Adult Opportunities


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.

Episcopal 101

Ray Hanna, Rector

Adult formation begins this fall with this 13-session course taught by the Rector. It is offered as a basic introduction to the Episcopal Church — its ministry, history, worship, and theology. Please join us if you are curious to learn more about St. Stephen’s and the Episcopal Church, or if you want to be confirmed or received into the Church when the Bishop visits in December.


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.

Women’s Bible Study – All women are invited to the Thursday noon Bible study. This group meets in the Office and is lead by our Rector. This fall we are discussing the Book of Acts and the formation of the Christian Church. All are welcome.

Wine and the Word – New this year, this fun and informal group will meet monthly to experience the Word of God through teaching, sharing, and talking. The group will study and discuss a variety of topics for personal growth and spiritual enrichment. If you want to dig deeper into Scripture and grow in fellowship with other women while enjoying a nice glass of wine, then please join us! Time and place TBA.

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, March 6, 2019 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 13 – April 10, 2019.

Confirmation – The Rt. Rev. Robert Skirving, Bishop of East Carolina, will be with us on date TBD. If you desire to be confirmed, received into the church, or reaffirm your Baptismal Vows, please see the Rector, Ray Hanna.