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Welcome to

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fidelios Meeting

The Fidelios will meet on Thursday, September 20th, 10:00 am, at the home of Beth Taylor.

Genesis Meeting

Genesis meeting Tuesday, September 25th, 1:00 pm at the home of Linda Lillak. New members are welcome. Please RSVP Phyllis Good 905 271 1166 or Linda Lillak 905 274 7735.

Senior Men’s Luncheon

The first Senior Men’s Luncheon of the 2018-2019 year will be held on Tuesday, October 9th. Details to follow.

Choir Rehearsals Begin – New Members Welcome!

Anyone interested in joining one of SSOTH’s great choirs is encouraged to come out for practice on Thursday September 13th – Jr. Choir practice, 6:30 pm, Youth Choir Practice, 7:15 pm and Chancel Choir, 8:00 pm. No audition necessary!

Annual Great Fall Gathering Lunch

All are welcome to attend this year’s Great Fall Gathering Lunch after worship on September 30th. Join us as we gather for lunch and celebrate the beginning of the 2018-2019 church year.

Prayer Group and Bible Study

The Prayer Group meets at the Port Credit Residences, 33 Hurontario St. on Tuesday at 10:30am. There is plenty of underground parking. All are welcome.

SSOTH Sew n Sews “Twiddle Muffs”

Our knitted/crocheted “Twiddle Muffs” provide comfort and activity for those with Autism, Dementia or Alzheimer’s. (have a look at the display case in the Narthex)

The “Muffs”:

Snowflakes on the Hill Craft Fair

Confirmed vendors thus far: "For the Love of Art & Flowers" (local handmade art and Artisan Creations, pop up cards, soy candles, Christmas artificial florals); Liz McNally (photocards); "Muskoka Kitchen Paddles" (handmade wooden utensils made of black cherry); Patricia Huson (jewellery and handmade cards); Peggy Forde (denim bags, bibs, oven mitts, tea cosies); "Enfleurage Organics" (organic soaps, creams, oils, lip balms, and men’s products); "White Rabbit Leggings" (Women and Kids Leggings); "Fitment" (serving boards, woodworking); Sue Curran (chocolate); "WhiskeyTan" (leather dog collars and leashes). We will also have baking and a Tea/Lunch room.

Snowflakes date is Saturday November 24th from 9:30am to 2:30 pm.

Sing Along at Christ Church

Christ Church invites you to join us for a fun filled evening of singing your favourite Golden Oldies. This sing-along will be led by Eardley Samuels accompanied by Marvin Munshaw on the keyboard. Come out on Monday September 24 to Christ Church (Merigold Room), 1700 Mazo Crescent and bring your families and friends. Time: 7:00pm. The cost at the door is $5.00 per couple or $3.00 per single. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Ice will be provided. This is sure to be a fun evening and a great way to meet up with and sing along with old friends. We look forward to seeing you there!

Covenanting Service

Reverend Dale will be preaching at the Covenanting Service between the Reverend Jeff Smith and Eden United Church on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00pm. The church is located at 3051 Battleford Rd., Mississauga.

Calling All Grade 7 &8’s!

Junior Youth is starting up again! Big Breakfast Sundays, events, games nights and special outings! Join us on Sunday September 23rd, for a BIG Breakfast Sunday!

Confirmation Classes

You are invited to join Confirmation Classes this fall! Please let Reverend Dale know if you are interested.

Nightlights Meeting

The Nightlights will meet Tuesday, September 18, 7:30pm, at the home of Joan Leishman.

Volunteer Opportunity:

The church is looking for a volunteer from the congregation with the talents and knowledge to help revamp the church’s website and communication brochures. Please contact Karen Penseney or the church office if you are interested in assisting with this project.

Interfaith Council of Peel (ICP) Fall General Meeting

FALL GENERAL NETWORKING MEETING will take place on, Tuesday September 25th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm, Ontario Khalsa Darbar (Dixie Gurdwara, Gym Lower Level),7080 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L5S IB7, Tel: (905) 670-3311