The Outreach Alcove Introduces the "Caring Tree"

The Caring Tree will be a permanent fixture for the year with the ‘leaves’ changing monthly.  Each leaf (tag) will list what is needed – a specific item or possibly a way to serve – from the agency that is our focus for the month.   FOR APRIL - Women’s Large and X-Large One-Piece Bathing Suits Needed for Sawyerville Day Camp.

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Stasi Bara
Burn the Note! Imagine the Future.

…by reducing our debt service, we would be able to support three full-time clergy members without any increase in pledges. By moving to three full-time clergy, we can have a better system of pastoral care that tends to the spiritual needs of those in our community especially those with long-term spiritual care needs that require regular home visits.  By supporting three full-time clergy we can better welcome and care for families and children.

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Stasi Bara
Volunteering with Family Promise

Four weeks every year, Saint Stephen’s joins with 13 other local churches in the Birmingham area to host Family Promise - a program for families who need some temporary shelter and meals to help get back on their feet.

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Stasi Bara
The History of Saint Stephen’s

…listen to the stories that Doug has shared about our community.  Whether you have been at Saint Stephen’s for 46 years, or just a few weeks, they are the story of us and how God has touched our lives, and the lives in our community.  

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John Burruss
Saint Stephen's Starts a New Ministry: Holy Hikes, Birmingham

The unique quality of St. Stephen’s and our love of nature, makes us an ideal place to start a new ministry called Holy Hikes Birmingham.  A Holy Hike will be conducted once a month in trails all across the Birmingham area. The hikes will stretch from March until October with a break in July for the holiday and Alabama heat.  Each Holy Hike will be three to five miles in length and will either be easy or moderate in difficulty.

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Stasi Bara
Talking Climate During Lent

I believe that our faith calls us to take seriously our relationship with the created world, and that includes talking about what we are experiencing and learning. Lent is also a time when we reflect on how we can live better…

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Stasi Bara
Laundry Love

This is Laundry Love. Every other month St. Stephen’s will head to the Imperial Laundry-mat in Woodlawn to share the gift of clean clothes.

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Stasi Bara
Pew to 50K

I am eager to share with you our 2019 PEW to 50K Campaign: Read, Pray, Serve.  It will be exciting to see what will happen if Saint Stephen’s commits to 50,000 hours of worshiping, of growing through Christian Formation, and sharing our love through service in 2019.  

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John Burruss