This Week at St. Stephen’s–December 22, 2013

THE CHRISTMAS STORY This week we celebrate the most beloved of all Christian holy days: Christmas. Surprisingly this feast developed rather late in Western Christian history, its present form and popularity owing more perhaps to Charles Dickens than to traditional Christian practise. In the early days of the Church it was Easter that received the […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–December 08, 2013

FIGURING IT ALL OUT Last week we reported on some things still to be figured out as we settle into our newly renovated space. This week we turn our attention to the finances required to run our new facility. The vision that guided our renovations focused on a more welcoming and flexible building complex that […]

THIS WEEK AT ST. STEPHEN’S–DECEMBER 15, 2013

Launched! Last Sunday we hosted two concerts in our new space: a choral concert in the afternoon and in the evening a benefit concert for Madison House, a residence for veterans who might otherwise be on the street. The second event was particularly telling, and also very encouraging. The program—“Christmas at Madison House”—was a parade […]