20's and 30's
Are you in your 20s or 30s? Young adults are part of every facet of parish life at St. Stephen's, and you are always welcome at any worship service, adult education opportunity or social event—membership is NOT required. You (and your friends and family) are always welcome here.
Some activities and ministries at St. Stephen's are designed especially for young adults, including a young adult Bible study group, social gatherings, and outreach and volunteer opportunities. The best way to keep up with what young adults are doing at St. Stephen's is to sign up for our e-newsletter. You are also invited to attend planning meetings, where young adults work with the Rev. Weston Mathews and other staff to brainstorm and plan offerings for the coming months. The announcement of these periodic meetings is included in our emails; you can sign up to receive them below.
Unless specified otherwise, you don't need to sign up for our offerings. Just come. Feel free to bring friends.
Examples of events planned especially for young adults include a monthly gathering--we call it Thirdsday because it takes place on the third Thursday of each month--at a local restaurant or bar; outreach projects such as preparing holiday food boxes for families in need; serving on a volunteer cooking team for our Sunday Community Supper; participating in a Bible study group; attending a baseball game together; going to one of our Sunday evening services and supper as a group; going to brunch after our Sunday morning service; going to someone's house for an informal Christmas party and taking part in "Yankee Swap" or a White Elephant gift exchange. Again, these are just examples. If you have ideas--or questions--please be in touch with Weston Mathews in the parish office (804.288.2867).
Coming up: Day-long retreat at Richmond Hill | October 10, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Plan now to attend this young adult contemplative retreat entitled "Vocation: Discerning God's Call in a Busy World". Beginning with scriptural reflection and then moving through both contemplative and interactive exercises and small group discussions, this retreat will begin to respond to the questions: Who has God made me to be? How has God uniquely gifted me? And how can I share my gifts with others in ways that bring joy? The retreat will be held at Richmond Hill and will be facilitated by the Rev. Andrew Terry and Ebony Walden.
If you are interested in this day-long retreat opportunity, contact Weston Mathews . This retreat is limited to 12 participants. Lunch is included and the day will conclude with a service of Holy Eucharist. There is a $20 registration fee; if this is a barrier to your participation, please speak to Weston.