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This Sunday, January 30

Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will be "We Are Known," based on Jeremiah 1: 4-10.


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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 9:40am. Come check us out!

  • Roots and Wings Our current series with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is excellent in helping us consider some of the most troubling passages in the New Testament. A.J. titled her series "The Difficult World of Jesus" and she calls these scriptures as she sees them! This week's focus is called "Slave of All," which points out that we need to pay attention to Jesus' parables and other statements about slaves. Slavery still exists today. We're starting with Mark 10: 32-45. What does the Bible have to say about this topic? Let's talk. For more information, contact Rev. Dianne Peters: diannerpeters@gmail.com.
  • Listening for God This class is starting a new book this week, "Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening to What Our Souls Know and Healing the World." Author John Philip Newell is a leading spiritual teacher who reveals how Celtic Spirituality- listening to the sacred around us and inside of us- can help us heal the earth, overcome conflicts, and reconnect with ourselves. Join us for a rich conversation, even if you haven't read the book yet. We meet in room 6 and on Zoom. For more information, contact Rhonda Stock: rhondalstock@gmail.com.
  • Challenges and Choices This week Dale Wares will be talking about Brene Brown's book, "The Gifts of Imperfection." He will discuss the do's and don'ts of wholehearted living. Brown reports she was shocked to discover that "don'ts" described how she had been living her life and prompted her to embark on a voyage of self-discovery to move her life into the "do" column. Our class meets in room 12 and via Zoom. For more information, contact Cheryl Frech: cfrech@cox.net.
  • Seekers Seekers will explore how Progressive Christianity looks at the Bible and look at how our individual understanding and commitment to the Bible has evolved. We'll be returning to a curriculum that was very significant in shaping the theology of St. Stephen's. It is called "Living the Questions 2.0," which features brief conversations with a variety of biblical scholars. We gather in room 11 and on Zoom. For more information, contact Mary Lee: leefam77@cox.net.