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MINISTRIES AND SMALL GROUPS AT ST. STEPHENS

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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.
Please join right in:


Exploring and Fostering Spiritual Growth

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Contemplative Prayer Group

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Meets every Thursday from 8:30am to 9am in the garden room (library) for gospel reflection and contemplative prayer.
Call Ann Likas at 415-435-1389 or email Father Ellsworth at fr.ellsworth@ststephenschurch.org

Cursillo
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


Anasazi Group
Seniors meet regularly for fellowship and programs of interest.
Contact Lois Cannady (435-1780) or email Zoila Schoenbrun at
dicknzoila@aol.com

The Explorer's Club (formerly the Outdoor Club)
Meets every first Wednesday morning for a hike or an adventure
Email Ginny Preston at ginny_Preston@yahoo.com or Liz Hart lizhart@icloud.com

Mens’ Group
Meets every Saturday at 8 AM at the Dipsea Café.
Email Jan Gullett at
jan1gullett@gmail.com.

Womens’ Group
Meets every Wednesday at 11am. (Temporarily on hold.)

Knitting/Crocheting Group
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@gmail.com

St. Stephen’s All Parish Weekend
April 21-23, 2016 this year 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

Social Committee
Looking for someone to Chair and organize this ministry for special events for St. Stephen's parishioners.
Contact the office: office@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@comcast.net

Hot meals for the Homeless at Homeward Bound Mill Street Center
The second Thursday of each month we provide breakfast and lunch 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@mac.com (415) 435-9992)

REST Winter Shelter
From December to March, St. Stephen’s participates in preparing and serving food for those housed overnight by St. Vincent’s Winter Shelter (REST) Please Contact Frances Barbour if you would like to contribute time or food febarbour@gmail.com Frances Barbour oversees the organization of REST dinners.

ExTraFood Ministry
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@mccaskill.net

Soul Food
Food and help for those requiring temporary assistance due to crisis. Contact Sue Kwentus suepap@yahoo.com

Elder Care
Food and help for those requiring temporary assistance. Contact Sue Kwentus suepap@yahoo.com

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@yahoo.com or June Campbell jacjzc@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

Raingear Collection
for the homeless: ponchos and socks (in November) - Contact Joe Jennings josephwjennings@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!
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, David Hirsch at david@ststephenschurch.org

Youth Mission Trip
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 and 2015, the youth worked with Habitat for Humanity, building homes in Taos, New Mexico.
David Hirsch, Director of Family Ministry david@ststephenschurch.org or Mike Peters: embpeters@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
A 3-day art festival featuring local artists, held every other year (next in Fall of 2017) in support of St. Stephen’s ministries,
Contact Johnna Coats Garman at hbilly00@yahoo.com

Artist-In-Residence - Media and Holiday Faire
Parishioners exhibit their art in Kimball Hall for a month
Email Ginny at
vdoyleandjdoyle@gmail.com

St. Stephen’s Acolytes
A ministry of the youth of St. Stephen’s (for grades 3 and up) to serve as torch bearers and crucifers.
Email Director of Family Ministries, David Hirsch at
david@ststephenschurch.org

Altar Guild
This group assists in the preparation of the altar and the caretaking of the sanctuary, vestments, etc.
Email Barbara Berling at
berling11@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.
Email Koko Peters at
kokopeters@gmail.com

Lay Readers
Read the Scripture Lessons in Sunday worship.
Contact John Hirten at johnkhirten@ststephenschurch.org
For current Readings, go to:
www.lectionarypage.net

Church Ushers
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 Anspacher at ted@anspacher.net

Healing Ministry:
Blessings for those in need of healing, first Sunday of each month
Email Zoila Schoenbrun at
dicknzoila@aol.com

Intercessors
Offer the prayers of the people during the 10:00 am Eucharist weekly.
Email John Karl Hirten at
johnkhirten@ststephenschurch.org

Music
Adult Choir sings weekly at the 10:00 am Eucharist. Children's Choir sings on occasion.
Email John Hirten at
johnkhirten@ststephenschurch.org

Coffee Connections
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@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@gmail.com

Bell Choir
Performs occasionally at liturgies and other events.
Email John Hirten at
johnkhirten@ststephenschurch.org

Sunday School and Summer Sundays
Be on the Sunday School Team of Teachers
Email David Hirsch at
david@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@ststephenschurch.org or David Hirsch at
david@ststephenschurch.org