Reading Camp is a literacy program aimed at children 7-11 who think they may not like reading or just aren’t good at it to help open them up to the joy of reading and to make reading a fun and positive experience. Reading Camp is held for one week during the summer as done jointly with our ministry partner, St Luke Lutheran Church. To learn more go to our Reading Camp website.
DAUGHTERS OF THE KING
The Daughters of the King (DoK) is our adult women’s group whose mission is the extension of God’s kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. The DoK maintains and prays our parish prayer list and help one another on their individual faith journeys. The DoK meets in the evening on the 3rd Wednesday at 5pm.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH WOMEN
The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is a national organization that is involved in a number of missional areas, including literacy, education, health and the United Thank Offering. The St Stephen’s chapter hosts several fundraisers each year for charitable uses and supports the work of the parish. The ECW meets on the first Thursday of each month for lunch at Pasquale’s at 11:30.
Our Community Giving ministry incorporates our support of outside community service groups who seek to make a better world for their fellow humans as well as individuals in need. Some of the groups supported include national and international organizations such as Episcopal Relief and Development, United Thank Offering, and Turning Pointe. Locally, we support organizations such as the Highland Education Project, Mountaineer Food Bank, and the Raleigh County Humane Society. We also are able to help individuals in need with small grants to address immediate needs.
MEMORIAL GARDEN & COLUMBARIUM
For over 30 years St Stephen’s has offered a final resting place to anyone who wishes to be interred in the precincts of a Christian community. All interments are done in the auspices of a worship service and our garden space is tenderly cared for by our Gardening Group.
Our Garden group meets regularly throughout the year to maintain the beauty of our landscaping.
St Stephen’s has an active music program and welcomes your gifts and enthusiasm. Our choir sings most Sundays September through May at our 9:30 service. In addition, we welcome musicians to play in the context of our worship.
We are blessed to be able to draw on the dedicated service of so many that make our worship a beautiful, meaningful and inspiring experience. They include Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, Lectors, Ushers and Tellers. We are always welcoming of anyone who feels they would like to assist in worship.
The Altar Guild is a dedicated group of men and women who work behind the scenes to prepare for Communion and make the church ready for worship.