PARISH ANNUAL MEETING
The 2020 Parish Annual Meeting will take place this Saturday, Jan. 25, at 4pm. At this event, there will be election of parish leaders, special updates and presentations, financial reports, and the presentation of the 2020 budget. Please join us at this important meeting. Note: This will also be a pot luck event, so please bring a dish to share.

2019 ANNUAL REPORT
The 2019 Annual Report is now available at http://www.ststeph.com/wordpre…/media/2019-Annual-Report.pdf Please review the Report in advance of the Annual Meeting.

PLEDGE ENVELOPES
Pledge envelopes for 2020 can be picked up on Sunday at church.

DO YOU HAVE FUNDRAISING IDEAS?
The Fundraising Committee is looking for additional members to help brainstorm, plan, and coordinate parish fundraisers over the next year. If you are interested in sharing ideas and helping out, please see Nancy Carlson at backporchonset@nullgmail.com.

FOOD PACKAGING EVENT
We are partnering with Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in an outreach event on Saturday, February 1; our shift will be 1pm-3pm. This is part of the work of Outreach, Inc. who partners with groups to create self-contained meal packets. These meals are sent locally and around the world to people in need of food. Our parish has pledged our support, and we need a team of volunteers to help make the meal packages. If you’re willing to help, see Bev Boyer or Joanna Meek.

CALL FOR PALMS
If you still have palm branches from Palm Sunday last year, please bring them with you to church anytime in February. We will burn these to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.

MISSION AND OUTREACH DRIVE
We will be collecting travel size lotions and chapsticks in support of Mother Meredyth’s Ministry in Worcester throughout the month of February. Please look for the donation basket in the parish hall.