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St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Clifton Heights, Pa.
Upcoming Events & Announcements

Please note our new calendar links above.
Just click the red circle for that month's calendar.

Boy Scout Food Drive
The bags have been distributed to neighbors in Clifton Heights.
Now, on Saturday, November 21st, volunteers are needed
to take the Boy Scouts around to collect the filled bags.
Meet at the Borough Hall at 9:00 a.m. to get maps.
See Frank Prendiville for details or to volunteer.

LifeLine Health Screening
The folks at LifeLine Screening will set up in our parish hall
on Saturday, November 21st beginning at 9:00 a.m.
To schedule your health screening and for more information,
contact Joan Durbano at 610-259-2415.

Thanksgiving Eve Service
Join us at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th.

Advent Dinner
The first Sunday of Advent is November 29th and our
annual Advent Dinner will take place in the parish hall
beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Ham will be served;
you are asked to bring a side dish or dessert to share.

Stewardship Sunday, December 6th
Please prayerfully consider your pledge for 2016
and be present in church on Sunday,
December 6th for our Stewardship Celebration.

Christmas at Haskins' House
On Saturday, December 12th, we will make our annual Christmas visit
to the residents of the Haskins’ House nursing home.
There are currently 12 men and 7 women who enjoy receiving
the Holy Eucharist from Rev. Jill and who alsotake so much
pleasure in just having someone drop in on them.
Our Sunday school children will be making personalized
Christmas cards to hand out to each resident;
and Rhea Elias has purchased gifts for all of them and has asked
for the congregation’s help in donating stocking stuffers
so that she can prepare a Christmas stocking for each one of them.
Items such as hand/body lotions, body wash, shaving cream,
disposable razors, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, floss, Q-tips,
combs, brushes, deodorant, men’s socks, women’s socks, crossword/word
search/puzzle books; large-piece jigsaw puzzles, travel-sized games;
mechanical pencils, pens, books, bookmarks, small magnifying glasses,
flashlights with batteries; small bags of homebaked goodies,
four-piece box of chocolate candy, etc.
Please have all donations to the church by Sunday, December 6th.

Red Cross Blood Drive
Our next blood drive takes place on Saturday, December 19th
beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the parish hall.  To schedule an appointment
to donate blood and for more information, contact Joan Durbano at 610-259-2415.

Rev. Jill's Christmas Celebration
On Saturday, December 19th, stop by Rev. Jill's home for a lovely time, delicious food, and the best Eggnog you've ever had!!!  Time and details to follow.

Hanging of the Greens
The church will be decorated on Sunday, December 20th, at 2:00 p.m.
Please stop by and help out; refreshments will be served.

Christmas Eve Service
Thursday, December 24th at 5:00 p.m.

Sunday School
We welcome Heather Wingate, a teacher by profession,
to our teaching team this school year.
Sunday school meets on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. in the
Lounge of the church building (enter through the door
on Church Street).  Class lasts approximately 45 minutes with the
parish children joining their families at the Sign of Peace
and remain with them until the end of the service.
There is one Sunday per month, usually the 1st Sunday, when
children attend the entire service with their families.
On this Sunday, there is no church school.
Community children are welcome; dismissal is at 10:30 a.m.

Food Bank
Scheduled food distribution occurs on Wednesdays and Sundays
between 10:30 am and 12:00 pm.  Please call the church office
at 610-622-3636 for more information
or if you would like to support our food bank.

Craft Group
Meets on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  Bring lunch.
Having just finished up with our Christmas Bazaar,
the Craft Group is on a break until next year.
Start up date will be posted after the holidays.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:
Altar Guild, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Acolytes, Greeters,
Counters, visitors to brighten the day for residents of
Haskins House nursing home in Secane.
If you are interested. please see the Rev. Jill McNish.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers
If you would like to be trained as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, one who brings Communion to our home-bound parishioners, please see Rev. Jill.
Click here for November calendar.
Click here for December calendar.