Winter Rose Cantata ~ Sunday Dec 21st at 7:30 pm


Coffee Time ~ Wednesday December 10, 2014

This Wednesday Coffee Get-together the LAMAJANO Barbershop Quartet will be dropping in from 10:30 - 10:50 during the Burlington Carolling Crawl come on out and get into the spirit of the season and enjoy some Christmas goodies and sing along!


Gourmet Cooking Dinner - Feb 15, 2014

A Pancake supper was held from 5:00 pm to 6:30 on Shrove Tuesday.  The cost was $7.00, and children under 10 were $4.

Simply Fabulous Gourmet Dinner - Sat Feb 21st, 2015
Join us in supporting this Fundraising Event to outreach for The BRIDGE Good Shepard - prison to community, promotes and enables healing and reconciliation of those in our community affected by crime; the victims, families and offenders in order to assist them in achieving a more positive lifestyle and be contributing members of society.
Luncheon ~ Family Group 1 hosting lunch on December 14th


Sunday December 14th will be our Christmas Luncheon will be following church on Dec 14.   
Brian Sharp and Family Group 1 are hosting the lunch.
There will be turkey and ham and all sorts of goodies!    
There will be Games!  
There will be a visit from Santa!!
Instead of getting a gift from Santa, we are asking you to 
bring a gift for Santa to deliver to a family in need HOHO  -  
for gift ideas, see our  'Christmas wish tree' 

'Christmas Wish Tree'  in the Narthex.  On the tree will be numbered gift tags naming a person, their age and a gift wish.  
You are invited to:

  •  take a tag and then write your name and the number of the tag on the master list beside the tree. 
  •  Buy the gift on the tag. 
  • Wrap the gift and tape the numbered tag on the outside of the gift
  • return the gift to the church no later than Dec 21


  •    Make a monetary donation in an envelope with your envelope number, marked ' Benevolent Fund -     Christmas Families' 

St. Stephen United Church

1st Annual

Electronics Recycling

Drop-off Day

Saturday January 11th

8:00 am to 2:00 pm

St. Stephen United Church

2258 Parkway Dr/ 905-336-7413

(located off Fisher Ave) 

We made $980.50 from our first Event by collecting the following type of items:


·     Televisions

·     Computers/Laptops

·     Printers / Copiers

·     Telephones / Cell Phones

·     Cameras / Video Recorders

We are planning a second event in the future - so hold onto your items!

       For the complete list of accepted electronics go to:

In co-operation with Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES)

CHRISTMAS CANTATA - Sunday December 15th - 7:30 (new time)!
Pancake Dinner!

MARK THE DATE - Tuesday February 17th from 5 to 7 p m

Tickets are $7 ($3 for children ages 2 to 10).

See Linda Draddy tickets.

Sunday December 1st - Christmas Party
  Sunday December 1st
St. Stephen Christmas Party

Following Burlington's Santa Clause parade, please join us
for dinner, hot chocolate, carol singing and a visit from Santa! 
Come Join the Women's Group
  Looking for Volunteers!!   
  Friday Dec 6th and Sat December 7th - Need your help to set up, manage and take down the 
Candy Cane Bazaar
Shirley Valentine - November 14,15,16 & 17th
The Empty Chair Productions Presents....

Directed by:  Brian Sharpe
Staring:  Shirley Bainbridge

Tickets $20 each or group rate

Call Kathy (905) 335-0159  
Rummage Sale ~ Sat Oct 26th, 2013
Vacation Bible School - August 12th - 16th

            VBS Registration 2013 Summer Program


August 12th - 16th
Everyday from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm

For Children entering JK to Grade 6 this Fall 2013

- meet some new friends

- sing awesome songs

- get moving with cool games

- create imaginative crafts

- munch on tasty snacks

- and hear wonderful stories about Jesus

To Register a Child and Join the VBS Volunteer Team log onto

email Victoria Faubert at

Suggested donation of $50 would be appreciated but not required.

Summer Job Opportunities available as well at the Camp
Application deadline is June 3rd 
Click here for details
Burlington Garden Tour - Sunday July 14th
Pot Luck Church Picnic - Sunday June 9th
Please join us after service for our Annual Summer Picnic on the front lawn of the Church. 

         This year the picnic is pot luck, so bring your favourite dish
as well as your own plates, cups and cutlery and join in the fellowship as we celebrate the start of the summer season with this annual and fun picnic. 

Where We Live Matters - Thursday June 6th 2013 7:00 pm
Thursday June 6th - We will be hosting a FREE reflection & dialogue on "Where We Live Matters" 


Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

@ http//  OR 
email OR phone (905) 632-1975


We are excited to present our second community conversation in partnership with Poverty Free Halton, about neighbourhoods. This time our conversation will focus on Burlington!

