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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. Skinner 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.

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

Returning - Hatha Flow Yoga at St. Stephen’s

Hatha Flow Yoga will be offered at St. Stephen’s on-the-Hill!, Starting again on Tuesday, June 6th. Led by Certified Yoga Instructor, Catherine Mattice, this class is designed to help you let go of your stresses, to breathe, move and find your balance. All experience/ fitness levels welcome. Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Introductory Special – 4 classes for $50.00, Drop in, $15.00/class.

Free Adult & Tot Yoga at St. Stephen’s

Every Wednesday, 10:00 am – 10:45 am, Mini Me Yoga will be offered free of charge to tots ages 2-5 and their parents/caregivers. No previous yoga experience is required and all classes are appropriate for children to receive great benefit and mostly have a very enjoyable playful experience! Children need loose-fitting clothes and a water bottle. While there is no charge to participate, sign up is required. Please contact Heather McCrae, heathermccrae7@gmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Aerobics at SSOTH

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

Sew n Sews “Snowflakes On-The-Hill Craft Fair”

The date is Saturday November 25, 2017 and the time is 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, right here at St. Stephens On-The-Hill. We will have our own craft table (knitting/sewing etc.) and our own baking/jams/pickles table also.

We are looking for Vendors, ie; Crafty People, who sew, quilt, do photography (framed photos and/or cards); stained glass, jewellery, soap makers etc. The cost for a table is $25. For more information please contact Sue Landers.

First Planning Meeting: Come one, come all and see what we are planning AND we need your assistance.

Tuesday, May 30 at 7:30 pm in the Sandy Grant Room.

Spring Youth Group

Attention all high school age youth. Please mark your calendars with our spring gathering dates, Tuesday April 18, Sunday May 7, Tuesday May 16 and Sunday June 4. All Sunday's are during the church service and all Tuesday's start at 6pm. Be sure to come join the fun!

SSOTH Golf Tournament

Our annual Golf Tournament will take place on Tuesday, May 30 at the Oakville Executive Golf Course. Tee times will start at 1:00 pm 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 just $65 including all taxes and gratuities (power carts extra). Dinner only 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.

Spring Concert and Anniversary Celebration

On the evening of Sunday, May 28 at 7:00pm, the choirs of St. Stephen’s on-the-Hill will be showcasing their talents and cake will be shared as we celebrate 59 years on-the-Hill. Plan to attend. You do not need a ticket, but a free will offering will be accepted.

Exploring The Art of Theological Reflection

Want to learn a little more about how to discover where God is at work in your life and in the world? Join Rev. Skinner for three 90 minute sessions on the art of theological reflection on May 24, 31, & June 7 at 7:30pm in the Church Library. All are welcome. Please register through the Church Office 905-278-9245 or by emailing ststephens@on.aibn.com

An Evening of Fan Favourites by the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra

The Milton Philharmonic Orchestra is performing a special concert on Saturday, May 13, 7:30 pm at St Paul’s United Church in Milton. Some of the Fan Favourites include CHICAGO, music from PORGY & BESS, and excerpts from ballet music, FAUST. Please come and enjoy this wonderful orchestra that makes Milton proud. Tickets: Adults $20, Students, $10, 12 and under free, are available from the church office (905.878.8895 x. 21), Nancy Whitnell (905.864.6667), Judy Hunter (905.878.6691) or at the door. St Paul’s is located at 123 Main Street East in downtown Milton. Plenty of free street parking close to the church.

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.

The Schneider Male Chorus/ The Ontario Male Chorus Concert

The Schneider Male Chorus & The Ontario Male Chorus Present a Concert of Marvelous Male Voices, “This Is My Home... This Is My Music”. Saturday, June 3rd, 4:00 pm, St. Stephen’s on-the-Hill. Tickets: $25.00 Available at the Door http://www.amcofo.com/OMC.html. Email ontariomalechorus@gmail.com.

Congregational Meeting

Our Annual Congregational Meeting Part 2 will take place on Sunday, June 4. Everyone is welcome to attend this meeting as we will receive the 2016-2017 Annual Reports and Nominating Report. All Committee chairs must have their annual reports submitted to the church office by Friday, May 26.

The Compass Growers – Share your Harvest

Attention all gardeners! Would you like to further support the Compass this season by growing an extra row of vegetables or donating extra produce? The Compass grows food in several plots in the Hillside Community Garden that supplement our food bank operation. We are looking to you to help increase the amount of nutritious, fresh produce that we can distribute to our clients.

Whether your vegetable garden is large or small, consider adding an additional row, bed, pot or plant. If you have extra fruit or vegetables, earmark them for donation to the Compass. The more Compass Growers we have, the more fresh produce we can distribute. Please consider sharing this with any friends or family members who you think may be interested too.

Visit our web site (www.thecompass.ca) for further details or if you have any questions, please contact the Compass office at info@thecompass.ca or 905-274- 9309.