Adult education and fellowship
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Winter Covenant Period Groups and Classes | Inquirers Class | The Rector's Forum | Guest Speakers | Parish Weekend at Shrine Mont | Women of St. Stephen's | Men's Breakfast | Online Registration | I'm new to the Bible
Adult education at St. Stephen's includes Emmaus Groups and other small groups, classes, guest speakers and the Sunday Rector's Forum, as well as such special offerings as the Parish Weekend at Shrine Mont (for all ages--individuals, couples and families) and the Men's Breakfast. The Women of St. Stephen's (known in many churches as the Episcopal Church Women or ECW) offer the Women's Forum.
Some groups are "drop-in." Groups that require sign-up or registration provide a registration link.
Drop-in's are welcome in all these groups; no registration is required.
Contemplative Prayer: Tuesdays, 8:45 a.m. in the Lounge, year-round | Led by Henry Burke and Millie Cain
Mothers Bible Study: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mothers gather in the Library for Bible study and fellowship. Child care is available if requested in advance. Please contact Alice Reiniger for information or to request child care.
Prayer Shawl Knitters: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. | The Lounge
Knitters gather for prayer, fellowship, conversation and knitting shawls which will be blessed and distributed to those who are ill or who would otherwise benefit from a loving reminder of their inclusion in St. Stephen's community. If you don't know how to knit, come learn! Read more here.
Thursday Bible Study: Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. | September-May |Vestry Room
Members of the parish staff lead this discussion; the current focus is the Book of Genesis.
Dream Group | First Saturday of every month, 9:30-11 a.m.
Led by Wilda Ferguson
Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God speaks to people in dreams. Do you awaken after having a vivid dream and wonder what it might mean? When you read about a dream in the Bible and ponder what God is telling the dreamer, do you wonder if we are hearing messages from the Holy in our dreams? Consider joining this group. A dream group is a sacred and safe place for participants to deepen their understanding of themselves and their communication with the Holy through the study of dreams. Participants share their dreams, if they desire, and the group discusses them using principles developed by Carl Jung and the processes taught at the Haden Institute, recognized for their work in dreams. Wilda Ferguson, the group facilitator, is a graduate of the Institute.
Second Saturdays Centering Prayer | Second Saturday of each month, 9-11 a.m. | Room 14 (second floor of Parish House)
Centering prayer and for teaching. Read more here.
Advent Retreat | Saturday, December 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Led by Father Martin Laird | Register here
Begin the reflective season of Advent with the author of Into the Silent Land and A Sunlit Absence.
Lenten Retreat at St. Stephen's | February 15-16, 2013 | Led by Br. Geoffrey Tristam, SSJE | Register here
Women's Retreat at Society of St. John the Evangelist | Friday, April 19-Sunday, April 21