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St. Stephen’s-on-the-Hill United Church

998 Indian Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5H 1R5

We worship on Sunday mornings at 10:30 AM - You are welcome!

Phone: 905-278-9245      E-mail: office@ststephensuc.ca

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What’s Happening…

On the Hill!

Events and activities at St. Stephen’s

Off the Hill!

Events and activities in our community

Stamps for Leprosy

Many years ago Terry McClintock started collecting used stamps for Leprosy Mission Canada. Some ladies of the church have decided to carry on with this project. We have just received a letter thanking us for the last submission saying that they hope to get enough this year to provide a cure and care for 40 leprosy patients. Please keep saving your stamps. Should you have postcards or entire envelopes dated prior to 1950, kindly send them without removing the stamps as they are greatly sought after by many collectors. Thank you.

Wenleigh Home Service Volunteers

Volunteers are always welcome to assist Rev. Burkart and Sunju Koh as they lead worship at the Wenleigh Nursing home. Please speak to Dale if you would like to help.

Membership and Newcomer Information

If you would like more information about our church please check out the brochures on the table in the Narthex or speak to an elder or the minister. If you would like to join the church please speak to Rev. Skinner.

Wendy Bourgon - Part of the (im)Possible

Wendy is a member of St. Stephen’s who moved to the village of Mbayi, Zambia, several years ago. She has facilitated amazing projects in that village, improving the lives of all the residents.

St. Stephen’s supports her work with various fund-raising projects - our youth groups are particularly involved in this work.

You can read more about her work, and support her with donations, on her web site.

Help Wanted

There are a number of committees and small groups that make up the life and activity of our church. Serving as a part of one of these groups is a great way to grow in relationship with others in the congregation and express your faith. Is there a particular group or interest you would like to serve? Please give it some prayerful thought in the days ahead.


Kidzone

Each week elementary school-aged children are invited to participate in Kidzone. After gathering in worship, our Staff Associate Jennifer Auty invites you to come to Kidzone to explore and learn about our faith in a fun, safe and loving environment.


Nursery

The nursery is available during the worship service. It is located along the back hall of the church to the left of the Sanctuary. Kidzone is available for children from Kindergarten to Grade five and Junior Youth for Grades six to eight.


Church Choirs

St. Stephen’s has three wonderful choirs - the Junior Choir practices on Thursdays at 6:30-7:00p.m.; The Youth Choir practices on Thursdays at 7:15-7:50p.m; the Chancel Choir on Thursdays at 8:00, all under the direction of our Music Director, Sunju Koh.

Anyone who loves to sing is welcome - see the Choir Page for more information.


Youth Group

All Senior High aged youth are invited to participate in our Youth Group. Come on down to the Youth Room during worship for a time of fellowship and sharing. We have a great calendar of activities and events scheduled for the coming year and are gearing up for many events. Check out the full schedule on the Youth Board in the hall.


Junior Youth Group

SSOTH offers a program for all Junior High School aged youth, as well as special events and activities through the year. Check with Jennifer regarding the Junior Youth.


Prayer Wall

Please feel free to write a prayer on a piece of paper and leave it on the prayer wall on the back of the sanctuary. Prayers can be posted so they might be read by others and they can also be folded if you wish to keep them confidential.


Prayer Group

The Prayer Group will be meeting at the Port Credit Residences, 33 Hurontario Street on Tuesday mornings at 10:30am. There is plenty of underground parking. All are welcome.


Lay Readers

Each week our worship experience is enriched by the participation of members and adherents who read the Scripture.  Is this something that interests you?  Please speak to either Linda Lillak or Rev. Skinner.


Have You Got Mail?

Remember to occasionally check the mailboxes in the Narthex to the right of the Sanctuary entrance to see if there is anything with your name on it.

The Compass

Food donations to The Compass (The Lakeshore Community Outreach Centre) can be left in the blue bucket to the right of the entrance to the Sanctuary. Cash donations can be placed in the offering plate. The last Sunday of each month is our designated collection day for The Compass.

