A weekly Rector's Notes article, September 16, 2019 Fierce conversations is a leading business model that addresses many of the issues facing modern corporations today. From their website, Fierce describes their program as having the following result: In Fierce Conversations training, your team will learn: 1) what to talk about, 2) how to talk about … Continue reading fierce conversations
A weekly Rector's Notes Article The first Sunday of the program year of the Church (which for decades has conveniently followed the school-year calendar) has many names and traditions tied to it: Kick Off Sunday (it's the fall, football has started...), Welcome Back Sunday (all you heathens that stayed away all summer), Homecoming Sunday (again, … Continue reading Kick Off Sunday!
A weekly Rector's Notes article, August 26, 2019 This year, the people of St. Stephen's are invited to embark on a new path of formation and fellowship that will draw our community closer, while providing opportunities for each of us, from the youngest to the oldest, to learn more about themselves and grow in their … Continue reading seasons of prayer
A rector's notes article, August 19, 2019 Almighty God, you have so linked our lives one with another that all we do affects, for good or ill, all other lives: So guide us in the work we do, that we may do it not for self alone, but for the common good; and, as we … Continue reading Holy Labor
A weekly Rector's Notes article, Monday August 12, 2019 St. Stephen's is a warm and welcoming place. I noticed this on the first Sunday I was here (nearly one year ago!), and I constantly see this practice of radical welcome whenever someone new is in our midst. Our practice of radical welcome is organic, natural, … Continue reading Practicing Radical Welcome