No matter where you are in your journey or what questions you have, we hope you’re able to find a place to learn and grow in our community.
See Below for a Variety
of Learning Opportunities.
Sundays | 9:30am
Our Searchers class meets in the Eastminster Room and is a lecture-style class with ample time for questions and/or comments. This class often welcomes guest lecturers from Brite Divinity School, TCU, Texas Wesleyan, and other area learning centers.
A wide range of topics are presented from religion, politics and social justice issues. Email Charlotte Ray with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAYS | 9:30AM
The in-depth Adult Bible Study Class, Trinity meets in the Northminster Classroom above the Chapel. Angela Springfield highlights books that didn’t make it into the Old and New Testament Canon, then will switch to the Book of Samuel until December. Then the focus will be on the Book of St. Luke. Enjoy learning in depth these topics from Angela!
Sharon Curry leads an intensive Bible Study every Wednesday at noon. This dedicated group chooses a book of the Bible and spends months on it, learning about the most recent scholarship, the lifestyle, archaeology and politics of the times in which it was written, what other sources of the period say about the same matters, and so forth. In the process, we find out the ways God is speaking to us today –individually, as a community, and in the modern world. It’s a fun and dynamic group, with lots of discussion and insight, and we love visitors, so please join us!
Email Anne to be added to this class:
SUNDAYS | 9:30AM
Open Circle is a discussion-based class for young(ish) adults that seeks to build community by engaging in conversation around topics of faith, society, and culture. This class will meet in the church library, next to the Northminster Room. Marcus Hayes, coordinator for adult ministries, will kick start this class in September and help identify future leaders of the class.
The Present World
SUNDAYS | 9:30AM
This new class following PCUSA curriculum meets in the Chapel of the Holy Trinity. The Fall Quarter (September–November 2022) titled, “God’s Exceptional Choice,” traces the arc of salvation history from Abraham to Jesus and on to the early church. Unit I, “God Calls Abraham’s Family,” is drawn from Genesis and chronicles the origin of the chosen people, Israel, from Abraham to Judah. Unit II journeys through Exodus, Deuteronomy, Judges and 1 Samuel showing the move to nationhood. Finally, Unit III explores the theme of closeness through the perspective of the book of Ephesians.
Presbyterian Women (PW) is a national organization of the Presbyterian Church that provides excellent Bible and spirituality resources and mission opportunities targeted to women. St. Stephen offers meetings at a variety of times to accommodate women in all walks of life.
Meetings are generally on the second Tuesday of the month with the PW Council in the Session room at 9:30 a.m. The PW Day Circles follow at 10:30 a.m. in the Eastminster room for Bible Study and light snacks. For more information about Presbyterian Women, please email us at Admin@StStephenPresbyterian.com
The Knitting Guild
The Knitting Guild is a recent start-up that knits scarves or lap blankets for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one or friend. They have given out many a scarf or blanket to dozens of recipients and intend to keep up this mission of caring for a long time!
The Docent Guild
The Docent Guild offers knowledgeable tours of the church facilities including information about the architecture, the appointments and furnishings of the buildings, and the meaning of the religious symbolism found throughout St. Stephen Presbyterian Church. Tours of the sanctuary are offered at 12:00 noon on the first Sunday of each month, as well as by appointment.
4th Friday Bookclub
Held the fourth Friday of every month, this group explores thought-provoking books in a fun environment.
Email Sharon LeMond for more information:
Intro to Being Presbyterian
Offered once or twice a year, this class is ideal for those interested in learning more about the Presbyterian Church U.S.A. and St. Stephen’s history. Typically the classes run for about 6 weeks and cover such topics as:
• What it means to be a Christian and Presbyterian
• The essential tenets of our denomination, and
• Exciting aspects of being a member of St. Stephen.