Voted Lower Columbia's Best Place of Worship 2021, 2022 & 2023
On behalf of our congregation, I want to thank all who voted for St. Stephen’s as the Best Place of Worship in the Lower Columbia Region for 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Welcome to St. Stephen’s!
We welcome all on their faith journeys to come and explore with us what it means to live in community with one another, to respond to the way of love that Jesus calls us into, and to find a faith community that you can call your own.
Fr. Nic Mather, Rector at St. Stephen’s.
I am honored to help lead this congregation that has been recognized throughout our community for our deep commitment to our faith and to serving all in our community. I think we’ve received the honor of being named the best place of worship for a few reasons…
St. Stephen’s has long had a deep commitment to serving our neighbors, particularly through ministries of feeding, sheltering, and public advocacy that the dignity of all people be recognized and honored.
Our Open Arms
Our commitment to loving our neighbor has often included being a meeting place for many different groups (including a number of 12-Step Organizations), activities (Community Yoga and Meditation Groups), and organizations throughout our community (Longview Ski Club, Old West Side Neighborhood Association, Chamber Music Festival, and more!). We seek to use our spaces for the betterment of our community, however that might be accomplished!
Open & Affirming
Our commitment to loving our neighbor through an affirming and welcoming worship experience for all that is grounded in deep tradition, a strong Biblical grounding, and a commitment to using our gifts of prayerful discernment to listen to the ongoing call of Christ and the movement of the Holy Spirit in our world today.
Through all of this one thing is clear, at St. Stephen’s we not only speak of love of neighbor, but we practice that love in every aspect of our life as a church community:
We believe out loud, welcoming and affirming all in their named identity and experience.
We honor those who have shepherded this land for generations as we work to care for creation.
We love the joyful noise of children and welcome families of all types!
We worship together regardless of our differences.
We live out our values, every day.
We hope that you will join us on an upcoming Sunday. Families & littles are welcomed and encouraged to join in every aspect of our worship together!
Sundays @ 10:30am, either in-person or streaming online.
Welcome to St. Stephen’s, we hope that you will join us and see how you too can be a part of this community of radical love.