Adults gather from 9:30-10:15 a.m. during the program year for Christian Formation. Our rector leads the adult group. You can join the group at any time.
The Least of These (6-week unit)
Poverty is a persistent and vexing issue in our nation and local community. What does it mean to be a faith community where poverty, homelessness, and addiction are regularly in our midst? Join us for a six-part series looking at poverty in our community, how scripture guides us to care for the poor, and what we as a congregation can be doing better or more of to help the “least of these” in our community.
• September 22: What does scripture teach us about poverty?
• September 29: Discussion on poverty in our community
• October 6: A conversation w/ Beverly Weeks (Cry Freedom Store)
• October 13: A conversation w/ Dr. Peter Roethling (Wayne Forward)
• October 20: A conversation w/ Anthony Goodson (Goldsboro Housing Authority)
• October 27: What can we do? A discussion with the St. Stephen’s outreach committee
The Cloud of Unknowing (4-week unit)
Ever since the advent of the early church, the Christian faith has nurtured a long and rich history of men and women who have dedicated their lives to a ceaseless spiritual communion with God through thought, service, and prayer. In this four-part series, we will explore the history of Christian contemplation, learn about some of the most influential Christian contemplatives, and reflect on how we ourselves can be more intentionally contemplative in our increasingly hectic and harried modern lives.
November 10 – December 8
Men’s Bible Study – For a discussion centered on the Bible, join the men at 7 a.m. each Tuesday morning (year-round). The small group setting offers spiritual growth and fellowship among the men of St. Stephen’s. Following the Bible study, the men go to the Lantern Inn for breakfast together.
Thursday Bible Study – Join us each Thursday from 12–1 p.m. as we work our way through the history of the Book of Common Prayer. All are welcome.
Pub Theology – This is an opportunity to gather at a local pub (subject to change) for honest conversation about life, faith, and God. It is casual, informal and fun. We meet from 7–8 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The group is primarily a men’s group, but all are welcome. Please join us and invite a friend.
Seasonal Opportunities –
Lent & Easter Activities
Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020 is a time for forgiveness, healing and renewal. It is a season of the church year that reminds us that, through confession, repentance and amendment of life, God forgives us and empowers us to forgive others.
Lenten Suppers & Programs
Each Wednesday during Lent, Holy Communion is offered at 5:30 p.m. followed by a Pot Luck Supper and Program beginning at 6 p.m. Recent years have included talks on outreach ministries in Goldsboro, and a series on sin, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Wednesday nights, March 4 – April 1, 2020.
Confirmation – If you desire to be confirmed, received into the church, or reaffirm your Baptismal Vows, please see the Rector, Ray Hanna.
For a copy of our 2019–20 Christian Formation Brochure, click here.