committed to lifelong learning

Adult education

Life-long learners are welcome at St. Stephen's!  Here are a few of our opportunities for exploring spiritual questions; Progressive Christian Bible studies; community, national and global issues; as well as advocating for our Earth and people living on the edge.

Sunday Morning Adult Classes - 9:30 a.m.

  • Seekers often study theological and personal growth topics, using new online curriculums
  • Challenges and Choices discuss current events in the light of faith and the common good, or special interest topics presented by the participants
  • Roots and Wings study a variety of topics including biblical interpretation, world religions, and living the Christian life
  • Listening for God focuses on spiritual journey questions utilizing videos or books the group reads in preparation for their time together

Wednesdays - 2:30 p.m.

  • Sacred Journey uses video resources and extensive discussion to take on new, cutting edge theologies, consider great documentaries, or learn more about putting faith into action

Other adult education offerings


  • Roundtable Events

    Roundtable events are offered twice a year, featuring guest speakers and a meal, often centered on peace with justice, social action or environmental issues.




  • Top of the Hill

    Top of the Hill is our monthly luncheon with special presentations for seniors.


  • Fiction Club

    Fiction Club meets monthly to discuss novels selected by the group.


  • FALL Reading Groups

    Upcoming reading groups, connected to Womanist Theology, include Toni Morrison's "Beloved" and Rachel Held Evans' "A Year of Biblical Womanhood." Recent Summer Reading Group offerings have included "Mary Magdalene Revealed" by Meggan Watterson, "White Fragility" by Robin Diangelo, and "Hope and Other Superpowers" by John Pavlovitz. 

For more information, contact Rev. Dianne Peters, 360-6241 or diannerpeters@gmail.com or check out The Shield, St. Stephen’s weekly newsletter