You'll hear a lot in the coming weeks about ways in which you can be involved and have a voice as St. Stephen's looks at how our budget and building are connected to our mission as a congregation. These will be important conversations and it is essential that you be involved! Watch for an invitation from Chuck Landry, the council president, soon to see how you can connect.
I offer this brief article from The Christian Century magazine which talks about creative uses for church buildings to create more connections with the neighborhood and broader community. We have already entered into a partnership with Bootless Stageworks, what more could be possible? I hope that this article encourages you to think about other ways in which we can make our building work for our mission.