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Noon Forum meets each month (usually the second Sunday) after coffee hour, starting about 12:15, and going until about 1:30, in the auditorium.
Volunteers are needed to lead the forum. This could involve, for example, sharing your knowledge, facilitating a discussion, or introducing an organization or service opportunity. Some past forums were focused on the diaconate, rites of remembrance of the departed, Nicene Creed translations, the history of the Book of Common Prayer, bishops in the early church, the synoptic Gospels, the non-canonical Gospels, the Gospel reading for the day, and various service organizations. Feel free to use your imagination when proposing topics.
Contact Jim Frazer if you would be willing to lead an upcoming forum.
St. Stephen's has several small groups that meet on a weekly or monthly basis, often at someone's home, around a topic of shared interest. These groups provide an opportunity to get to know other members of the church and deepen your faith. Current small groups include a bilingual meditation group that meets monthly to learn about and practice meditation techniques and book groups reading works such as Being Christian by Rowan Williams and Listening for God by Renita Weems. Another small group is a potluck dinner held at the home of a different member each month (regular attendance is not required; you may attend as often or as infrequently as you'd like). These potlucks are casual get-togethers with no agenda or program - just a chance to visit and get to know other members over a meal.
While not a formal, organized group, our church's labyrinth is still an opportunity for spiritual reflection or growth on an individual level. The labyrinth (a circular walking path, laid out in the style of a maze) is painted on the floor of our sanctuary (main worship space) near the Newton St. entrance. Anyone is welcome to use the labyrinth at any time. The most typical use of a labyrinth is to slowly walk the path toward the center and back out while praying, contemplating or meditating on a particular word or prayer. For these uses, most people like to walk the labyrinth during quiet times, when the sanctuary is not in use.
We invite you to become a part of our community as we strive to serve God and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.