Our Sunday School meets during the liturgy of the word at the 10am service, from September-May. Lessons are multidisciplinary, following a monthly theme focused on a biblical story. Both teachers and doorkeepers help out on a rotating basis.
The Adult Forum takes place periodically on Sunday morning at 9am, as announced, and provides an opportunity for adults from both services to gather together to learn more about their faith and to discuss topics of interest.
Our Youth Group is made up of young people in middle school and high school. They currently gather on the second and fourth Sundays of the month to learn, pray, and have fun together. In the past our Youth Group has also been involved in outreach work weekends in Worcester and summer mission trips.
Communion Instruction (First Communion) Class teaches our young people about the Holy Eucharist. It is intended both for those who are preparing to receive Communion for the first time, as well as those who have been receiving since their baptisms as infants.
Education for Ministry is a four-year program that gives participants and in-depth look at Scripture, Theology, and Church Tradition. It meets weekly and helps participants to integrate what they learn with daily life.
Pilgrims in Christ is a catechesis program for those preparing for adult baptism, confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church, or public reaffirmation of their baptismal vows. Each participant attends the monthly gatherings with his/her mentor. At the gatherings we learn more about the Christian Faith, share faith stories, and pray together.
Wednesday Bible Study meets weekly on Wednesday mornings in the fall and spring to study Scripture together and discuss how the text relates to our lives. All are welcome!
Faith on the Vine is a new program like Faith on Tap for adults of all ages. We will gather on the second Tuesday of each month at a local restaurant. Each session involves casual fellowship, then a speaker on a specific topic, followed by discussion.
The Lenten Program takes place on Wednesday nights in the season of Lent. The evening begins with a short worship service, usually with the Eucharist. Then we gather in Fay Hall for a simple dinner of soup, bread, and salad. After dinner, there is a presentation on a topic and discussion follows.
Vacation Bible School: St. Stephen’s participates in the ecumenical VBS program in Westborough. The week-long event usually takes place in August.