Community Life

Book Club

We meet once a month at 10:00am in the Parish Hall St. Stephen’s.  Contact Liz Kingsley with questions at 376-5882. 2016-17 Schedule

Go Take a Hike
Would you like to (literally) take a step further in deepening your love of protecting earth’s blessings with your faith? Holy Hikes, lead by Rev. Justin Cannon of St. Giles church in Moraga, offers beautiful hikes, highlighted by an outdoor eucharist, generally on the fourth Saturday of the month at 10:00am. See Holy Hikes Facebook page for details and info about future hikes.

Faith in Action: Caring for Creation 
World leaders took a huge step toward mitigating climate change at the recent Paris. Of the many attendees was Rev. Canon Sally Bingham, our diocesan Canon for the Environment, who presented a list of 4,5000 congregations and individuals from across the U.S. who took The Paris Pledge pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The focus of the Caring for Creation group is to actively support the goals outlined in the Covenant of California Interfaith Power & Light (CIPL) of which St. Stephen’s is a member. Upon joining CIPL, St. Stephen’s pledged to pursue one or more of the following goals:

  1. Educate our congregation on energy production and usage in relation to global warming by offering weekly tips in our Sunday bulletin, articles in our monthly newsletter, and sponsoring speaking events.
  2. Conduct an energy audit of our buildings to identify sources of energy waste and the potential financial savings of energy related improvements.
  3. Make energy efficiency improvements in our congregation’s buildings.
  4. Utilize renewable energy by purchasing green power, installing solar panels, or contributing to a wind turbine fund.
  5. Analyze, reduce, and offset our greenhouse gas emissions with the goal of becoming a non-polluting congregation.
  6. Support public policies that contribute to our goals.

Garden Club 

All are welcome to come and help keep the gardens of St. Stephen’s beautiful.  We come together on the Second Tuesday of EVERY month from 9-11am.  We do a little work and have a lot of fun!  Ann Lawrence: 299-2608

Night Readers

We meet 3-4 Mondays a year: 2017 schedule here.
Questions or to receive the Night Readers email contact Sue & Jim Breedlove

Mens Conversation

The men meet one Saturday morning each month. This is an informal group that will meet over coffee, from 8-9:30 a.m., to talk about issues of the day, the spiritual life, etc.  Check the Sunday Paper or the Church Calendar for the meeting dates.