St. Stephen Design & Development Committee Reports

Update from the Design and Development given to the Congregation of St. Stephen on September 13th 2015

Congregational Update The Design and Development Committee has been asked to explore options for the future of St. Stephen. We understand that keeping the building in it's current form is not sustainable for the congregation to have a future. The difference between us and the many other congregations facing the same issue is that we are in the fortunate position of having land.



The Committee has been working to find a solution, which uses the land we have, to give us the opportunity to continue to be a Church and to live out our Mission and Vision in Burlington for generations to come.


At our recent meetings we have created an RFP. This is a Request for Proposal, where bidders are able to look at our requirements and respond if they are able to meet our needs.

We have used the input from the congregation at previous meetings, to guide us. 

Working within the mandate that you have given us, we are looking at redeveloping this property using a portion of our land for housing on a leased basis so that we remain the holder of the land. This will offer us income on an on going basis and give us the opportunity to make choices about how St. Stephen can continue to make a difference in  our community.   

Once we have received responses to the RFP we will share them with EDGE consultants that the United Church has assigned St. Stephen to support us through this process. They will help us measure the responses against our criteria, and if they align with our plans we will make a selection which we will bring to the Congregation for your approval.  

If you have any questions please speak to members of the Design & Development committee or the steering committee.

They are, 

Heather McGavin

Paul Bartu

Dave Shilton

Brian Sharpe

Colleen Edwards

Joan Eagle

Joan Waltenbery

Perry Bowker

Siân Baker


ALL WELCOME ~ Join us every Wednesday morning at our new time (10 am to 11:30 for coffee & conversation)



The Women's Group meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the Fellowship room at 1:30 PM.  All are welcome!

From one pumpkin to another!

A women was asked by a co-worker, "What is it like to be a Christian?"
The co-worker replied, "It is like being a pumpkin"  God picks you from the patch,
brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you.  Then He cuts off the top and
scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.  Then He carves you a new
smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

Ingrid presented Dave with a donation from the Women's Group to the Church in September

See details on our "Ministries" tab 



Come join us in the Fellowship room from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm every Tuesday.

We are a group of women who play guitar’s and enjoy socializing and singing in local long term facilities, The Wellness Centre & Church.  We meet Tuesday’s 1-3 pm @ St. Stephen United Church, from mid-September to May. 

If you would like to join us contact Sharyn @ 905-336-2506.

Our goal is to bring happiness through music to our audience.

Respectfully submitted by

Sharyn Georgas


The Choir's of St. Stephen 

Singing is good for the soul!  

The Choir practices every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.  

Our Junior Choir usually practices after the Sunday Service

All are Welcome,  we would love to have you join us, see Christine Tiller for further details after our Sunday Service.


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