Community Services and Events
All worship services at St. Stephen's are open to all, regardless of whether you are a member, an Episcopalian, or a Christian. All are welcome. Several services are planned especially with the wider community in mind, including:
Blessing of the Animals service: all bring their beloved animals for an outdoor service and a pet blessing on a Saturday or Sunday near St. Francis Day, October 4.
All Saints Day service, November 1: on this major feast day, we offer a service designed to remember those who have died, particularly those who have died in the past year.
Thanksgiving Day service: this service of Morning Prayer features a sermon and stirring instrumental music and hymns. Read more about this beloved community service, including a brief history of how it came to be, here.
Two Christmas pageants: A children's pageant occurs on the afternoon of the third Sunday in Advent at 3 p.m., and a youth pageant takes place on the fourth Sunday in Advent during the 11:15 a.m. service. Simple receptions follow each of these services.
In addition to these special services, we hold two community-wide events each September designed to provide fun for the entire community while raising additional funds for outreach: a golf tournament (info here), and the Bluegrass Bash (info here), an all-ages event featuring live music, food trucks, and children's activities.