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.
Searchers meets in the Eastminster Room and is a lecture-style class with ample time for questions and/or comments. Lecturers come from Brite Divinity School, TCU, Texas Wesleyan, and other area learning centers, St Stephen and other area churches.
A wide range of topics are presented from religion, politics, social justice issues. Email Charlotte Ray with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sept 5, 12 & 19: Dr. Patricia Dunn, “Allegorical readings about Adam & Eve” and “Allegorical Readings of Jesus’ Parables.”
Oct. 3 & 10: Dr. Russell Dalton will lead a discussion, “Understanding the Theological Words of Others and Ourselves.”
9:45 - 10:45 am
The Trinity Adult Bible Study Class meets in the Northminster room.
The Trinity Class is taking on the Book of Judges, starting August 29. Attend in person, masked, and with lots of questions! More information
is coming soon from Class Teacher, Angela Springfield!
Email Angela Springfield to be added to the class:
Dr. Ritsch 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:
Every 4th Thursday
Saints Alive is an eight month program for senior church members of St. Stephen on the fourth Thursday of Jan – May, Sept., Oct. Nov. at 11:30 a.m. in the Eastminster Room of the Education Building. We share a meal before our guest speaker gives a program.
We have musical and topical guest speakers ranging from mission outposts to local historical to photography to anything. There are also 4 – 6 excursions through the year to see Art or Historical Exhibits or see the Bluebonnet Festival. Join us on Thursdays and our trip days.
Faith on Tap
Friday, Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12
Beer & Bible Study
This is designed to allow for engaging discussion about relevant and timely topics in a relaxed setting.
Special guests and engaging topics each week.
Babysitting will be provided for all families!
Meetings will be either in Parish Hall or on the lawn.
This year’s Bible Study theme: “What My Grandmothers Taught Me”
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.
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.