Lotus House kids need you

Loving and fun folks needed Lotus House has an urgent need for volunteers for a specific fun job. They need loving and fun folks for one-hour-long children’s groups that take place in the evenings and on Saturdays. These groups are super important at the shelter, because they allow the moms to go to support groups…

“New Every Morning…”

Announcing a new way to worship on Sundays A letter from Father Howard Stowe All of my life I have loved early worship. I was shown how wonderful it can be at a Methodist church camp where we were sent out alone each morning for a quarter hour of “Morning Watch.” Sitting by the ocean,…

St. Stephen’s Stands Against Gun Violence

After the June 12 Orlando mass shooting in which more than 100 people were killed or injured, President Obama took to a podium to offer his condolences and to denounce gun violence.  His frustration was palpable.  By some reckoning, he’s given a similar speech more than a dozen times. “Somehow, this has become routine,” he…

We Welcome Ernesto, a Political Refugee

On Thursday, June 23, we welcomed Ernesto Tamayo, a Cuban political refugee cosponsored by St. Stephen’s Church and Episcopal Migration Ministries. Ernesto came to us without family or friends in the United States, arriving with only the clothes on his back.  Together we can touch and improve Ernesto’s future Ernesto needs clothes.  He can use new…