Vacation Bible School Registration

VBS registration is live! Click here to jump to our VBS page to access printable registration and volunteer forms. 

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Iamazon_smilef you have an internet connection, you know about Amazon – and yes, it’s helping you become more materialistic! But, tabling that sermon for the moment, do you shop on amazon.com or smile.amazon.com?

If you don’t use the latter site, may we highly recommend it? With Amazon Smile, you see no difference in your browsing or ordering. But every purchase can make a small difference to an organization of your choice. Because the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to the charitable organization you select. And now, you can select St. Stephen’s. And we encourage that!

How do you give while shopping? On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you’ll be asked to select a recipient organization (St. Stephen’s Cohasset, for example). Remember to bookmark the site, so that each time you shop your purchases will qualify. Within the next month, Jim Graham will be scheduling an after-church demonstration to illustrate this process so that you can easily select St. Stephen’s.  

That’s about it. Your account, wish lists, shopping cart, registries – whatever you have set up – stays just the same. The donations you create come from the Amazon Smile Foundation, so your costs are no different.

Please give Amazon Smile a try. If you have questions, contact Jim Graham at jgraham56@gmail.com. Thanks!

Plant Sale by the Angelic Gardeners

In order to support the gardening efforts of The Angelic Gardeners, there will be a sale of 100% organic, hand reared tomato plants after the 10 am services on Sunday the 31st and on the 7th of June. The plants cultivated have been especially selected for their exceptional combination of great taste and high resistance to tomato blights!  Both red (traditional) and orange (low acidity and sweet) as well as large (beefsteak) and small (cherry) will be on offer. The plant sale will be in the courtyard.  Contact Eric Eisenhauer or ElizabethDurant if any questions. See you there!

Antiracism Training

T he diocesan Antiracism Ministry Team will offer a training on Friday, May 29, 5-9 p.m., and Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston. The training offers opportunities to share experiences, reflect on current issues and develop tools for change. Refreshments and Saturday lunch are provided. There is a fee of $50 per person, which includes materials. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Online registration is available here. FOR INFORMATION: The Rev. Karen B. Montagno, Congregational Resources and Training (617-482-4826, ext. 413 or kmontagno@ diomass.org).

Youth Leadership Academy

The launch week for the 2015-2016 Youth Leadership Academy (YLA) is July 26-Aug. 1 at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in Greenfield, N.H. Designed for young leaders entering ninth or tenth grade this fall, this special program provides a week-long leadership development and faith formation program, plus all that summer camp has to offer. At the end of the week, participants are introduced to the yearlong Youth Leadership Academy and invited to continue, but signing up for the YLA camp week doesn’t require committing to the yearlong program. Register online here.

Contact The Rev. H. Mark Smith, Office of Youth Ministry for more information (617-482-4826, ext. 215 or hmsmith@diomass.org);