April 15, 2018 Weekly Announcements

Congregational News & Events – Week of April 15, 2018

This Sunday at St. Stephen’s

Sunday, April 15, 2018  –  Third Sunday of Easter

 Service Times:

8:30am and 10:30am

 Choir Rehearsal  –  8:30 am in the Chapel

 Adult Bible Discussion Class –  9:15am in Hobson Hall

 10:30 am – Children, Youth, & Families Ministry – Hobson Hall

  •  Children’s Choir practice in Hobson at 10:10
  •  We will finish our illustrations inspired by The Apostle’s Creed from the previous Sunday, and begin a lesson on forgiveness.

(Facilitated by Rachael Smith and Daniel Buey)

Midday Prayer (and Lunch)  Wednesdays, 12:30pm in the Sanctuary/Hobson Hall

Campus Ministry  Wednesdays at 6:30 pm


 Pastoral Care Updates

 Janet McNaughton has volunteered to be the Sunshine coordinator. Sunshine coordinators are part of the Pastoral Care Committee and send out greeting cards to shut-ins and others with significant life events. Janet will be compiling a list of folks to send cards to on behalf of the church. Please contact Janet if you have names and addresses of people who you think might appreciate a card.




NSI Collection for  April – Personal Hygiene Products (focus on feminine hygiene)

This month, we are collecting personal hygiene products, with a focus on feminine hygiene products such as sanitary pads and tampons.

Thank you to those who  brought in non-food items for NSI, and a big thank you to those who supplied treats both healthy and otherwise during the Trade-in Bake Sale. We collected over 500 personal care and household products for NSI, and over 300 boxes of Mac n’ Cheese for the NSI Easter collection. Thank you all for your generosity this Lenten season.


 BREAD Update 

Nehemiah Action May 7th

BREAD… rises!

Earlier this week, the BREAD team and several members of our justice ministry network attended the BREAD Rally to prepare for the Nehemiah Action, which is scheduled for Monday, May 7th at 7:00pm. At the rally, we heard personal testimony from individuals who have been positively impacted by the work of BREAD, and from some who struggle with the injustices and inequalities in Columbus. We heard from the research committees about the progress they have made and the approaches they are taking. These last weeks before the Nehemiah Action involve a lot of negotiations, as our city leaders know that there is a deadline, May 7.

The power of BREAD is in the number of people who turn out on May 7. We join with over 40 other congregations to stand for justice and let the local leaders know that we are united in our efforts. YOU need to be there.

St. Stephens will host a potluck dinner on May 7. The BREAD team will supply a main dish and you are asked to bring sides or dessert. A bus will drive us to the state fairgrounds, leaving our parking lot at 6:15. The Action begins at 7:00 and should last about 1.5-2 hours. The bus will return us to the church afterwards.

If you cannot join us for the dinner and bus, you can drive directly to the fairgrounds. Parking will be free for this event.

 From your B.R.E.A.D. team:  

Rae Fellows, Kaethe Sandman, Norm Wernet and Mignonne Whitlow


Campus Ministry Worship

Campus Ministry Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Campus Ministry meets on Wednesday evenings  in the Chapel with dinner, discussion, and prayers. 


Book Club for May

Book Club News: Book Club’s May meeting will be on Wednesday, May 9 starting at 6:30 PM with a potluck meal. If you wish to read ahead, the book for May is Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear.


Calling St. Stephen’s Soul Sisters!

You are invited to participate in fellowship with the women of St. Stephen’s in the Spirit of Friendship, Encouragement, Support, Gratitude, Hope, and Love as we share a moment in life’s journey together. It is a time out from daily doings to just BE in Friendship over a cup of tea with conversations to feed the soul.

We meet twice monthly: the first Thursday morning of the month will offer a “Coffee Klatch” from 9:30-11:30am for those available to meet during the day (kiddos welcome)the third Thursday evening  offers a “Girls Night Out or In” from 7:00-9:00pm

 THURSDAY, April 19 Meet @ Fran Carr’s home from 7:00pm-9:00pm Please RSVP to Fran Carr fran@francarr.com for planning purposes.

Please RSVP to Kaitlin Raver kaitlinraver@gmail.com by March 12th for reservation purposes.

Always looking for monthly hosts and/or open to ideas for places to meet or excursion sites conducive to conversation & new experiences. Contact Kaitlin Raver, Coordinator, with any questions at kaitlinraver@gmail.com or (614) 956-8550 with any questions.  Looking forward to spending some time with St. Stephen’s wonderful “Soul Sisters”!



Mount Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletters

Copies of the March 2018 Mt. Carmel Church Partnerships Newsletter and October 2017 Community Resources Listing can be found on the Community News table in Hobson Hall. The Weekly Scoop for March 24 – April 7, 2018  newsletter is posted on the bulletin boards in the Outer Office and available on the Community Events table in Hobson Hall.  Also included are a flier and brochure for 2018 Foundations of Faith Community Nursing classes.To read online, click on the links below:


Mount Carmel Church Partnerships April 2018 Newsletter

Community Resources October 2017

Mt. Carmel Church Parterships Weekly Scoop April 11-21, 2018

FCN Course 2018 flier

Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Brochure 2018