HOLIDAY FAIR: The Christmas Fair is fast approaching–December 9th, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.– and many hands are needed to make it a success! We invite folks to work on crafts at home as well as on Tuesday nights at the church. We are also looking for jewelry items as well as in-great-shape items with a Christmas theme for the Christmas table and food for the bake table. Look for sign-up sheets to see where you can help with set up and working on the day of the fair. For questions, contact Sharyn Philcox at 508-393-6858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY FAIR MEETING: Please join us as we prepare crafts for our fair to be held on December 9. No experience necessary!!! We will meet on Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Our next meeting will be held on November 28. Just come when you can. If you have any questions, please contact Sharyn Philcox at email@example.com or 508-393-6858.
LIVING NATIVITY: On Saturday, December 16 at 6:00pm a re-enactment of the story of the First Christmas will be performed by costumed parishioners in our parking lot with animals, live music and singing. A reception in the parish hall will follow with hot chocolate, warm cider and cookies for all. The storm date will be Sunday, December 17. Our final rehearsal will take place on Saturday, December 2 at 1pm. Bring your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to the performance for a fun evening celebrating the meaning of the First Christmas. Sign up today in the Parish Hall.
FAMILY FUN NIGHT: On Friday, February 2, from 7:00-9:00 pm, we will host an evening of fun and line dancing with a professional caller. Come to dance or to watch; no partner or experience needed. All ages welcome. Bring friends and family. Snacks and drinks available. Great time, great exercise, great fellowship. Please see Yvette Kite for more information.
PARISH CAMPOUT: It is only fall but we’re trying to get a feel for how and when to do a parish camp out next year and starting early gives us the most options. We’d like anyone who is interested in next year’s camping event to notify Larry Gavini at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone, or in person.
HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF FUND: If you would like to help out victims of Hurricane Harvey and Irma you can click on the following link (https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief) to donate directly to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund. If you would prefer to donate by check please make your check payable to St. Stephen’s with “Hurricane Relief” in the memo. We will send a combined amount to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: You can now sign your children up for Sunday School. (Sunday School takes place downstairs during the first part of the 10am service.) Our online form is available at Sunday School 2017-2018 registration, or contact the parish office for a hard copy of the form.
BIBLE STUDY: Our bible study ended November 11. We will resume on Wednesday, January 3 at 10am to study The Book of Luke. We will continue to meet on Wednesdays in the Lawton Library at 10am. If you have any questions please contact David Small.
MEN’S GROUP: The parish’s Men’s Group began meeting September 9 and will meet the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month at 8am in the Parish Hall. See Simon Fricker for more information.
YARN CLUB: You are invited to join us on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-7:00 p.m. in the Lawton Library on the lower level. (No meeting in Nov. & Dec.) Please enter thru pond-side doors. The group knits and crochets items for charity and parish needs. In the past, we have made prayer shawls, pocket prayer shawls, infant blankets, hats for cancer patients, blankets/scarves for homeless. All skill levels are welcome! Contact Ann Bartee with any questions.
PARISH EMAIL LIST: If you would like to sign up for our parish email list you can sign up online at http://eepurl.com/cajgf5
NEW TO THE PARISH? If you are new to St. Stephen’s and you would like to join, please see Fr. Jesse to learn more about how to do so. He can be reached by email (email@example.com) or at the parish office.
HELP OUR LITTLE RED WAGON: The Westboro Food Pantry thanks all of you who have been supporting them by donating to our “Little Red Wagon”. They are in need of personal feminine hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, shaving cream, and razors for both men and women.
ALTAR FLOWERS: You can dedicate flowers in memory of or in thanksgiving for a loved one by signing up on the flower chart in the narthex. Put the envelope with date you have chosen, the dedication and your check (suggested contribution is $75) for the flowers in the Treasurer’s mailbox. Please make sure that the parish office has the information as well for the Sunday bulletin.
SANCTUARY LAMP MEMORIALS: You can dedicate the Sanctuary Lamp in memory of a loved one or in thanksgiving by signing up in the narthex. Put the envelope with date you have chosen, the dedication and your check (suggested donation is $20) in the mail box for the Treasurer, just outside the church office. Please make sure that the parish office has the information as well for the Sunday bulletin.