Fellowship at St. Stephen’s

In this community we invite you to engage in ministry alongside others so that you may come to know and appreciate God’s life in theirs. We envision of a world in which God’s transforming love is lived, shared, and celebrated by all. Join us in our mission to bring this world about!

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  ~John 13:35

Episcopal Churchwomen

You are invited:
The Episcopal Church Women meets five times a year on the second Thursday of the month. Our meetings are held in October, November, February, March and an April business meeting devoted to the Cloud 9 Grants for the year. For specific information on our monthly meeting please see the monthly church Bulletins and the E-Messengers.

The details:
2nd Thursday of the Month (October, November, February, March and April)

11:00 am – Meeting and Program in the Parish Hall
12:00 noon – Complimentary Lunch

Women’s Retreat

St. Stephen’s 2019 Women’s Retreat
November 1st-3rd, 2019
St. Andrew’s House Retreat and Conference Center 
You are Invited!

Contact the main office for more details: 206-522-7144

2019 Women’s Retreat Brochure

St Stephen’s Men’s Retreat, 2018

“Finding Wisdom through Faith and Science”
March 10, 2018
St. Stephen’s Parish Hall
What does it take to make wise choices? Sometimes it seems impossible to find the right way forward. The Rev. Dr. Lucas J. Mix will share his own experiences in engaging the mind – through theology and science – and the heart – through personal faith – in decision making. Participants can share their stories of integration and the challenges they face in daily life. Together, we will look for God working in the world and look for new ways to invite God into the process of decision-making.
The one-day retreat will take place in St. Stephen’s Parish Hall. Early registration (before 20 February) will help us plan, but we will accept reservations up to the week of the Retreat. A fee of $100 helps us pay for the event. (If you are interested, but the fee is problematic, just let us know and we can make arrangements.) Checks can be made out to “St. Stephen’s” with “Men’s Retreat” in the memo line.
Please register by email to Neil Munson (neil@ststephens-seattle.org). Forms can also be placed in Neil’s mailbox at church or mailed to:
Neil Munson
c/o St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105

Men’s Breakfasts & Dinners

Breakfasts


2nd Wednesday of the Month
8:00 am • 
In the Parish Hall Kitchen

Dinners

4 Times a Year
6:00 pm • 
In the Parish Hall Kitchen

The truth is that the men of our church are gifted in diverse and wonderful ways.  We owe each other the opportunity to really get beyond just a nodding acquaintance.

That is why we formed the Men’s Breakfast Group. At present, it is a potluck with everyone bringing something to share. We usually have more than enough to feed double the number who come, and average about 8 members each month, with a total group of about 30.

Deep friendships have emerged from these breakfasts and our annual retreats. We circulate the E-Male newsletter every month, which is a terrific reminder of our breakfast together.

Walk Around Greenlake

All women are invited to participate in Walk Around Greenlake (WAG) “First Friday” Walks!

 WAG is open to all women and we would love to have you and your friends join us for our first Friday walks.

All women ages 18 to 118 are warmly invited to join us for fun our funwalk once a month at 8:55 AM. We walk at Greenlake Park on the path near the community center and walk counter-clockwise. Join us for the walk and/or coffee afterwards at Starbucks. Anyone is welcome regardless of St. Stephen’s membership. We hope to see you there!

Our activities include potlucks, hiking, craft nights, theater outings, bonfires, kayaking, biking, dinners at ethnic restaurants… anything fun that we can think of!

To find out what we’re up to this month, or to get on our email list, contact us at the parish office.  See you there!

Cloud 9

About Cloud 9 Grants Program

Grants
Cloud 9 has been raising money since 1959 to support local, national and international organizations that provide assistance to those in need. Over the past ten years alone, more than half a million dollars has been disbursed.

Cloud 9 Grant Memo

Garden

The gardens on the church grounds are planted and maintained by members of the Guild with generous support from donations and memorial gifts.

Planting events happen several times a year on Saturday mornings, with lunch included.

