The Forum is held every Sunday at 9:15am, between the two morning services. It’s a time to discuss spiritual questions, interpret current affairs through the lens of faith, or hear from a member who has an interest or expertise in a particular spiritual topic. Examples of past forum titles and topics:
"Making Sense of the So-Called 'Second Coming' of Christ": A reexamination of the puzzling belief that Christ will "come again."
How to Live in Troubled Times: William Stringfellow’s An Ethic for Christians and Other Aliens in a Strange Land
Our Lady of Guadalupe
St. Stephen's has several small groups that meet on a biweekly 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 several book groups reading works such as Being Christian by Rowan Williams and Listening for God by Renita Weems.
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). 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.