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Advent/Christmas Newsletter

Our Advent/Christmas Newsletter is out with lots of news and information about what is going on in and around St. Stephen's in the coming months! Open or download the file to read the full coloured edition right... Read More

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White Gift Sunday - December 3rd

History of White Gift Sunday White Gift Sunday dates back to 1904 in Ohio. The wife of a Methodist minister and her two daughters came up with the idea of giving gifts wrapped in white paper at Christmas time to... Read More

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Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes are available to pick up from the church now!  Please read the brochure carefully and visit their website to learn about what items to pack and how the shoeboxes impact millions... Read More

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Powered by the Son!

If you're driving by St. Stephen's after dark, look up on the roof as you pass by on Village Way and you will see a cross, beautifully lit up against the night sky! Thanks to a couple of ambitious men in our... Read More

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Extreme Hunger Appeal

The UN has declared a famine in South Sudan, calling it the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945. As of May 2017, the Extreme Hunger Appeal has raised over $225,000 for long-term Mission & Service partners... Read More

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"Living Young in Canada's Oldest Town"

Qualicum Beach is a rather unique community age-wise in Canada. A recent visit by Mike Milne, a writer for the magazine that covers the United Church, The United Church Observer, produced the article, "Living young... Read More

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AED (Defibrillator) Now On Site

St. Stephen's now has an AED (Defibrillator).  It is located in the church hall at the kitchen end.  Several members attended a training workshop and the device is simple to use with clear instructions.  A short... Read More

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2016 Annual Report - St. Stephen's United Church

The completion of the Annual Report always gives me a sense of relief - it's a detailed job that seems to take way too long to complete.  However, in the process of compiling, reading, formatting and proofreading... Read More

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Update from the Board of Elders

The Board of Elders at St. Stephen's meets monthly to pray, discuss church business and try to discern where God is leading the congregation.  Board meetings are open to anyone in the congregation and are usually... Read More

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A Letter from the Moderator of the United Church

The Moderator of the United Church of Canada, the Rt. Rev. Jordan Cantwell, responds to the January 29, 2017 killings at the Centre Culturel Islamique in Quebec City.    ... Read More