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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.

Piano Lessons for Seniors at St. Stephens

Lisa Raposa is offering weekly piano lessons to seniors here at St. Stephen's-on-the-Hill United Church - Mondays or Thursdays in the afternoon. Whether you are interested in rediscovering the joy of "tickling the ivories" or are a complete beginner, Lisa invites you to explore the possibility of taking lessons. For more information, contact Lisa by email: lisa.raposa@gmail.com or phone: 416-885-2585. Teaching information is also available at www.lisaraposa.com.

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.

Notice for Snow Birds - Please Mark Your Calendars!

Fidelio Luncheon Bridge and Euchre

Wed. April 25, 2018.

Tickets $25.00

Lots of prizes. Great Fellowship.

Upcoming

Save the Dates!

We Are Gearing Up for

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

60th Anniversary Gala – April 28, 2018

Anniversary Sunday- May 27, 2018

Progressive Dinner – October 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.

Exploring Spirit—Spirituality and Jazz

On Tuesday, May 1, Applewood United Church welcomes Professor Tom Reynolds and friends in an evening of Spirituality and Jazz as part of our Exploring Spirit series. ALL are welcome to attend this unique exploration – even if you are not a jazz fan! Cost is $10.00 per person, as you are able. The program begins at 7:00 pm for about 1.5 hours at Applewood United Church, 2067 Stanfield Rd., Miss. 905- 277-4162.

Mississauga Festival Choir

SATURDAY, MAY 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Living Arts Centre, Hammerson Hall

Come see 4 of our Chancel Choir Members (Leslie Bentley, Ruth Hopkins, Kathryn Howard and Carolyn Piitz) sing with the Mississauga Festival Choir in a concert entitled GENERATIONS. All of the choirs affiliated with the Mississauga Festival Choir’s Family of Choirs will be performing.

1st Homelands Scouting Group E-Waste Collection

An E-waste, Small Appliances, Scrap metal, Used Clothing, Bottle Drive & BBQ will be held on Saturday April 21st, 2018, 8am to 3pm, Sheridan Centre, 225 Erin Mills Parkway, main west parking lot. For your convenience, there is also a small collection bin located in the coat closet of the Narthex.

MCS Chorus

7:30pm, Sat, Apr 21, Unitarian Congregation in Mississauga, 84 South Service Rd – Join MCS Chorus for its final concert of the season, "... Then the Music," featuring works inspired by words from some of the giants of literature: William Shakespeare, Robert Frost, William Blake, Robbie Burns. The showpiece of the concert is R. Vaughan Williams' Serenade to Music scored for chamber choir, soloists, piano and strings. Don't be disappointed at the door; purchase online at mcschorus.ca

Fidelios Meeting

The next meeting of the Fidelios will take place on April 19th at 10:00am in the Sandy Grant Room.

Intergenerational Service

There will be an Intergenerational Service led by our youth on Sunday, April 29th. We will also be expressing our appreciation to Heike Reck and Barry Tatchell for their time with us at St. Stephen’s on the Hill.

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.

Senior Men’s Luncheon

All retired, semi-retired and interested men are most cordially invited to join us for a light lunch on Tuesday, April 17 at noon in the Sanctuary. Cost for lunch is only $5. RSVP the church office by calling 905-278-9245 or email: ststephens@on.aibn.com.

SSOTH Golf Tournament

Please save the date – our annual golf tournament will take place on Tuesday, May 29th at the Oakville Executive Golf Club. Tee times will start at 1:00pm followed by dinner at the clubhouse and prize presentations. Non-golfing spouses and friends are encouraged to join us for dinner. The cost for 18 holes of golf and dinner is $70 including all taxes and gratuities (power carts extra). Dinner for non-golfers is $20. We will be playing a scramble format, so you don’t have to be a good golfer to have a good time. Please contact Tom Leishman (905-274-4423) or Kate Labelle in the church office (905-278-9245) to sign up or to donate prizes.