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Adults gather from 9:00-10:00 a.m. during the program year for Christian Formation. Our rector leads the adult group. You can join the group at any time.


Expanded Wednesday Formation Offering Beginning Wed. Sept 14 (and every Wed. until Oct. 12) at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall Fr. David will lead an Alpha course. Alpha teaches the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. While intended for folks new to the Christian faith this engaging curriculum is appropriate no matter where you find yourself in your journey of faith. Sessions are structured as follows:

• 5:30 p.m. Dinner

• 6:00 p.m. Video presentation

• 6:30 p.m. Discussion (based on video)

We will be finished by 7pm. This course is open to all ages. Please see the Friday eblast for more details. 


Men’s Morning Prayer – The Tuesday Morning Men’s Prayer group has returned to a hybrid format with some of us meeting at the Church on Tuesday mornings at 8:00 a.m. and some of us staying virtual on Zoom to share Morning Prayer. Those of us at the church are following the distancing and masked rules. Our group includes Buzz Baker in Arkansas and Jim Smith in Washington. If you would like to join us contact the church office.

Advent Formation Series — During Advent we will have a Wednesday Evening Advent Formation Series.

Schedule for the evening:

  • Worship 5:30–6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner 6:00–6:30 p.m.
  • Program 6:30–7:00 p.m.

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 contact the church office.

ECW Ministries & Episcopal Church Women

Our mission is to provide congregational care through meal support and fellowship opportunities. The ministry is organized into teams which provide congregations care on a rotating basis when notified by the Rector that a need has been identified. Not only do the teams help families in need of meal support during bereavement, hospitalizations, recuperations, and births; but they also respond to our fellowship events as they occur during the year. Martie Saylors, Jan Cagle and Judy Carpenter serve as a Steering Committee for the ECW Ministries and notify team captains when an event needs the care of one of the Ministry teams. All women of St. Stephen’s are welcome and encouraged to participate in this ministry.

The monies made from the fundraisers regularly support the meals that the Friendship Committee provides, the Rector’s Discretionary Fund, Women’s Shoe Fund, our Dillard School Project, Mission Trips and other outreach programs.
In the past the ECW has purchased robes for acolytes, restored photos at the church, and assisted with other improvements at St. Stephens.
The ECW is probably most known for hosting receptions- the group can always be found in the kitchen preparing for whatever event St. Stephen’s has at a particular time.