Who We Are

. . . a community that believes Love Begets Love

We say it.  We mean it. We act on that belief and we see how it changes people’s lives.  Ours is a diverse, thinking and inclusive congregation. We are people of all ages, races, family structures, ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, physical and mental abilities and economic conditions. We come from many surrounding towns and have varied faith backgrounds. Seekers, doubters and believers find a comfortable place in our midst. Through informal discussions, classes, and opportunities to question, we grow and redefine our faith.

. . . an open Communion 

All are welcome to receive Communion at St. Stephen’s.  We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and to respect the dignity of every person. This Christian community practices time-honored kindnesses. When someone is sick, we call or visit. When families grieve, the community wraps its arms around them.  We come together to laugh and to question life’s mysteries. Newcomers receive a warm welcome and our doors are wide open.

. . . a vibrant congregation with an impact far beyond what our numbers would suggest 

We challenge each other to live out our faith through varied outreach and social justice ministries.  Besides helping each other discover our unique gifts, we create opportunities to use those talents to create a better, more loving world.  We have a passion for compassion.

. . . an Episcopal Church 

which is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion.  Everyone is welcome to attend our services and to become part of this compassionate community.  There is a place for you here!