This Week at St. Stephen’s–February 01, 2015

GROWING AND CONNECTING As happens often around St. Stephen’s these days, last Wednesday evening was a beehive of activity. The meditation group was quietly praying up a storm in the sanctuary; the “I Love You” kickboxing class gave way to the Tillicum Al Anon group who gathered to share their personal stories down in the […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–January 25, 2015

THE PATHS WE CHOOSE We, all of us, in the modern world, have taken religion into our own hands. Gone are the days when we simple do what we’re told by religious authorities. We go to church on a given Sunday … or we don’t. We believe in the virgin birth … or we don’t. […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–January 18, 2015

SEEKING A WAY FORWARD This past week, our bishop, Greg Kerr-Wilson, met with our Parish Council to discuss same-sex blessings. In a respectful exchange of views, it became clear that we are at an impasse. The members of Parish Council spoke clearly and passionately about the reasons they were in favour of same-sex blessings. Some […]

This Week at St. Stephen’s–January 11, 2015

STARTING THINGS UP AGAIN Starting things up again after the Christmas break is always a little daunting: it requires more energy than we actually have. But really, we cannot afford to extend our rest any further into the new year because many things now press upon us as life moves on here at St. Stephen’s. […]