There will be a panel of speakers sharing “neighbourhood development” stories from Burlington.

We will also take time to talk in small groups about

·        the stories shared by the panel that have inspired us, and

·        the things that we have been learning as we work together in        neighbourhoods.

Please RSVP 
by Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 by going to:

or email us at or call us at (905) 632-1975





Mad Hatter Tea Party - Tuesday April 23rd
                     Mad Hatter Tea Party                        

Was a great success! It was my first time and I really enjoyed it!

Pictures forthcoming.

Rummage Sale - Sat April 13th


The Golden Horseshoe Chorus - Sat March 23rd 7:30 pm
The Golden Horseshoe Chorus would like to extend an invitation to join them for an evening of harmony & humour. 

Saturday march 23, 2013 at 7:30 pm at St. Gabriels's Parish Hall. 

Tickets are $20 and Tables of 8 can be reserved for $150. 

They will be preforming @ St. Gabriel's, just across the street from St. Stephen United, tickets NOW ON SALE,
click here for the flyer with more details.
Please contact either Jack at (905) 335-5091or Larry at (905) 335-2366 for tickets
Chill Zone - March Break Activities for Children

Please click here for a calendar that promotes some of the free or low cost activities happening around and about North Burlington this March Break.


Chill Zone will take place on


ü  Monday from 1-4 at Tansley United Church

ü  Wednesday from 1-4 at St. Stephen’s United

ü  Thursday from 1:30 to 4 at Brent Hills Presbyterian


Our Chill Zone events are free and we are planning on a lot of fun. Please promote to those who you are working with and your friends!

Many thanks



Rishia Burke

Social Planner

Community Development Halton

860 Harrington Court

Burlington, ON L7N 3N4



"It was lonely for a day or so until one morning some man, more recently arrived than I, stopped me on the road.  'How do you get to West Egg village?' he asked helplessly. I told him. And as I walked on I was lonely no longer. I was a guide, a pathfinder, an original settler. He has casually conferred on me the freedom of the neighborhood." – F. Scott Fitzgerald


Ron Klusmeier - Sunday Feb 17t

Ron Klusmeier event  ~ Sunday Feb 17th 

Come and hear Ron play & lead his own music and get involved yourself. 

There are two workshops being offered with the purchase of your ticket.    

This is a show you should not miss cost of the tickets are only $20 each, special for Choir members when you attend his workshop, Children's tickets (16 years and younger) are only $5 each. 

Contact Vicki or Allison here at the office for tickets & more details 905-336-7413



Family and friends are all welcome.  

Limited tickets so make sure you are not disappointed and get yours today!

(click on links for details)



Additional information on Ron available in this press release
Shrove Tuesday ~ February 12th ~ Pancake Dinner
  Pancake Dinner, Feb 12,2013   

 Join us from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Adults $7.00    Children under 12 only $3.00
Tickets available through Linda or the church office
Call Linda at 289-895-8996 or                      

Empty Chair Productions - "Cemetery Club" - FEB 1,2 & 3rd


Lucille, Doris and Ida are Jewish widows and the surviving members of three sets of long-time best friends. In their attempt to cope with single life, the women come together once a month in the cemetery where their husbands are buried to pay their respects. Lucille fancies herself as a flamboyant swinger, Doris is a traditional matronly widow and Ida is somewhere in between. How they heal, quarrel, learn to date again and handle further loss is the hallmark of this bittersweet comedy about life and friendship.

Feb 1st Friday 8pm,

Feb 2nd Saturday *2pm & 8pm
(*2pm - Special Senior matinee @ $15 ea)

Feb 3rd Sunday 2pm

 Tickets @ $20 each

Call 905 335 0159 (Kathy Kernohan) or email

Christmas Cantata
Church Dinner - Holiday Pot Luck - Tuesday Dec 11th
Family Christmas Party - Sat Dec 8th
Over 50 friends and family joined together to have a family
Christmas Party on Saturday December 8th.

Turkey dinner was served, lovingly prepared by the Sharpe
family and other wonderful elves!

No party is complete without a visit from Santa, who had a
gift for each child.

Many thanks to all who participated and the special people
who organized this special annual party.                                       
Candy Cane Christmas Bazaar - Sat December 1st
The Candy Cane Kitchen was a Wonderful Success!

Thanks to those who came out, we sold out of everything! and made a record amount of funds.
This annual holiday event afforded many to get an early start holiday shopping and baking!

Thank-you for your support and once again thanks to Linda and her team of volunteers!


