St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Sunday, December 21, 2014
There's a place for you here.
On Sunday mornings, September-May, the Sunday Forum meets from 10:10 until 11 a.m. in the large Fellowship Hall (in the parish house). All are welcome (you do not have to be a member to attend anything at St. Stephen's) and no registration is required. On most Sundays, the rector or other St. Stephen's clergy speak. On other Sundays, we welcome outstanding guest speakers.
On occasion, the staff leads offerings especially for parents of young children, such as a session on prayer being led by the Rev. Mary Sulerud and the Rev. Weston Mathews on Sunday, October 5. These sessions take place at the same time as Sunday school and the Forum, 10:10 a.m., and are held in Palmer Hall. They are publicized in advance through the Spirit, the eSpirit, and the children's ministry email newsletter.
Fall 2014 Forum speakers
December 14 | Gary Jones, Being Christian
December 21 and 28 | No forum
Winter 2015 Forum
Sunday Forums this winter will cover the sweep of the entire Old Testament as part of St. Stephen's "Year of the Bible". We’ll be using a condensed version of the Bible called The Story, which will allow you to cover the entire Biblical narrative in very doable weekly readings. (We’ll come back in September to do the same with the New Testament.)
Copies of The Story are available for purchase in the Bookshop @ St. Stephen’s.
January 4 | Introduction and Overview Including the “Writings” – Job, Psalms, Ecclesiastes, Wisdom
January 11 | Chapter 1: Creation
January 18 | Chapter 2: God Builds a Nation
January 25 | Chapter 3: Joseph
February 1 | No Forum (Annual Parish Meeting)
February 8 | Chapter 4: Deliverance
February 15 | Chapters 5-6: New Commands and Covenant/Wandering
February 22 | Guest speaker: The Rt. Rev. Frank Griswold
March 1 | Chapters 7-8: The Battle Begins/A Few Good Men and Women
March 8 | Chapters 9-10: The Faith of a Foreign Woman/Standing Tall…
March 15 | Chapters 11-12: From Shepherd to King/The Trials of a King
March 22 | Chapters 13-14: The King Who Had It All/A Kingdom Torn…
March 29 | Chapter 15: God’s Messengers
April 5 | No Forum (Easter Day)
April 12 | Chapters 16-17: The Beginning of the End/The Kingdoms’ Fall
April 19| Guest speakers: Jay Ford (Wake Forest) and James Farwell (Virginia Theological Seminary
April 26 | Chapter 18: Daniel in Exile
May 3 | Chapters 19-20: Return Home/Queen of Beauty and Courage; led by the Very Rev. Ian Markham, Dean of Virginia Theological Seminary
May 10 | Chapter 21: Rebuilding the Walls