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This Sunday, november 28

Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will be "Making Room" based on Jeremiah 33: 14-16.


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Services in the sanctuary 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 are in a hybrid format, in our building, as well as 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. Come check us out!

  • Roots and Wings This class is starting a new curriculum for Advent, called "Light of the World" led by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. She is a Jewish woman who loves the Advent and Christmas seasons. After an opening video by Dr. Levine, the group will look at the appropriate scriptures for the first Sunday in Advent. For more information, please contact Rev. Dianne Peters: diannerpeters@gmail.com. Newcomers are always welcome!
  • Listening for God This group is reading Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh, a well-known Buddhist teacher. If you have gotten a copy of the book, please read chapters 5-7 for this week's class discussion. We meet in Room 6 and on Zoom. For more information, contact Rhonda Stock: rhondalstock@gmail.com
  • Challenges and Choices This Thanksgiving weekend, Pat Meirick will lead a discussion on gratitude. Over the last 20 years or so, the emerging field of positive psychology has identified gratitude as having positive outcomes for well-being, mental health, and possibly even possibly even physical health. What does the science of gratitude have to tell us? How is gratitude conceptualized and defined? How and when does gratitude work? And how can we become more grateful ourselves? Our class meets in Room 12 in person, or via Zoom at 9:30am. For more information, contact Cheryl Frech: cfrech@cox.net.

  • Seekers In so many ways, a Faith Shift is about losing religion and finding freedom. It's an evolution, a transformation, a process. The values of certainty, conformity, and affiliation that guided our faith for many years begins to wear thin and we develop a deeper longing for freedom, mystery, and diversity. To get there, we have to become more comfortable with uncertainty, autonomy, and authenticity. Join Seekers class to discuss our own faith shifts and how those shifts have changed us. We gather in Room 11 and on Zoom, starting at 9:30am. For more information, contact Mary Lee: leefam77@cox.net.