St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Monday, November 24, 2014
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Guest Speakers 2014-15

St. Stephen’s is known for the quality, breadth and depth of speakers who visit the parish, including renowned theologians, writers, poets, and monks. Our speakers series has become a resource not only for our own church but for the larger church and the community. All events are open to the general public--you do NOT have to be a member of St. Stephen's to attend!
A word about suggested donations
We suggest a donation of $25 to attend most events (unless noted otherwise); this usually covers the expenses of our bringing these outstanding writers, teachers and thought leaders to you. We want our speakers to be accessible to all, and we know that some people will be able to donate more than $25, and others less. If you plan to pay the suggested donation, you may reserve your place online using the links below. If you prefer to pay a different amount, please stop by the parish office to register, or send a check payable to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, to the church at 6000 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226. If you have questions, please call 804.288.2867.  
Upcoming speakers include:
Martin Laird, November 22 and 23, 2014 | REGISTER HERE
In what has become a beloved annual tradition, Martin Laird will be here to help us prepare for the reflective season of Advent with a Saturday retreat (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) and a presentation in the Sunday Forum (10:10 a.m.). The suggested donation for his retreat is $25, with lunch an additional $8 (or you may bring your own lunch). There is no registration required for the Sunday Forum. Father Martin's books are always available in our bookshop. More details are here.
      Martin Laird
  Kathleen Singh
Kathleen Dowling Singh | Saturday, January 24, 2015, 9 a.m.-noon | REGISTER HERE
"The Grace in Aging" | Suggested donation $25 

Kathleen Dowling Singh visited St. Stephen's Church in 2011 to explore the ideas in her book The Grace in Dying. So many people were moved and helped by her workshop that we've asked her to return. 

This workshop will be a deeper exploration of her new book, The Grace in Aging:  Awaken As You Grow Older.  It is intended for those who have ever had spiritual aspirations: to inspire, encourage and offer practical suggestions as to how we might ripen spiritually while living our aging years. We will focus on doing our own spiritual inventory, hone our intention to awaken, and learn of practices that we can incorporate into our lives, just as we are living them, to become more than merely old, more than only self.  The workshop will include teachings, meditation, private contemplation, and ample time for questions, answers, and shared insights.
Coming April 17: Jay Ford and James Farwell
These colleagues will discuss the increasingly popular practice of "Multiple Religious Participation." Details TBA