Come Cook & Bake with Us!
 The Women's Group is Cooked up a Storm -Preparing for the Candy Cane Kitchen

Cabbage Roll Making - Thursday November 29th at 9:30 am

It was a great opportunity for anyone who had not done this before to have a lesson from 
the Pro's!
Satuday Nov 17th 7:30 "Make a Joyful Noise"

Greetings from Lowville United Church,

We are hoping you will be able to join us for a wonderful night of music being held at Lowville United Church.
We feel truly blessed to be able to have the flautist, Mr. Máté Szigeti coming to share his amazing gifts and talents with us.  He is currently the artistic director of the Hamilton City Ballet Orchestra and teaching at the Hillfield Strathallan College and the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.  Hungarian-born, he received his training at the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music.  On the international concert circuit, Mr. Szigeti has appeared as soloist and orchestra member in North America, Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, including the famous Baalbeck, Boustan and Tyre festivals, sharing the stage with such renowned soloists and conductors as Placido Domingo, Roberto Alagna, Angela Gheorghiu, Barnabás Kelemen, Boris Berezovsky, Gert Albrecht, Sergio Croce, Paolo Olmi, Marco Parisotto, Eugene Kohn, Joseph Wilkomirsky, Alain Paris, Wojciech Czepiel, Zsolt Hamar, and Eraldo Salmieri, among others.
Please extend this invitation to all who might be interested.
Rev. Barbara Morrison


5800 Guelph Line (at Britannia Road)

Burlington, ON  L7P 0A7

T:   905-335-0911



Apple Pie Baking - Yummy

 The Women's Group is Cooking up a Storm in Preparation for the Candy Cane Kitchen

Apple Pie Making - Friday October 26th at 9:30 am

We peeled the apples, made the pastry makers, and assembled the pies to be frozen. 
We will be bringing them back baked on Friday November 30th for 
Candy Cane Kitchen !

Rummage Sale

The Rummage Sale was held on Saturday October 13th and was a great success!    
Grand River Cruise - Sunday September 9th
 Sunday September 9th, 2012  

On Saturday September 9th, a group of 60 St. Stephen friends got together for a 
lovely evening on the Grand River Dinner Cruise.  
Appetizers, drinks, roast beef dinner with all the trimmings and dessert were served by the friendly staff aboard the boat.  

Our boat captain was a very friendly woman who had been at her job for many years....she pointed out many points of interest along the way, including wildlife. 

Many folks took pictures, how beautiful the sunset was on the water. 

A great time was had by all, for many of this, we were able to cross off one of the items off our bucket list. 

Thank-you and blessings to all - it was a memorable and joyous evening. 


Church Picnic - Sunday June 24, 2012
 The Church Picnic was held after service on Sunday June 24th, and a good time was had by all.

BBQ'd hot dogs and Hamburgers were accompanied by a wide variety of salads and desserts which made for a delicious summertime 

The luncheon was held under the cover of our tents, as the sky was dark and threatening, but the good lord kept us dry and gave
us opportunity to play some games with the children and youth.  There was a bouncy tent, and good old-fashioned picnic games, 
including egg and spoon race, three legged race and water balloon toss.  We also played a favourite game - Jube Jube Bingo!

Prizes and treats for everyone topped off a lovely Sunday service where we acknowledged and thanked our wonderful Sunday
School teachers and volunteers.  Thank-you to Penny, Colleen, Bruce & Emily.  
Silent Auction - March 3, 2012
 Saturday March 3rd at 7:00 pm, we had a Wine Tasting led by Len Crispino, a wine expert from "The Foreign Affair Winery. 

Check out his website at

Len led us through a tasting and shared his insights on everything about wine.  Take time to peruse treasurers at our silent Auction 

Tickets were $10 per person (must be 19 years or older) and are available from Tom / Joanne

We were very thankfull for all the items donated for the silent auction on March 3rd.  

Thinking Day - Sunday February 19th

We celebrated all the youth groups that gather under our roof during the week. 

The Guides and Scouts all over the world celebrate World Thinking Day on February 19th.   It’s a day when Guides and Scouts think of each other and give thanks and appreciation for the international friendship they find in their Movement.

The theme for World Thinking Day 2012 is “we can save our planet”. 

Visioning Day! ~ Saturday February 4th

St. Stephen is a place to belong and a place to explore.  In this changing world, St. Stephen has a significant role to play. The Visioning Day challenged and moved us to explore and celebrate what the St. Stephen congregation is being called to be and do in a changing world.  We talked about:

a) the nature of the change in our society (and why the current challenges of the church are not your fault!)
b)  what implications change has for our ministry (from maintenance to mission, leadership for change, and Mixed Economy" of old and new)
c) what emerging models and practices for ministry are growing up and thriving across the country
d) what some next steps might be

Those who attended were challenged, moved, and renewed their faith as they engaged in God's invitation to a new day. 