Come join us, and have some fun planting!

Questions? Contact Keltie Wright 206.527.4467

Community Partners

St. Stephen’s is active in Community Service!
The St. Stephen’s Outreach team provides opportunities for parishioners to share their spirit of community service with each other, and to share God’s abundance with our greater community.

Monthly Donations

“Red Bins” Collection:  Each month, we collect items in the red bins in our church and chapel entryways. 

Cloud 9 Grant Program

Cloud 9 has been raising money since 1959 to support local, national and international organizations that provide assistance to those in need.

Run by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Women since 1959.  In 10 years, Cloud 9 has given over $140,000 to the Parish and $80,000 to the Diocese, as well as funding other projects. 

Grant Application Information

Summer Feeding Program

Supporting the University District Food Bank

We’re collecting food in June, July & August. Bring in the following and leave them in the red bins in the church & chapel entryways.

  • Canned Fruits and Vegetables (pop top cans and small serving sizes appreciated)
  • Canned Protein Items (tuna, stew, chili, peanut butter)
  • Canned Milk/Soy Milk/Rice Milk
  • Vegetarian Items (canned and dried beans, soups, chili)
  • Canned Soup
  • Pasta and Rice
  • Baby Food, Formula and Supplies (diapers, wipes)
  • Bar Soap
  • Toothbrushes and Toothpaste
  • Toilet Paper 
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Pet Food
  • Paper and Plastic Grocery Bags 

Work to Prevent Homelessness

Supporting the University Churches Emergency Fund (UCEF)

Let’s share our financial blessings this summer with our neighbors by making a contribution.

UCEF provides financial assistance, information, referral and compassionate listening to those in crisis related to housing in Northeast Seattle.  This carefully administered financial assistance is for rent, utilities, move-in deposits, etc.  In recent months, client needs have exceeded tax deductible contributions.  You can help!

  • Write a generous check to UCEF (University Churches Emergency Fund) and place it in the offering basket 
  • Or, mail your check to: University Churches Emergency Fund, 4515 16th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105

If you wish to Volunteer in other ways (client interview service or Board Member) contact the Director, Jo Gustafson at 524.7885 (director@ucefseattle.com) or Jack Irby, Board President 522.1501 (jfirby@comcast.net). 

University Churches Emergency Fund

Providing emergency help to poor and homeless

UCEF provides one-time assistance (bus passes, rent, utility payments).

Tasks:
Work in the office or interview applicants for assistance.
Run drives to collect personal hygiene items, socks, and other supplies for distribution. 

Time:
Shifts available: Tues, Thurs, Fri, 10:30am-12:30 pm

Location:
4515 16th Ave NE. (University District)

Sand Point Community Housing

Low-income housing and other resources for families in NE Seattle

Tasks:
• Serve on Interfaith Board which supports SPCH, or in resource room for families.
• St. Stephen’s Parish provides welcome baskets, holiday food baskets, and gifts at Christmas.

Time:
Varies depending on tasks or responsibilities.

Location: 
6940 62nd Ave NE in Magnuson Park.

Teen Feed

Serving homeless teens a delicious dinner

Teen Feed is part of University Street Ministries.

Tasks:
A team of 3-5 volunteers makes a meal of baked garlic chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a vegetable, vegan soup and brownies. A 2nd team of 4-6 serves an average of 50 teens and cleans up.

Commitment:
About 3 hours a month.

Time: 
First Monday of each month:
4:00-6:30 PM (Cooking)
6:30-8:30 PM (Serving)

Location:
University Lutheran Church, NE 50th & 16th NE.

Noel House

Serving an evening meal to about 65 women.

Noel House serves homeless women with transitional housing and assistance in moving to self-sufficiency.

Task:
A team of 3-5 prepares a meal off-site and serves it at Noel House.  Separate teams could prepare and serve the meal.

Commitment:
An afternoon / evening, monthly or quarterly.

Time:
About 3 hours each for cooking and serving.  Cooking could be done on a separate day.

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