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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
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Important update and date changes for the Inquirers' Class and Confirmations!
Recently Rev. Christopher announced an Inquirers’ Class that would begin via zoom on Thursday April 22nd and run for six weeks culminating with our annual episcopal visitation by Bishop Bruce on Sunday, May 30th which was to include Confirmations, receptions, and reaffirmations.
Since the announcement of that plan, we have come to realize the complexity of doing all that on Memorial Day Weekend.
While Bishop Bruce will still be with us on May 30th, we are delighted to announce that we will move confirmations, receptions and reaffirmations to Saturday, June 26th so that they can be incorporated into the service commemorating Rev. Christopher's formal installation as the 3rd Rector of St. Stephen’s. We look forward to welcoming Bishop Bruce to join us for another celebratory moment in the life of our community.
Details on the installation service will be forthcoming so stay tuned for that while we determine the best way to make this service accessible to as many people who would like to share in the moment.
What that means is the trajectory of our class is shifting slightly. We will still commence on Thursday, April 22nd from 6:00-8:00PM via zoom though now we will continue every other Thursday 5/6, 5/20, 6/3 and then back-to-back Thursdays on 6/17 & 6/24. As mentioned previously, this is open to anyone in the congregation who wishes to participate, including youth in 8th grade and up. It will serve as sort of an Episcopal Church 101 course for newcomers and will also be crafted to directly support those interested in Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation.
While the class will gather via zoom, those seeking confirmation, reaffirmation or reception will need to be physically present on June 26th. Details on how that will work will be determined once we know how many people will be involved.
Our journey together will include time for personal reflection, a short book study, explorations of why we do what we do, large and small group discussions, fun, and more!
There is no prerequisite for this. The only requirement for participation is a curious heart and a desire to experience your faith and our tradition more closely. If you are interested in exploring Confirmation, Reception or Reaffirmation please reach out to me with any questions you might have.
You can sign-up for the class here: https://app.clovergive.com/App/Form/aabce292-9768-420d-9aa0-8f534913c8b1
Please reach out to Rev. Christopher with any questions you may have.
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Stewardship 2020 - Shining Our Light
Stewardship is a cherished practice in the Episcopal Church it helps us to connect our lives to the core mission of St. Stephen's. We give thanks for the blessings bestowed on us and share with others in service. Stewardship helps us to open our home to all!