St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

"St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and its community support each other in doing God's work.  Together, we bridge the gap between urban and suburban, and between rich and poor."

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The Eucharist is celebrated every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Services are conducted in English and En Español.  
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Located in Boston's South End, St. Stephen's is home to an active Christian community. (Read About Us.We participate in a wide-range of community outreach activities, with a special focus on helping school-aged young people along the road to successful adulthood.  

Since 2000 we have provided neighborhood children with a safe place to go at the end of the school day. Today we provide successful, year-round, out-of-school time programming for 800 students and about 160 teen jobs. Read About Our Youth Programs and check out a recent video about our partnership with Boston Public Schools.

Teens Demand Action On Climate Change

On September 21st, more than 400,000 people took to the streets of New York City to call for action on climate change. Among them, were teen Community Organizers from St. Stephen's Youth Programs. It was the largest march for action on climate to date |photos|The Rev. Tim Crellin, VicarI and Executive Director of Youth Programs praised the teens' 
positive attitude and commitment: "I am so proud of our team -
the teens were amazing. It was a long day but we were part of something really important."

Bishop Gates Consecrated
Agganis Arena at Boston University was transformed into a church on September 13th for the ordination and consecration
of the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates as 16th bishop of the Diocese of
Massachusetts. Approximately 4,000 
people attended the service which featured outstanding music, and a warm witty sermon by The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollinsgsworth Jr. , Bishop of Ohio. 100 Ohioans were on hand to celebrate with Bishop Gates . |Read more here.| |Photo:| 

On Sunday Oct 26, Bishop Alan Gates will be visiting St. Stephen's. The schedule for the day will be:  
  - 10:00 a.m.  Breakfast
  -  10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist
  -  12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch and congregation meeting
  -  1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Meeting with Congregational leaders and         SSYP staff
  -  2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Meeting with SSYP organizing teams
Happy Birthday B-SAFE!
This summer, more than 700 kids, teens, staff, and parishioners helped us to celebrate 15 great years of summer enrichment programming. The day was full of sunshine, games, ice cream, and smiles. (Check out the pictures below!) The event, held at Larz Anderson Park in Brookline, was the first in our history to bring all six B-SAFE sites together. Special appearances from former staff, partner churches, and even program alumni made the day even more memorable. (B-SAFE was recently featured in the diocesan's e-news under "Summer in the City." Click here.)


For Our Prayers
Bishop Shaw appreciates your prayers and good wishes. Cards and letters should be addressed to him at the monastery (980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138).

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Did You Know?
During the 2013/14 School Year:

Our second graders’ math scores improved 129%.

102 elementary students read with literacy tutors during 2,835 hours of group tutoring and 4,253 one-on-one sessions. 

Youth Program staff met with 84% of our students’ teachers to monitor student progress.

100% of seniors graduated from high school. 87% did so with a well-formulated plan for their post-graduation year.

More than 100 adults ranging from college students to senior citizens volunteered each week. 100 more volunteered in other ways.

View our entire program evaluation report here!

Friends of St Stephens Youth Programs Inc