this building its home, we are able to have a wide range of spiritual formation programs and small groups and a number of ongoing projects that provide food to people who are hungry, advocate for affordable housing, and work for justice in our neighborhood and in our city.
Our sizeable and versatile building also enables the congregation to share our physical space as part of our mission and ministry in this city in a couple of different ways:
The building houses a number of community organizations that carry out a wide range of direct local service and international advocacy work. While these organizations rent space and provide an income, the congregation considers these organizations partners in the movement toward justice in our city and the world.
The building also functions as a community center to residents of the neighborhood and city and groups visiting Washington, D.C., from other parts of the country. During some weeks, as many as 2,000 people spend time in our building - families celebrating a birthday, a neighborhood group holding a meeting on an issue, or a group sleeping on the floor while in the city to join a protest or march.
We invite you to consider being a part of our community as we strive to serve God and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.