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This Sunday, July 12

Join us at our 11 a.m. online worship service on Facebook Live.  Rev. Jeannie Himes' sermon will be “O Brother,” based on Genesis 25: 19-34. 


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

  • Challenges and Choices class will be facilitated by Dan Snell this week. He writes, "Monuments? Tear them down? Should we rid ourselves of memorials to a doubtful past of embrace the ambivalence of history? I have great pictures of attempts to memorialize the ancient king Hammurabi as well as the Confederate general Robert. E. Lee.  No votes will be taken, but discussion is encouraged."

  • Listening for God class is doing the daily meditations by Richard Rohr (from the Center for Contemplative Action) on their own, plus reading the Saturday summary, which they discuss as they gather each week.  

  • Seekers class is beginning a new video series called "Four Gospel Journey," facilitated by Alexander Shaia from The Work of the People site. He asks questions like "How do we face change? How do we move through suffering? How do we receive joy? How do we mature in service?" Come join us on this journey.

  • Roots and Wings class has started a new film series simply titled "Grateful," featuring Diana Butler Bass. This week's episode is called "A Table of Gifts." Butler Bass affirms, "God is always bestowing gifts at the table; there is no need to fear or hoard or act our of scarcity." God's table is filled with abundance!