For the third year, St. Stephen’s will offer a Blue Christmas Service of prayer and reflection on December 21 – the winter solstice. This date, the longest night of the year, reminds us of the darkness of loss that sometimes feels overwhelming during the season when we celebrate light, joy, and hope. The Blue Christmas Service offers participants the opportunity to acknowledge feelings of loss, reflect on these, pray with others, and to give and receive comfort. You are invited to join St. Stephen’s choir and parishioners at 7pm on Thursday, December 21. Please consider extending this invitation to friends, family, and neighbors who may also find the service helpful at this time of year. This is an opportunity to extend our ministry to the community. Comfort snacks will be served following the service.
Christine’s Kitchen January 6, 2018
St. Stephens is hosting the next Christine’s Kitchen on Saturday, January 6th once again. We need volunteers for serving and providing food. If you know college or high school kids looking for volunteer hours, you can let them know. 12 – 15 volunteers
Food: Protein dishes are a premium if possible, if you are unable to attend you can still send the food, should be delivered between 10:30 and 11:30 AM or earlier if dish needs to be heated.
We will make arrangement to pick up the food if you can’t drop it off.
Frozen food should be defrosted. If you can’t decide on the food to bring, you can pick from the list below
1. Mac and Cheese
3. Chicken – baked or barbecued or your own recipe.
4. Pork dish – ham or pork chops etc.
5. Pasta and meatballs
You could use your imagination as whenever St Stephens hosts, their guests look forward to the wide variety of dishes.
Christine’s kitchen January 6th 2017 Update
K. Kleber mac n cheese 1 vol
C. Francis Protein dish 1 vol
J. Rossiter pasta and meatballs 1 vol – will need ride
M. Greenfield Ham
Rugbeer Hamburgers 2 vol
- We also need, 1 Volunteer for picking up bread/cakes donation from Essex Green ShopRite by 7:20 am on January 6th.
- 2-3 people to come by 9:45am to help with setup and the rest can trickle in between 11am and 11:30ish. Lunch is served from 12pm thru 1pm.
- Drinks – could be a few gallons of juice/ice tea etc.
- Disposable coffee cups/plates/knife & fork
- Milk for coffee
- Sugar, 1 lb pack
- Tea bags
Please let me know if you can volunteer to serve or not so I can plan accordingly. If you can provide food only please list the dish if possible or just say entrée or dessert etc.