Reaching Out

Some of the volunteer and community activities our members lead and participate in. Get in touch below to inquire about participation or visit our events calendar to learn more! contactcalendar

Connecting with one another

Community Life

We have an active and engaged community at St. Stephen’s. These are some of the current opportunities to get involved and connect. Check the calendar to confirm scheduled times, or get in touch to inquire for more details.

Tuesday Night Chat

Tuesday evening, once per month

This group meets for a potluck meal and conversation once a month–usually the last Tuesday of the month–see calendar. Throughout the gospels, Jesus eats and drinks with his friends and others. When we break bread together (or eat a casserole!) we begin to build community and relationships. All are welcome.  

Choir and Music Ministry

Wednesday mornings

The Wednesday Warblers, as they have coem to be known, meet with our Music Ministry Director to practice music for the coming Sunday. We use a variety of musical styles as we worship, from traditional hymns to more modern musical expressions of faith. If you are interested in singing, or if you have another musical gift to share, contact us to speak with Cathryn. ”Speak to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” – Ephesians 5:19

The Living Room

From time to time

The Living Room is a group of parents who are seeking to make room for God, others and themselves in the midst of juggling the many demands and challenges of family life. We meet occasionally, have coffee, conversation and Christian reflection. Children are welcome! This can be a time to nurture your faith life, grow in relationship with others and share prayer needs with the group. Please contact us for more information.

St. Stephen’s Visiting Team

Parish Visitors

A group of St. Stephen’s people go out in groups of 2 to visit those who are unable to get out due to mobility or circumstances. They spend quality time together, embodying the Christian truth that we all belong to the body of Christ.

giving back

Reaching Out

Sharing God’s love

Refugee Sponsorship

Ongoing

Jesus calls us to care for those who are in need, and that includes the poor and the stranger (For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in. Matthew 25:35). One of the ways that we do this is partnering with other churches and the government to provide church sponsorship for a refugee. This process is ongoing, takes time, energy and resources. The relationships that have grown from this ministry have provided mutual blessings for the parish and for the sponsored individuals, as we learn and grow together. We are currently waiting to welcome a sponsored refugee from Sudan. 

English Conversation Circles

Thursday evenings, alternating between Zoom and in person 7:00-8:00 pm

We partner with the Saskatoon Open Door Society to provide the space and volunteers for English practice. These practice sessions are free of charge, and open to all. They take place on Thursday nights, from 7:00-8:00 pm, alternating between zoom an in person at St. Stephen’s.  The sessions provide a casual and comfortable setting to chat and learn together. Coffee and light refreshments are served, and there is a lot of laughter as we try to explain the difference between “seeing” and “watching” and a toboggan and a sled. Anyone interested in practicing English is warmly welcome. Also see other opportunities at the Saskatoon Open Door Society.

Gift Baskets

Ongoing

St. Stephen’s community life group and others engage in various acts of love and compassion throughout the year. One of the highlights is our annual gift basket creation for those who live at Adelle House and other places of shelter. Throughout the year we collect toiletries and other useful items. One of our beloved nonagenarian church members used to crochet upwards of 50 pairs of slippers to include in these baskets! We have a basket assembly bee and then deliver them as a tangible way to share God’s love. This year, our baskets will be assembled in time for Mother’s Day.

Food Bank Drive

Ongoing

St. Stephen’s is one of the original participants in the annual City Wide Food Bank Drive organized and carried out by churches and faith communities in Saskatoon. We cooperate with Emmanuel Baptist and other churches in collecting and distributing non perishable food items to the food bank. While we are aware that the food bank is not a permanent solution to the issues surrounding poverty and food scarcity, this is one of the ways that we can contribute to the common good and follow Jesus’ call to give to those in need. There is a food bank drop off basket at St. Stephen’s. Parishioners are encouraged to keep that in mind when getting groceries!

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. -I Timothy 4:12