The Compass is working hard to improve the nutritional content of the foods we distribute. The Compass is in need of the following healthy, nutritional foods: cereal (non-sugary); canned meats; chicken, ham, corned beef, etc.; stews; salmon, tuna; canned pasta/noodle/rice with or without meat sauce; canned fruits (no sugar added) and vegetables; dried pasta (including whole wheat pasta); canned pasta sauce (no sugar added).

We are also in need of toiletries such as: toilet paper; tooth brushes and tooth paste; deodorant; bar soap.

The Compass is in great need of plastic shopping bags for use in the Market! Bags can be dropped off at the Compass, or left in the Food Donation Bins in the Coat Room here at SSOTH.

St. Stephen’s was one of the founding churches of The Compass, and it is our largest local outreach mission activity.

Pinball Clemons Foundation Just Give Campaign Aids the Compass.

A donor will match donations up to $50,000.00 given in Mississauga. Half of the money will be donated to the Compass and half to the Mississauga Foodbank.

For more information, or to donate go to www.JustGive.ca.

Hatha Flow Yoga at St. Stephen’s

Hatha Flow Yoga is once again offered at St. Stephen’s on-the-Hill! Led by Certified Yoga Instructor, Noreen Isotani, this class is designed with a therapeutic focus to help you let go of your stresses, to breathe, move and find your balance. Practice on or off the mat. All experience/ fitness levels welcome. Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Introductory Special – 4 classes for $50.00, Drop in, $15.00/class.


Aerobics at SSOTH

Women of all fitness levels are encouraged to join us on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm in the SSOTH Common Room for an hour of gentle exercise suitable for all fitness levels. Come and try us out – first class is free, $65.00 for 10 sessions, $15.00/class.

Save the Dates!

We Are Gearing Up for

St Stephen’s on-the-Hill’s 60th Anniversary!

Progressive Dinner – October 27, 2018

A Christmas Story – December 2018

Details to Follow!

Needed: Volunteer Cooks for Wednesday Dinner at The Compass

We are looking for volunteers to prepare and serve the Wednesday evening meal for 25 people. A weekly commitment is not required - you sign up when you have time. Maybe a group from the Church would like to take on one meal? It's a great opportunity to have a hands-on experience at The Compass and is a lot of fun.

If you are able to help please contact Sheryl at volunteer@thecompass.ca or call 905-274-9309.

Skylight Festival

Skylight is nurturing a celebratory and creative space where diverse communities of all ages connect. We’re bringing together amazing speakers, artists and musicians to talk about justice issues, spirituality and how God might be leading us as communities of faith into the future.  Skylight is a place to connect, to be challenged and to grow.  

July 27-29, 2018 at Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre, Paris, Ontario.  Become a Sponsor,  Come to Skylight, Send Volunteers.  Details  in office.

Help Send Christina Yun to Grad School!

After months of applications and auditions, Christina will be attending San Francisco Conservatory of Music in fall 2018! To help raise funds to attend her studies, she will be presenting Lovely - a fundraising recital, with collaborative pianist, Lorin Shalanko on Saturday June 23 @ 7:30 PM, in the sanctuary. Tickets are $30, which can be bought at the door or online through her fundraiser at https://www.gofundme.com/help-send-christina-to-grad-school.

Compass Barbeque

St Stephen’s is hosting the Compass Barbeque on Wednesday, June 22 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 26 Stavebank Rd, Port Credit. Please volunteer to setup, serve and clean up (8 people are needed) or help supply food and drinks for 80. This includes salads (potato and mixed green are the favorites, others are welcome); 48 hot dogs and buns; 120 hamburger buns; tomato, onion and individually wrapped cheese slices; fruit (watermelon is popular); regular and diet pop, fruit juice, water; ice cream for 80 (sandwiches/bars are easiest). Please bring the food between 4:30 and 5:00, volunteers prepare from 5:00 to 5:30, barbequing between 5:15 and 5:45, serving between 5:30 and 6:35ish, all cleaned up around 7:00. If you are interested in helping out, contact Kate in the church office.

