If you want to know what kind of church St. Stephen's is, you have to get to know the people in the pews. At St. Stephen's, there are English speakers, Spanish speakers, former Catholics, recovering fundamentalists, atheists, agnostics, mystics, and misfits. Somehow, this church is the sacred space where they've chosen to build a beautiful community.
To honor that community and tell the real story of what St. Stephen's is, means, and can be, #humansofststephens is back, this time in video form.
So... meet Laura - and, in the coming weeks, look forward to meeting so many more of the amazing humans of this unique little Episcopal community tucked away in Hollywood in the shadow of the dueling steeples of Capitol Records and the far more architecturally impressive First Presbyterian Church.
Then maybe come see us on Sunday.
Music: "Today's Special: Jam Tomorrow" by Doctor Turtle
Used under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license
We're starting our 2019 Summer Schedule on July 7th! We'll have a single bilingual service each Sunday... and the focus is on fellowship and - as always - doing church a little different!
July 7 | Pancakes and Karaoke
July 14 | Contemplative Practices (Yoga and Centering Prayer)
July 21 | A Capella Songs
July 28 | BBQ and Board Games
August 4 | Pancakes and Karaoke
August 11 | Field Trip to Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Fullerton
August 18 | Bilingual Baptismal Service
August 25 | Contemplative Practices (Yoga and Centering Prayer)
September 1 | Beach Day at Will Rogers State Beach
St. Stephen's is proud to be working to rekindle a welcoming, compassionate, creative Episcopal community in Eagle Rock! For the past year, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church has been dormant, its doors closed and its congregation in flux.
Father Jaime, an Eagle Rock community member, has been asked by the Bishop and the Diocese to help reinvigorate the church through worship and innovative connection to this wonderful neighborhood. We're excited to explore the ways St. Stephen's can help rebuild St. Barnabas so that it and the community of Eagle Rock can thrive!
You can keep up with latest from St. Barnabas here.
It was a tearful Sunday as we said "see you soon" to our dear friend the Rev. Holly Cardone and wished her well as she begins her new role as rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Fullerton.
This community has been forever transformed by the love, care, and leadership that Holly has offered in her past 5 years of service alongside Father Jaime. While we will miss her dearly, we can't wait to see and support the amazing community and initiatives she will lead in Fullerton.
All of our love and best wishes, Holly!
St. Stephen's is a community where all voices are heard. This is just a taste of what our community cares about.