Bedtime Stories: 9/26

bedtime storiesThis Friday at 7pm is the first meeting of Bedtime Stories. Godly Play parents and children are invited to wear their pajamas to the church to hear a Godly Play bedtime story. Milk and homemade cookies will be served while the children gather around to hear a calming but interactive story told by one of the Godly Play teachers. Milk and cookies will be served at 7PM and the story will begin at 7:10.

Children’s Choir News: THURSDAY

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 THIS 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

2014.09.24 POTW

September 21, 2014: Godly Play students making blankets for local children in need.