Compass Barbeque

St Stephen’s is hosting the Compass Barbeque on Wednesday, June 27th at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, 26 Stavebank Rd, Port Credit. Please volunteer to setup, serve and clean up (6-8 people are needed) or help supply food and drinks for 120. This includes salads (potato salad, coleslaw, tossed salad with dressing, bean, macaroni, Caesar are most popular); 5-6 dozen hot dogs and buns; 120 hamburger buns; tomato, onion and individually wrapped cheese slices; fresh fruit (watermelon is popular), but other fruit is also appreciated; soft drinks for approximately 100, regular and diet pop, fruit juice, water; ice cream or ice cream bars (sandwiches/bars are easiest). Also 2-3 LARGE bags of ice. Please bring the food between 4:30 and 5:00, volunteers prepare from 5:00 to 5:30, barbequing between 5:15 and 5:45, serving between 5:30 and 6:35ish, all cleaned up around 7:00. If you are interested in helping out, contact Kate in the church office.

Invitation to Worship at the 43rd General Council

The 43rd General Council is being held on the campus of the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), located at 2000 Simcoe St. North, Oshawa, Ontario. You are invited to join visitors from across Canada for worship. Sunday, July 22, starting at 10:00am.

Play “Name That Tune”

Hymn and anthem requests are always welcomed by the worship committee and the choir. Please let us know your favorite “tunes” and we will do our best to include them in a worship service, sometime soon. All of the hymns and anthems are selected to support service on that specific Sunday. All of the incidental piano and organ music “prelude, offertory, postlude, etc.”, come to our amazing music director Sunju Koh, by divine inspiration. You can play along with the choir “Name That Tune” every Sunday morning.

Sew n Sews NEW and CUTE

Have a look at the display case in the Narthex -- top level --> "LITTLE TOPPERS".

All hand knitted -- All Toddler size -- we have a Fox, Butterfly, Ladybug, Zebra, Penguin, and Bee. They are cute!

Snowflakes on the Hill 2018:

The date is: Saturday November 24 from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. AND we already have several vendors signed up: Sue's Chocolates; Fitment (wood working); White Rabbit Leggings and Enfleurage Organics. If you know of anyone who wishes to be a vendor please contact us at ssothsewnsews@gmail.com.

60th Anniversary “Progressive Dinner”

Save-the-date for the 60th Anniversary “Progressive Dinner”, Saturday October 27, 2018. A fun social event which begins with group gatherings for appetizers and then “progresses” to SSOTH member houses for small group dinners and then back to SSOTH for dessert and coffee.

Strawberry Sunday

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Strawberry Social, Sunday, June 24th, after services.

Christ Church Band Camp

Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 13, from 9am – 4pm. Christ Church is offering three streams of programming for campers in grades K–8. For more information please contact the office or visit the website, www.christchurch-ucc.com

Christ Church VBS

July 30 – August 3, Christ Church will be hosting ‘Rolling River Rampage VBS’, from 9am – 12 noon. To register or find out more contact the church office at 905-822 9834 or office@christchurch-ucc.com.

St. Stephen’s Summer Sunday Services

Please plan to worship with us this summer. Services will be held at SSOTH for 7 Sundays. There are 3 services to be held at neighbouring churches (alternate locations are noted below).

Date                    Location

July 1                  Christ Church United Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent

July 8                 SSOTH – Rev. MaryAnn Skinner

July 15               Christ Church United Church, 1700 Mazo Crescent

July 22              SSOTH – General Council Worship Streamed from Oshawa

July 29              SSOTH – Brendan Cunningham

August 5           First United Church, 151 Lakeshore Road

                           Christ Church United Church - 1700 Mazo Crescent

August 12         SSOTH – Don Macaulay/Sandra Blinco

August 19         SSOTH – Jamie Laws

August 26        SSOTH – Rev. Joyce Kelly

September 2   SSOTH – Rev. Joyce Kelly