The church is a community of people, who believe in Jesus. The local church in Anglican custom is called a parish, which is the congregation led by an Incumbent/Pastor.
A unique feature of a church is that it may include all ages. Schools, workplaces, and senior’s homes segregate people based on their age. A church is a place where people of all ages are welcome.
In Anglican practise, to join a parish a person agrees to have their name put on the Parish List, and they become a member of the parish or a parishioner.
As parishioners may not know each other well, and people join our parish from time to time, we put effort into building community. It is part of our mission statement, to build a loving Christian family of faith.
Through the year we have a number of fund-raising events and activities, led by the Fund-raising Committee: Pasta Suppers, Yard Sale, and Christmas Tea. These events are important for building community as well as raising funds.
Listed below are some of our community building activities.
People or a group sign up to host for a month on the signup sheet on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall.
People may donate baking, either prepared at home or store bought; see the Kitchen Convenor.
Baking to suit people’s needs is not provided because we can not guarantee that the baking will be safe. However, if an individual brought baking to suit their own needs, it can be kept in the kitchen for them.
Birthday Cake Sunday
The 2nd Sunday is Birthday Cake Sunday when we celebrate with people who have a birthday that month by naming them during announcements, singing Happy Birthday and sharing birthday cake during coffee hour. To participate, give the church office your birthday.
Ladies Night Out
Every 2 months, the ladies gather at a local restaurant for an evening of food, fellowship and fun! We alternate between Monday and Wednesday evenings. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Ladies Night Out Facilitator for further information on the next dinner. You can also find the information on our St. Stephen’s Facebook page. We hope to see you there!
The Men’s Club meets for breakfast on the 2nd Saturday of each month, September through May, and spouses are welcome. They organize our annual Turkey and Roast Beef Dinners and sell the tickets. If you are interested in joining us, please contact the Men’s Club Chair.