Adult Opportunities

Sundays

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.

Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are not having meetings at the church at this time. All meetings are online. Here’s what we have to offer:

Adult Formation
Sign up to receive the Wired Word!
The St. Stephen’s Adult Formation group that meets on Sunday mornings has started a new module using the Wired Word. What is it? It is a discussion of and reflection on current events through the lens of scripture. If you are interested in getting weekly lessons of the Wired Word delivered to your inbox while we socially isolate and shelter in place, send an email to Todd Brantley (todd.brantley@gmail.com) and he will add you to the mailing list!

Intergenerational Formation
While we cannot gather and wonder together in our wonderful Godly Play room, I recognize that children, families, and people of all ages may be looking for ways to engage in Sunday School. I am excited to bring you The Beatitudes: An Illustrated Curriculum. It is an intergenerational twelve-session verse by verse study of the Beatitudes from the Gospel of Matthew. This is not intended to take the place of our Adult Formation of The Wired Word. Rather, this is an additional option for families or anyone looking for a flexible, adaptable way to engage with scripture. I will lead the study virtually, but the pre-recorded videos and support materials can be accessed at a time that suits you best. It is a fun, engaging curriculum that studies the beatitudes through art, reflection, and discussion. Please register here.

Weekdays

Men’s Bible Study – The Tuesday Morning Men’s Morning Prayer is meeting virtually using Zoom at 8:00 a.m. The group is pictured here at the weekly Zoom meeting (Bob Cagle, Jim Smith (Washington NC), Bob Cagle, Gene Carpenter, middle row Lloyd Turlington, Mike Saylors, Buzz Baker, bottom Ed Borden). We are reaching out to current and former/distant members in various parts of North Carolina and even into Arkansas! If you would like to join please contact Bob Cagle at bcagle75@gmail.com.

Thursday Bible Study – Our Thursday Bible Study continues to meet at noon via Zoom. We are studying the gospel of John and it is never too late to join us! Pictured in the above photo from a recent meeting are:
Top row (L to R): Mary Lee Jeffreys, Xena Markine-Morrison, Katherine Wolfe.
Bottom row (L to R):  Gail Askins, Alan Neale, Carol Smithwick.
Please contact Xena for more information about how to join us and for details about the study.

Pub Theology – This program is suspended because of COVID-19 restrictions. 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 – TBD

Lent & Easter Activities 

Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, 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, we have 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.

Confirmation – If you desire to be confirmed, received into the church, or reaffirm your Baptismal Vows, please see Xena Morrison.