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This Sunday, september 27

Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will be “Singing the Blues” based on Lamentations 1: 1-12. 


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Due to COVID 19 precautions, in-person services are reopening in stages. 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.


This week's 9:30 a.m. 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

  • Seekers Class is starting a new series this week called "To Be One, The Unified Church" with Christina Cleveland. We will explore these questions: What does it mean to be a unified church? How do we relate to those not like us? How do we become representative of Christ's work of reconciliation? How does sacrifice play a role?
  • Challenges and Choices will be led by Penny Hopkins, zooming into our midst! Penny write, "I will discuss my little dog, Quigley, his recent illness, and the drug given to him to halt the seizures. I will then segue into environmental racism and a possible reason for the unequal impact of COVID-19 on minorities. Class will not start until 9:45 so those who wish to attend the outdoor worship service at 8:30am will have time to get back to their computers.
  • Listening for God class will continue discussing the book, Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet, picking up with section five of the material. Author Meggan Watterson writes, "Silence to me means the calm quiet that comes when fear has lost its voice." Class will start at 10:00 to allow those who wish to attend the outdoor service time to get home.

  • Roots and Wings class is continuing their new series this week called, Awakening of Hope: Why We Practice a Common Faith.  This week's session is titled "Why It Matters Where We Live." Ann Atwater is one powerful woman who lives out her faith to make a real difference in people's lives. She has received the Rosa Parks award for her community service that doesn't take "no" for an answer.