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Stories of Grace
Grace and St. Stephen's is a community made up of many faces, backgrounds, experiences and philosophies. Here we invite members of our parish to share their stories. Read on to learn about the vibrant threads that make up the fabric of our family.
I go to church for spiritual healing, and for the sense of peace I get while there. I love the tranquility and family feeling of the congregation. More...
Colorado Springs, Colorado
My hours at Grace are the highlight of my weeks. I love coming to help the gardeners on Saturday morning. And on third Saturdays I help Anna, Spot and Jill on Altar Guild before heading out to get dirty. On a deeper level, I’ve really benefited from helping facilitate a small sharing group in the Faith Seeking Journey last year, and I look forward to another amazing year in that wonderful program. More...
Jamaica, West Indies
I attend church because growing up with my grandparents; especially my grandmother, she believed it was important for the family to worship. I really did not have a choice…even when she was not going (…was not well, etc), my cousin, brother and I had to go. As I got older, church became a major part of my life…it was and is a place to grow with others who are on a spiritual journey such as I. More...
I was raised in a Pentecostal Church, and when I came here, it was so very different. In no time, though, it felt like home—as so many people welcomed me, and helped me on my path to becoming an Episcopalian. More...
New York City in the borough of Manhattan
I love that it is a downtown Church that draws a broad spectrum of members from across the Pikes Peak region, including especially from the arts and academic communities. I love that Grace has hosted community events for nearly a century with Taylor concerts—especially Advent Lessons and Carols and Britten’s Noye’s Fludde—and Jazz in the Garden. I love the stone walls, the painted ceilings, the shadows, the smell of beeswax, the organ, and the liturgy—Rite 1 Eucharist, evensong, compline, the Maundy Thursday Watch. I love that our children grew up in Grace, attending an academically rigorous Sunday School, singing in children’s and youth choirs, serving God as acolytes and serving the world with adult & peer outreach projects. More...