MINISTRIES AND SMALL GROUPS AT ST STEPHENS
You will find many active ministries and small groups at St Stephen's,
and everyone is more than welcome to participate in any ministry or group of interest.
This is the best way to get to know your church.
Please join right in:
Exploring and Fostering Spiritual Growth
Contemplative Prayer Group
Meets every Thursday from 8:30am to 9am in the garden room (library) for gospel reflection and contemplative prayer.
Call David Kirchhoff at 415-531-2656 or email Father Ellsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is a short course in Christianity – The original small group experience. Rediscover your deep faith in Christ.
For further information visit www.marincursillo.org
Social & Social Service Groups - Bible Groups
Seniors meet regularly for fellowship and programs of interest.
Contact Lois Cannady (435-1780) or email Zoila Schoenbrun at email@example.com
The Explorers Club (formerly the Outdoor Club)
Meets every first Wednesday morning for a hike or an adventure
Email Ginny Preston at ginny_Preston [at] yahoo.com or Liz Hart lizhart [at] icloud.com
Meets Saturday Mornings by appointment at the New Morning Cafe in Tiburon.
Email Jan Gullett at janLgullett [at] gmail.com.
Meets every Wednesday at 11am. (Temporarily on hold.)
Meets every second and fourth Monday at 10:30am
This Knitting/Crocheting Group creates items for donation to people in need (prayer shawls) both parishioners and non-parishioners, as well as baby items that are given to the Well-Baby Clinic at Marin Community Clinics in the Canal District and to the "newest" baby parishioners. Hats and scarves are also knitted/crocheted for the Seaman's Institute. It is open to all those who knit as well as those who would like to learn.
Email Barbara Garcia-Romero at barbara.c.garciaromero [at] gmail.com
St Stephen’s All Parish Weekend
April 20-22, 2018 is an annual opportunity for the parish to come together for a weekend at the
Bishop’s Ranch Retreat Center in Healdsburg www.bishopsranch.org
Student Ministry Small Group Gatherings
Thursdays from 6 - 7:15 PM, High School students are invited to gather together with the Family Minister for pizza, time as a group and for scripture story discussions.
Looking for someone to Chair and organize this ministry for special events for St Stephen's parishioners.
Contact the office: office [at] ststephenschurch.org
Service to Others - St Stephen's Gives Back
Hot meals for the Homeless at Westminster Presbyterian
Meets at 11:30 am on the fourth Thursday of each month at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Tiburon
to prepare and serve lunch to the homeless.
Contact Cindy Brown: cindysbrown [at] comcast.net
Hot meals for the Homeless at Homeward Bound Mill Street Center
The second Thursday of each month we provide dinner for 50 people to residents of Homeward Bound’s Mill Street Center.
Volunteers provide a salad, casserole or chickens or hams, or sausages, bread, fruit and dessert.
Contact Ann Green-McComish anngreen [at] mac.com (415) 435-9992)
Every Tuesday, leftover bakery goods are collected from premiere bakeries in Marin and brought to St Stephen's for sorting and distribution for homeless meals at Westminster, Mill Street and REST dinners. Contact Pam Martori to help: pam [at] mccaskill.net
Food and help for those requiring temporary assistance due to crisis. Contact Elizabeth Gravely in the office, office [at] ststephenschurch.org
Food and help for those requiring temporary assistance. Contact Elizabeth Gravely in the office, office [at] ststephenschurch.org
Tiburon Thrift Shop
Members volunteer their time to work in the Thrift Shop from either 10am to 1pm or 1 to 4pm on Thursdays.
Volunteers work one three-hour shift per month.
Contact Jennifer Henerlau jhenerlau [at] yahoo.com or June Campbell jacjzc [at] gmail.com
We share proceeds with other Tiburon area churches and those proceeds benefit St Stephen's outreach to the Community.
St Stephen's Gives Thanks
Thanksgiving Food Collection for Ritter House Homeless Services - Contact to be announced
for the homeless: ponchos and socks (in November) - Contact Joe Jennings josephwjennings [at] sbcglobal.net
Honduras Project - Siempre Unidos
Three clinics in Honduras St. Stephens helps from Siempre Unidos that offer lifesaving education and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS.