The day was led by Rev. Rob Dalgleish, Executive Director of the Network for Ministry Development.  

Family Group 5 Luncheon - Sunday Jan 29th
January marks the end of our five months of service by each of our family groups.

Each month a family has administered , presented, cooked, welcomed, ushered, and
participated in our worship service.  

At the end of each month, the family group has hosted a luncheon, which we just
celebrated the completion of Group 5's January service with a luncheon.

More recipes are floating about - please submit them to the webmaster so they
be published.   
Pot Luck & Games Night ~ January 28th
 A family evening was held on Saturday night which commenced with a
delicious pot luck.  Following our meal, all the games were hauled out and
many different groups played and learned many new games. 

Fun was had by all!

Community Breakfast ~ January 21st
A delicious breakfast was served up at St. Stephen on a cold & clear winter morning.  

The atmosphere inside was warm and inviting and everyone enjoyed a great breakfast
for a great price!

Join us next time we serve up a Community Breakfast

Choir Cantata ~ Dec 18th

 The Choir gave an outstanding performance on Sunday night.                                                        
FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY ~ December 10th (4:30 - 7:30 pm)
The St. Stephen Family Christmas Party was enjoyed by kids of all ages.

We had a delicious turkey dinner with all the trimmings and then a fun evening of games, laughter, and a special visit from Santa.

We raised more donations for Wesley Centre, which are very much appreciated

If you missed the dinner -
you can enjoy making this recipe for Sweet Potato Casserole

Click on Image at Right to View a Gallery of Family Christmas Party photographs.
CANDY CANE KITCHEN ~ December 3rd (9:00 am - 2:00 pm)
Lots of shopping was enjoyed at the Candy Cane Kitchen.

There was fresh holiday baking, jewelry, scarfs, christmas tree
deocrations, gift cards, books for kids, fresh cheese, items from
Granny's cupboard, artwork, quilts and knitting.

A lunch was also available to shoppers who worked up their appetites!                                           
STORM WARNING" ~ An Empty Chair Production (Nov 4,5,11,12 & 13th)


"Empty Chair" Productions put on 5 wonderful performances over
two weekends in November which entertained many friends and
family of St. Stephen United Church. 

A wonderful, professional and moving play staring our own
Shirley & Graham, who both gave amazing performances. 

Storm Warning is a Norm Foster Play is set in September 1953
at Pigeon Lake.  Norm has given us many funny moments as Jack
and Emma struggle to establish a relationship yet like so many
of his plays we come to realize that a sense of loneliness confronts
all of us during a lifetime.  

Empty Chair has been bringing us fabulous productions over the
past 10 years and a huge standing ovation for everyone involved.  
These productions have raised over $20,000 and entertained over 2,500 people 

Special thank-you to Rob Wilson, our resident designer and a special
welcome and thank-you to Susan Bishop as our new Stage Manager.



Led by Rev. Dr. Betty-Lynn Schwab, General Council of the                                 
United Church of Canada. 

From grain sieve to frame drum, women fed the people's
bodies and spirits. In the bible, they played the frame drum
in public and private worship times and brought it to the
Christian church. It took the inquisition to finally banish it. 

Glimpsing that past, we explore the frame drum's recovery
for worship today and play it ourselves! 

Drums and Lunch were provided at a cost of $45.  



"The Wonders of our World"

Camp ran from 9:30 to 11:30 am for the week for a very reasonable cost.  There was crafts, activities and snacks for the children including a special outing on Wednesday. 


Cloudy skies didn't dissuade the fun inspired Fair that           
transpired on the front lawn of the Church where all 
things jello, jam and candy were celebrated in style
with games, activities, face painting, magicians, photo 
opportunities and a BBQ!



Our first annual golf tournament was held on a sunny day at Chippewa Creek Golf Course.

Dinner, prizes and a silent auctions all contrituted to the fun day!

Golf and dinner was $85 and Dinner only was $25.
CAR WASH ~ June 12, 2011

During Sunday service, the young people of the congregation were washing cars at the back of the church.  A sparkling deal as an exterior wash  was only $5, Trucks, SUV's and Vans were $10!

Described as having a voice and personality of an angel, June Bishop, a 53 year member of the St. Stephen Choir, was honoured at a dinner fundraiser held at the church.  June has just celebrated her 80th birthday and shows no signs of slowing down.  The dinner and show tickets were $50 (5:30 pm) or $20 just for the entertainment, which was fabulous and started at 7:30.
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