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.
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.
Our 15th Summer of B-SAFE Is Right Around The Corner!
We're looking for students, teen staff, young adult staff, and teen volunteers. If you belong to a partner organization, check out our new Partner Portal.
Sponsored by Boston Public Schools, this program is an opportunity for parents to sharpen their skills as they work in one of life's most important and demanding roles. Sessions focus on child development, what children are learning in schools, advocacy, parent leadership and effective parenting skills. This FREE event will be held at Northeastern University's Curry Center (360 Huntington Ave.) on Saturday, May 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Click here to register or for more information.
Mother's Day Walk For Peace
This annual event is coming up on May 11th. Members of the St. Stephen's community will again be walking in Jorge's memory. Sign up today here! For more information on how you can help contact Julia McMahon.
The Youth Jobs Coalition rallied more than 1,000 teens from across the state to march on the State House demanding that lawmakers create more opportunities for summer employment. The successful event was covered by local and national media.|Read here.| More about recent efforts to create teen jobs.
MLK Day of ActionAs part of our ongoing partnership with the Blackstone Innovation School, St. Stephen's hosted our 4th annual service day on Monday, January 20th. This year 125 volunteers, including Representative Tom Conroy and Bishop Gale Harris joined us for this national day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We observed the event with a morning of projects and mural painting followed by an afternoon workshop developed and presented by our teens.
workshop on civic engagement: what it means, how we practice it, and how public involvement can shape changes to Massachusetts' gun laws. Two teens spoke about their personal experience with gun violence, and others played interactive games with the audience testing their knowledge of Massachusetts’ gun laws. It was another successful day of service and partnership for St. Stephen’s and the Blackstone School.
Bringing Technology Home
An innovative partnership between Comcast and Northeastern University is proving to be a successful model for corporate-academic collaboration. Through their Internet Essentials Program, both institutions are working to help close the "digital divide," or lack of access to technology, in low income communities. Northeastern volunteers recently held training sessions for program participants and families at each of our program locations. |Read more|
On Tuesday, November 19th, the partners kicked off a new program year with a celebration at Northeastern University. Vickiana Santana (pictured at left with Tyler Jedrey SSYP's media arts specialist) is one of our program parents who participated in the class. She was featured in a question and answer session at the event held in Blackman Auditorium and attended by hundreds of BostonPublic School students. Through an interpreter, she shared her experience with the class, and described the impact she believes it will have on her family's future.
For Our Prayers
Bishop Shaw appreciates your prayers and good wishes as he begins another round of treatment. Cards and letters should be addressed to him at the monastery (980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02138).
New Teen GroupWe're trying something new this spring for teens in 8th grade and up. Marisa, our Christian Education Coordinator will be gathering interested teens to talk about matters of God and the Spirit. The group will meet at St Stephens on six Sundays from from 12:00-2:00 pm for lunch and conversation. Upcoming dates will be:
May 11 (lunch in Dorchester following the Mothers Day Walk for Peace)
Please contact Marisa for more information.