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Learning the Basics

by Drew Downs
Basic Christianity - St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 9/13

I’ve been looking for the right way to launch a newcomers class. And a confirmation class. And an Episcopal 101 class. And.. It is hard to provide something for everybody. Particularly when we are all at a different spot. Some of us take every opportunity to learn more about our faith. Some of us haven’t […]

While the Rector’s Away …

by Editor

Drew Downs and family will be traveling for Continuing Education and vacation July 8-27. But don’t stay away–we’ll still be here! The Rev. Deby Veach, our deacon, will officiate at Morning Prayer for both services (8 and 10am) on July 12 and 26.On July 19, we’re pleased to welcome an old friend, the Rev. Bill […]

On the Supreme Court’s decision on marriage

by Drew Downs

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” About two weeks ago, I thought about giving up Facebook. My feed was filled with images of anger and hatred; victims of brutality, especially children. I was reading stories that disturbed me and tormented my soul. It was getting to […]

General Convention Resources

by Drew Downs

Every three years, the Episcopal Church gathers in one of the largest gatherings of Christians in the world called General Convention. General Convention is the time in which the Episcopal Church does its work of voting and deciding on its future. It is made up of deputies from all orders: Lay, Bishop, Priest, and Deacon, and […]

VBS Is a Wrap!

by Editor

This week (June 14-18) our building was (literally) overrun with hordes of kids, leaders, and youth helpers as we hosted our 2nd annual four-church Vacation Bible School with Centenary UMC, Central Pres, and Trinity Lutheran. The theme this year was Fun Run, taken from 2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought the good fight. I have […]

Tag Sale Update for Donors and Volunteers

by Editor

Click here for a schedule of intake and sale hours. Click here to access the volunteer roster. Click here to access a PDF of the sale flyer that you can print out at home. Thanks so much to those of you who cleaned out your closets for donations to our tag sale or have signed […]