St. Stephen’s is a welcoming and affirming parish which openly accepts all of God’s children to worship with us and become part of our faith family.

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Try Being Me: I’m your LGBTQ neighbor

Saturday, October 14 9 AM – Noon

Please join us for another community event

Try Being Me: I’m your LGBTQ neighbor is an event featuring the feelings and voices of our neighbors who will speak of the fear, pain, and confusion associated with sexual identity.

The Try Being Me panel includes a transgender man, a gay minister, the parent of a gay child, and a lesbian Latina military veteran. They will share the challenges faced in their private lives, churches and public policy forums and answer questions about family relationships, personal experiences, and public challenges.

Address: St. Stephen’s Church 463 West Harwood Road, (Village Plaza Shopping Center) Hurst 76054

Registration: Seating is limited please register in advance by email or call

Event organizers: The Events Committee of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Hurst

Invitees: Those looking for real information about and deeper connections to their neighbors.

Format: A panel discussion and Q &A session, open to everyone

There are two sides to every issue and in these legal, some celebrated while others seethed A special session of the Texas Legislature was called this summer to consider a bill to protect people in bathrooms. It’s been only two short years since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage. Both of these issues are pitting strangers, friends and family members against each other. It’s time for a sane, thoughtful conversation – person to person – to find our similarities instead of standing strong with our differences. Try Being Me is a step in the direction of greater understanding and reconciliation.

Many people have never talked – about sex – with anyone, much less a person whose orientation is different from their own. Misconceptions abound. For some, certain Bible verses are the real law, to others Jesus’ admonition to love one another

Prayers for Bobby starring Sigourney Weaver

Pre-Event FREE movie screening and discussion:

Date and Time: Friday night, October 13, 7 – 9 pm

Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons, this is the true story of Mary Griffith whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Watch this film in a safe, neighborhood environment. Engage in conversation with others while exploring and challenging our preconceptions.

Popcorn included, of course!

No registration necessary for the movie night.