- About Us
Community and Fellowship
As brothers and sisters in the family of God, we come together for many reasons, in many spaces at many times. Grace and St. Stephen’s offers a wide range of programs for gathering to share friendship over a meal, to discuss Scripture or to pray. All are welcome to join, bringing their own experiences and perspectives on joys, sorrows and every day moments of life to enrich others and refresh themselves.
Daughters of the King
The Angels of Grace Chapter of the Daughters of the King plays an important role in intercessory prayer for our church, for parishioners and their families in need of special prayers for recovery, healing and peace. Members complete a period of discernment in which they explore and commit to a life of daily prayer. The mission of the worldwide organization since 1885 is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through prayer, service and evangelism. The Daughters of the King meet once a month. For more information, please contact Rev. Linda Seracuse or Vicki Swanson Spellman.
St. Chrysostom’s Guild
In the early 1940s a group of ladies from Grace Church formed a guild for social and spiritual times together and it has endured over the years. They took the name of St. Chrysostom, after the patron saint of clergy, famous for his eloquence and his golden tongue. The group meets quarterly; meetings include featured speakers and study on the history and tradition of the Episcopal Church. For more information and schedule, please contact Leslie Bergstrom at (719) 633-2724.
Women’s Brown Bag Lunch Bunch
All ladies are invited to gather for a time of fellowship, shared readings and discussion on Tuesdays at 12 pm, beginning Tues., Sept. 20. We’ll meet this year rm 211 (the classroom at the top of the stairs leading up from the flag pole doors in the Education Wing). Please plan to enter the building at the handicapped access door on the north side of the church, as we will not have access to the doors at the south end of the Education Wing while the pre-school is in session. For more information, please contact Rev. Linda Seracuse.
Men's Group Bible Study
The group focuses on a book from our Lord's word and passionately studies it chapter by chapter. Wit, debate and discussion are encouraged. If you are interested in studying God's word, guy fellowship, a good breakfast and potfuls of coffee, e-mail Steve Starr for pre-meeting study guides and meeting reminders. The Men's Group meets at 7:15 am on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month in the Weir Conference room at the church, 601 N. Tejon Street.
For College Students & Young Adults
Metanoia...to change one’s mind, to turn one’s heart or mind toward God
What do you believe, and why? What’s really worth believing? How will you live your life? What does it mean to live ‘the good life’? What influences your choices, and how do you reconcile the intense demands and isolationism of life in contemporary American society with the deeper human needs for spiritual fulfillment and loving community? Join other critically minded seekers at Metanoia at Colorado College in exploring these and other questions of depth, and in experiencing the grace and beauty of ancient Christian Tradition and Liturgy in a context of radical love and inclusivity, with a focus on integrated theology and Christian contemplative practice. All are welcome, wherever they may be in their spiritual journeys.
The Rev. Brendan E. Williams, CSJC welcomes you to experience the profound value and beauty of a community of spiritual practice and shared inquiry, with Contemplative Prayer (a learning and practice group for those seeking the contemplative, transformative dimensions of the Christian Tradition, beginning at 7:30pm) and 'Faith on Brew' (great tea and theological conversation, in a welcoming, inclusive and loving environment, beginning at 8 pm) at the Interfaith House on the CC campus (1004 N. Weber St.), 7:30-9 pm:
• Mon., Mar. 6, 2017
• Mon., Apr. 10, 2017
• Mon., May 8, 2017
For more information, pastoral needs, or just to chat, visit Fr. Brendan during his office hours every Wednesday from 2-4 pm at Colorado Coffee in the Worner Campus Center.
Join us also for deep spiritual restoration in our chanted monastic Compline (night prayer) Liturgies, in Shove Chapel, 9 pm on the following evenings:
• Tues., Jan. 24th, 2017
• Tues., Mar. 28th, 2017
(Date in May to be determined)
You can also keep up with all we're doing at our Facebook page
Bridges to Contemplative Living
On Mondays at 12 pm, join us for this mid-day opportunity to share and experience meditation and contemplative prayer. Takes place in the Weir Conference Room.
Social Gatherings are monthly or seasonal opportunities for members of our parish family to join together for a meal and fellowship. They are also invitational opportunities, to welcome friends and neighbors. Typically, Social Gatherings consist of people who live in the same area of the Colorado Springs such as north, west or downtown.
Social Gatherings are wonderful opportunities to get to know one another, discover unsuspected common experiences, or be surprised by the wide range of diversity and talent in our church. They can also be a natural source of comfort and support in difficult times, and a community to share joy and celebrate good news. For more information on Social Gatherings, please contact the office.
Grace Singles Fellowship and Ministry
This group offers single parishioners the opportunity to collectively be involved in social and volunteer activities which foster fellowship, supportive relationships and deepens our community of faith. For more information, please contact Colin Campbell.
Home fellowship groups are weekly gatherings of small groups that meet in the homes of parishioners for the purpose of fellowship, conversational Bible study and support. For more information, please contact Lyn Francis.
For Young Men (Ages 11-17)
Grace and St Stephen’s sponsors Boy Scout Troop 5413 for young men ages 11 to 17. For more information about the troop and how to get involved in scouting, please visit http://troop5413.org/