No CIA or ROX this week!

CIA and ROX will not be meeting this week (9/21) because Julia will be attending a Godly Play training all weekend. She is looking forward to seeing everyone the following Sunday (9/28)!

Children’s Choir News

IMG00017-20140323-0958We are ready to announce plans for forming a Children and Youth Choir once again here at St. Stephen’s Church. Singing as a child in a church choir has benefits that last a lifetime, and introduce children to a life of faith that can be done in no other way. Singing is a joy, and a gift that keeps on giving. It introduces our children and youth to a community that sustains and supports them.

Rehearsals will begin in the Choir Room on Thursday, September 25 at 4:00 for children from K -2, and at 5:00 for children and youth in grades 3 through 12. Questions? Contact John Whiteside (617-436-3640) or Lauren Whittaker (412-508-5196.)

Christianity Explored

cross2Christianity Explored is an informal 7-week course for people who’d like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. Looking at Mark’s gospel, it explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.

Join us – bring a friend, enjoy soup and bread and an informal study time.  A great way to prepare for the Gospel readings of Advent and to build your faith and our church.

To be held in Walton Rodgers Hall, Monday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 starting October 20 and Wednesday mornings at 10:30am, beginning October 22!

Sign up (so I know how much soup to make!) in the office, by e-mail to, or drop a note in the basket, and THANKS!


Picture of the Week



September 7, 2014:  Ice Cream Sundae Sunday!