Combining resources with the Honduran Diocese, All Saints' Parish, Beverly Hills, and AIDS Healthcare/Global Immunity
For additional information visit www.siempreunidos.org
St Stephen's Kids (Vacation Bible School) Camp (on hold indefinitely)
St. Stephen's Kids Camp is a one week day camp filled with exciting, interactive, faith building activities for kids ages 3-10.
Kids uncover great Bible adventures while discovering God's love with fun filled mornings of music, snacks, crafts, service and games.
Contact to be announced
Camp Create! 16 - 20 July 2018
Come connect at Camp Create. (Ages 6-11)
Connect with visionary artists, inspiring teen mentors, new friends from diverse backgrounds and cultures, a story of transformation and your creative spirit through art, music, movement, cooking and more.
Email Camp Director, Robyn Barth at robynbarth2000 [at] yahoo.com
Youth Mission Trip 176h – 23rd June 2019
Every summer high school youth who have been confirmed have a fabulous opportunity to participate in a week-long work camp,
growing in faith and friendship while rebuilding homes for underprivileged individuals and families who need help. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018 the youth worked with Habitat for Humanity, building homes in Taos, New Mexico.
office [at] ststephenschurch.org, or Mike Peters: embpeters [at] gmail.com
The Giving Tree
During the Advent Season, St Stephen’s places a paper giving tree in the lobby of Kimball Hall.
On this tree are gift tags for young, impoverished children that are matched with an age-appropriate gift donated by those who wish to participate.
Contact person to be announced
Celebrating through Liturgy, Music and the Arts
Art Angels Art Angels Website Link
A 2-day art festival featuring local artists, held every other year ( next festival 15 - 16 November 2019) in support of St. Stephen’s ministries,
Contact Sarah Sung at sakim [at] yahoo.com
Artist-In-Residence - Media and Holiday Faire
Parishioners exhibit their art in Kimball Hall for a month and participate in the Holiday Faire that occurs opposite Art Angels years.
Email Ginny at vdoyleandjdoyle [at] gmail.com
St Stephen’s Acolytes (Youth and Adults)
A ministry of the youth of St. Stephen’s (for grades 3 and up) and also adults to serve as torch bearers and crucifers.
office [at] ststephenschurch.org
This group assists in the preparation of the altar and the caretaking of the sanctuary, vestments, etc.
Email Barbara Berling at berling11[at] gmail.com
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
This group serves the bread and wine at Sunday services and also performs home visits for the ill and shut-ins in the parish.
Contact John Hirten at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read the Scripture Lessons in Sunday worship.
Contact John Hirten at johnkhirten[at] ststephenschurch.org
For current Readings, go to: www.lectionarypage.net
If you would be interested in serving as an usher approximately once a month at any of the Sunday services (schedules are flexible).
Email Ted Anspache at ted[ at] anspacher.net
Blessings for those in need of healing, every Sunday in the Mary Corner during Communion
Email Zoila Schoenbrun at dicknzoila [at] aol.com
Offer the prayers of the people during the 10:00 am Eucharist weekly.
Email John Karl Hirten at johnkhirten [at] ststephenschurch.org
Adult Choir sings weekly at the 10:00 am Eucharist. Children's Choir sings on occasion.
Email John Hirten at johnkhirten [at] ststephenschurch.org
Membership at St Stephen’s includes joining a Coffee Connection team through which you will get to know other members and participate by helping your group serve coffee after church two or three times a year.
Email Koko Peters at kokopeters [at] gmail.com
Adult Education Committee
Join in the planning of Bible Studies and ways to grow your faith throughout the year.
Email Karl Belgum at kbelgum [at] gmail.com
Performs occasionally at liturgies and other events.
Email John Hirten at johnkhirten [at] ststephenschurch.org
Sunday School and Summer Sundays
Be on the Sunday School Team of Teachers
offie [at] ststephenschurch.org
Earth and "Sun"days and ReCreation Summer - Summer Church
Fifth Grade Children and Youth are in church during the summer and are invited to participate as readers, ushers, and with their musical talents. Email Father Ellsworth at fr.ellsworth [at] ststephenschurch.org