Parish Profile 2018

Welcome to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Oak Harbor on beautiful Whidbey Island!

 

 

Note:  to Read the Whole Profile in PDF Format Click Here, or click on the links to the right side to view the profile by topic. 

 We are a renewed and growing parish, filled with hope and energy to fulfill our mission.  Our aspiration is to be known as the most radically welcoming, inclusive, open and accepting church in the area. We endured difficult times more than a decade ago, when some of our friends and long-time members left the national Episcopal Church, but that painful episode is well behind us now and we’re dedicated to the positive path we have set ourselves upon.

 

 

We seek a new rector to help us harness and focus our hope and energy to achieve our ambitious goals and priorities.  As you will see in this parish profile, all our key indicators in recent years are heading in a good direction – average Sunday attendance is up, pledge and plate income has risen significantly, and ministry and outreach efforts have increased.  You will also see that our results on the parish survey conducted in April 2018 by Holy Cow! Consulting were very strong and show us to be a “transformational” church with high satisfaction and high energy among our members. 

 

We consider ourselves to be adaptable and open to future changes, but the real glue that holds us together is our love for our traditional liturgy, the Book of Common Prayer and our identity as faithful Episcopalians. 

 

 

We invite you to get to know us in this profile and join us as we move forward in faith!

To view the rest of the Profile Click here to read the Full PDF or follow the links to each section on the right hand side of the profile pages.  

 

                   In Christ’s Love,

The St. Stephen’s Profile Committee