Finding community with others is one of the best parts of life at St. Stephen’s. By growing closer to each other we grow closer to God. Whether you are a newcomer or a longstanding member, St Stephen’s offers many ways to get involved and find meaningful connections with others.
Moms’ Group provides Moms of children of all ages a place for fellowship, encouragement, and connection during this stage of life. Join us for fun and new friends!
Meets: Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:30am (Commons Room)
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Facebook group
Martyrs Men’s Group includes both fellowship and conversations about faith, work, and daily life. The Rector selects the topic of these conversations only for the first Wednesday of the month. On the following weeks, others present the theme of the evening.
Meets: Wednesdays, 7:00pm (Edina Country Club, Men’s Card Room)
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Book Club is a chance for women to gather for fellowship, conversation, and good reads!
Meets: Second Tuesday of the month, 1:30-2:30 pm (Library)
Community Dinners provide our parishioners a chance to gather in small in-home groups for an informal evening of dining and conversation. Groups of six to eight people are assigned to each host location. This is a great way for you to get to know the folks you may otherwise see only in the pews on Sunday.
Next Community Dinner: October 8, 2016
Senior Fellowship offers parishioners 70 years of age or older encouragement and support in living their lives centered in spiritual growth and development. The group offers various programs and speakers throughout the year. Visit the Senior Ministry page for more details.
Women’s Chef Society is a fun, casual group who enjoys good food and lively conversation. We take a team approach that means you only cook 1 out of 5 gatherings. All levels of cooking experience are welcome to join in!
2016/17 Dates: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Jan. 26, Mar 9 & April 26
Contact: Wendy Peterson
Women in Fellowship meets quarterly and is an inter-generational gathering of women which provides an environment for women to unite, to share, to exchange ideas and to grow together spiritually, focusing on God’s will for our lives. All women are invited to come and share in this morning of fellowship. Continental breakfast begins at 8:30am and the speaker at 9:00am. Come be inspired and feed your body and soul!
2016/17 Dates: Oct. 8, Jan. 14, Mar 18 & May 14.
Special events occur on a regular basis at St. Stephen’s. Some of these events are annual traditions and other pop-up for unexpected fun! Check out the Special Events page for the latest updates. Below you can find out more about our annual social gatherings.
Fourth of July on the Lawn is an opportunity for St. Stephen’s members to gather in celebration of our nation, while enjoying the Edina parade as it passes by that morning. Hot dogs, lemonade, popsicles, and fun are all provided on our front lawn at 50th Street and Wooddale Avenue.
Welcome Back Picnic and Pig Roast takes place in September and is a great way to gather at the kick-off of the fall season at St. Stephen’s.
Our Fish Fry and Bingo night is an AWESOME way to chase away the winder blues each March. We do it old school with a deliciously prepared fish dinner and animated bingo calling.
Bash After Dark happens each fall and is St. Stephen’s party to celebrate and raise money for our outreach endeavors in the community. The ever popular, ever fabulous Bash After Dark includes great food, wine and beer, and fun with fellow parishioners. Guests can bid on wonderful items and experiences in the silent and live auctions while supporting the work we do to share God’s love outside our walls.
Advent Wreath Making is an annual family favorite. Families of St. Stephen’s come together every year to make this a fun tradition. Create an advent wreath that you can take home with you and enjoy together during the week leading up to Christmas.