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This Sunday, June 27

Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will be "Twelve Years," based on Mark 5: 21-43.


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Due to COVID 19 precautions, in-person services are reopening in stages. Services in the sanctuary will begin at 8:30 a.m. and 10:50 a.m. Online services will continue at 11 a.m. on Facebook Live. Within an hour of the live broadcast, video will be available for viewing on our website and our YouTube channel.


9:30 a.m. adult Sunday school classes will be online using Zoom video conferencing. (See descriptions below.) If you would like to visit a virtual adult Sunday School class, email the church office at ststephensumc@coxinet.net or Rev. Dianne Peters at diannerpeters@gmail.com

this week's adult education offerings

These classes begin each Sunday at 9:30am, by Zoom and in person. Come check us out!

  • Roots and Wings This week we are continuing our new film series, titled Creating Bigger Stories: Interrogating Our Narratives of Power & Co-creating Goodness Together.  The second session is “A Declaration of Power,” inviting us to explore deeply what dis-empowers us.  Lisa Sharon Harper comments, “We don’t wait for goodness.  We pursue the work that makes for goodness.” We gather in person in the Community Hall. There is also the option of participating on Zoom.  Contact Rev. Dianne for the link: diannerpeters@gmail.com. Newcomers are always welcome!  Come check us out.
  • Listening for God class is listening to a variety of speakers for their discussions. Stephanie has chosen Kate Bowler's podcast "Everything Happens" with Sarah Bessey, Ordinary Miracles from June 22, 2020.  We meet in room 6 at St. Stephen’s, but Zoom is still an option for those who can’t come in person. Here’s the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86087742022  You will want to listen to this podcast before Sunday morning.  Visitors are welcome! 
  • Challenges and Choices This Sunday, John Kmetz is our speaker. From John: "This Sunday, we will look at the work of Peter Turchin and discuss his use of big data and quantification of social, economic, and cultural variables into mathematic formulas to understand the past and predict the future. Come find out what he calls "cliodynamics" and discover why he thinks we are in for rough times ahead. Don't worry, no math will be required." We meet in room 11 or join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84624872396. Visitors are welcome!
  • Seekers This week we continue a new series in The Work of the People online curriculum, based on Diana Butler Bass' book, Grateful.  Sunday's focus will be the “Table of Gifts,” which God continues setting before us.  So much in our world could change for the better if we will just stop hoarding all the gifts!  Come hear what Diana Butler Bass has to say about this vital aspect of being grateful.  We meet in room 12 at St. Stephen’s, starting at 9:30 am.