COMING UP THIS SUMMER
Newish Morning Tea
If you consider yourself new to St Stephen’s then we want to welcome you. We run Newish Morning Teas every month to help people get their bearings, meet staff and other new people and take a step further into the church life.
Why not visit a 9:45am service and join us straight after at one of our upcoming morning teas this Summer.
- 17 December
- 25 February
Christmas at St Stephen’s
There’s no better way to find out more about Jesus than at Christmas!
Come, experience Christmas with us and unwrap the ancient story of Jesus’ birth. Discover the timeless awe and joy of the original Christmas events.
Sunday 24th December (Christmas Eve)
- 4pm Family Service with a sausage sizzle afterwards.
- 10pm Champagne Supper
- 11pm Candlelight Readings and Carols
Monday 25th December (Christmas Day)
- 9am Community Service with a community choir, Kids Spot and a Christmas morning tea
Our Night Church community is planning to run a Christmas Food Pantry on 23 December to give out food, groceries and essentials for anyone in our neighbourhood in need. Would you consider donating a small item or two to this pantry? Simply bring one of the following items below to the Chapel Hall and hand it in at our collection point. We appreciate your generosity to those in our community in need.
Click through the slides below for examples of foods to include, helpful toiletry items, and what to avoid.
Example of Foods
Breakfast cereals (weet-bix, corn flakes, etc.)
Crackers, biscuits (which will keep)
Condiments, sauces (especially pasta sauce), spices
Helpful Toiletry Items
Toilet paper/tissues/baby wipes
What to Avoid
Items with glass or cellophane packaging, which can be broken in transit
Things that need can openers or special equipment (pop-top cans–whether for veggies, meat or fruit–are a plus)
Things which will go off or items that will be out of date by 23 December 2023
Big Questions for our World
14th, 21st & 28th January 2024
The new year is a time to stop and think about the things that matter in life. Join us in January for our Big Questions for our World summer series. These are 3 talks that unpack some spicy questions we might be too afraid to ask.
- Are we getting softer? What Jesus says about pleasure and pain
- Are we getting smarter? What Jesus says about tradition and being authentic
- Are we getting happier? What Jesus says about personal fulfilment and joy