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Many Members: One Body


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

New Logo Stewardship 2013

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

Is a short course in Christianity – The original small group experience. Rediscover your deep faith in Christ.
For further information visit

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

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] or Liz Hart lizhart [at]

Mens’ Group
Meets Saturday Mornings by appointment at the New Morning Cafe in Tiburon.
Email Jan Gullett at
janLgullett [at]

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 [at]

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

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.

Social Committee
Looking for someone to Chair and organize this ministry for special events for St Stephen's parishioners.
Contact the office: office [at]

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]

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] (415) 435-9992)

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 [at]

Food and help for those requiring temporary assistance due to crisis. Contact Elizabeth Gravely in the office, office [at]

Elder Care
Food and help for those requiring temporary assistance. Contact Elizabeth Gravely in the office, office [at]

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] or June Campbell jacjzc [at]
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 [at]

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

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]

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.
[at], or Mike Peters: embpeters [at]

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]

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]

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]

Altar Guild
This group assists in the preparation of the altar and the caretaking of the sanctuary, vestments, etc.
Email Barbara Berling at

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

Lay Readers
Read the Scripture Lessons in Sunday worship.
Contact John Hirten at johnkhirten[at]
For current Readings, go to:

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 Anspache at
ted[ at]

Healing Ministry:
Blessings for those in need of healing, every Sunday in the Mary Corner during Communion
Email Zoila Schoenbrun at
dicknzoila [at]

Offer the prayers of the people during the 10:00 am Eucharist weekly.
Email John Karl Hirten at
johnkhirten [at]

Adult Choir sings weekly at the 10:00 am Eucharist. Children's Choir sings on occasion.
Email John Hirten at
johnkhirten [at]

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 [at]

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]

Bell Choir
Performs occasionally at liturgies and other events.
Email John Hirten at
johnkhirten [at]

Sunday School and Summer Sundays
Be on the Sunday School Team of Teachers

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