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 2022 Women’s Retreat

Theme:

God is Here will be the theme of  the annual Women’s Retreat scheduled for October 14 to 16, 2022, at St. Andrew’s Retreat Center on Hood Canal (see the accompanying flyer). The retreat will be led by Reverend Josephine Robertson.

About the leader:

The Reverend Josephine (Jo) Robertson was born and raised in Michigan, where her relationship with God was formed early by by her church, the wild woods, and the lake shore of that great state.  Jo is a poet, photographer, Episcopal priest, spiritual director, and breathwork teacher.  She shares her life with her husband Tim, her horse Bear, two dogs, two cats, and many houseplants.

About the Retreat:

St. Stephen’s Women’s Retreat at St. Andrew’s House on the Hood Canal will be a time to relax, play, knit, read, hike, sing, laugh and let someone else cook and clean. On top of all that, we will enjoy a time of fellowship to think and learn with each other. The retreat will balance plenty of free time with the program content.

Accommodations:

St. Andrew’s offers views of the water and the beautiful Olympic Mountains. Each participant will have her own room because of covid concerns.  Everyone will test for covid prior to arrival.  . Linens are provided and include sheets, pillowcase, and towels. There are two wheelchair accessible rooms. The food is wonderful with farm-to-table, organic, free-range fare that can be gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan, and accommodate other special dietary needs with prior requests noted on your registration form. The historic lodge and gardens have panoramic views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. There are many nearby trails for hiking close at hand as well as a labyrinth located next door.

Date and Time:

Friday, Oct. 14 – Sunday, Oct..16th

Arrival begins at 4:00 PM on Friday, October 14th. Program ends at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 16th.

 Registration and Payment Deadline:

 Friday, September 30, 2022

Retreat Cost:

 The cost for two nights’ lodging, six meals, materials, and program is

$240.00. Partial and full scholarships are available upon request. Please note your request on the registration. A full refund can only be provided if your cancellation is received before October 7th.

St Stephen’s Men’s Retreat

Men’s Retreat –

The Men’s Retreat is usually held in the Spring. Please check back to see our plans for 2022

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Dinner Groups

Groups meet monthly, November – September
Here’s your opportunity to meet other members of St. Stephen’s and get to know them in meaningful and wonderful ways!

Download a sign-up form & turn it in to the church office. 

Groups will be 6 – 8 people, meeting at times decided by the group members.  These fellowship groups provide an informal setting for members to become acquainted, sharing their backgrounds and experiences, and developing enduring relationships.

Questions? Contact The St. Stephen’s office.

Men’s Breakfast Group

Men’s Breakfast group has restarted in 2021!!

Breakfasts

2nd Wednesday of the Month

8:00 am • 
In the Parish Hall Kitchen

The men of St. Stephen’s are gifted in diverse and wonderful ways. The Men’s Breakfast Group offers a regular opportunity for the men of St. Stephen’s to get to know one another better. At present, it functions as a potluck where everyone brings something to share. The group numbers about 30 members, with an average of about 8 members attending breakfast each month.

Deep friendships have emerged from these breakfasts and from the annual men’s retreats. We circulate a monthly e-mail newsletter, which also serves as a terrific reminder of our breakfast together.

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 Jack Irby 206.522-1502