Welcome to St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and University Center!

We are a community that values worship as the focal point of our lives together. We look for worship to strengthen us, to challenge us, and to inspire us.

We seek to be multicultural and multigenerational. As individuals we value the freedom to be ourselves with unvarnished authenticity and to extend that freedom to others.

We believe that all people are welcomed at God’s Table.

We believe that God can be reached through many paths and by way of many great belief systems. Our path is a commitment to understanding and following the life and teachings of Jesus Christ.

We believe that no person, no text, and no church has a final word on God. Our understanding of God is best served by open inquiry, scholarship, and worship.

“Emmanuel” Screening on March 4

The Episcopal Churches of the Columbus area welcome you to a screening of the movie Emmanuel, which tells the story of Dylan Roof’s attack on the Mother Emmanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina, and the response of the people. The . . .


The Language of Amazement

You can listen to my sermon from Sunday, January 19th by using the player below. Please note that we’ve had some technical difficulties with our sound system, and therefore the audio quality isn’t as good as it should be. Hopefully . . .


Go: Doing Mission with Eyes Wide Open on February 29

GO: Doing Mission with Eyes Wide Open Saturday, February 29th 10am-3pm St. John’s Episcopal Church Worthington Are you part of a parish outreach project? Do you have interest or experience in mission work, whether in your neighborhood or across the . . .


Neighborhood Services Hunger Run/Walk on Sunday, March 22

NSI is having its second Hunger Run/Walk on Sunday, March 22, 2020. In addition, there will be an After Party at Seventh Son Brewing Company from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (1101 N. Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43201.) For more information, go to https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/OSUHungerRun


Reading by poet Scott Woods on January 19

Peripatetic Poets Sunday, January 19th 6:30pm in the Chapel Featured Poet – Scott Woods Scott Woods is the author of We Over Here Now (2013, Brick Cave Books), Urban Contemporary History Month (2016, Brick Cave Books) and Prince and Little . . .


Artigras 2020!

ArtiGras 2020 will take place on Saturday, February 22nd at St. John’s Worthington from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. People of varying artistic experience come together to create, learn, and grow spiritually. Arti Gras follows a pilgrimage model, meaning that . . .


How do we come awake?

This past Sunday was the Baptism of Christ, and I preached on the question “How do we come awake?” You can listen to my homily by using the player below.