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We here at St. John's Stevensville United Church love to get together and have fun! Scroll down the page to take a look at some of the cool things we've done in the past. Or use the Quick Jump tool to see a particular event. 
If you have photos that you've taken, feel free to share with us by emailing sjsprograms@gmail.com.

 

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Miscellaneous Photos

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Rev. Cheryl blessing the Prayer Shawls about to be given out.

Jan. 15, 2023

Misc. Photos 2022
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The choir performing a special piece with Fran Inglis as the Solo. Jan. 30, 2022

Serving soup to recognize our first day back to in person services! Feb. 6, 2022.

Rev. Cheryl tests the mics for a discussion evening at the church. Feb. 2022

Guest cellist Grace Snippe joins us on Feb. 20, 2022

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The Embrace Centre goes High Tech with new security Cameras.

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Thank you to Beacon Christian School for the lovely Lenten Plant. March 2022.

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Special music by Tom Inglis. April 2022

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Early morning Matins service for Holy Week. April 2022.

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The church gets a brand new digital sign. July 2022

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We're joining the digital age!

July 2022

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Starting back to lemonade on the lawn! July 2022

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Serving Lemonade on the lawn. July 2022

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UCW Led Worship - Thank you Ladies! August 2022

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Susan baking cookies for Christmas. November 2022

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Special duet by Carolyn and Beth. August 2022.

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The boys setting up and serving the lemonade. August 2022.

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Boo At The Zoo!!

October 2022

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An Odd Children's Time.

Rev. Cheryl. October 2022

Misc. Photos 2021
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Linda Gorham and Diane Hartman receive recognition for all their contributions. 2021. 

Rev. Bill at the Remembrance Day Service in Ridgeway. 2021.

Hanging out at the Santa Claus Parade Nov. 20, 2021

Christmas 2022

Christmas Activities (2022)

Christmas Time was both busy and laid back for the 2022 season. Many things happened, but due to bad weather, others had to be postponed.

On Dec 4, we began our season with a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol. Rev. Bill put together a good group of readers who brought the age old story to life. A big thank you to Wayne Redekop and Anne Marie Noyes who lent their voices to our performance.

Dec. 16 brought an amazing Christmas party to the Embrace Centre. We invited all of those who may not have anywhere else to go for Christmas celebrations. We gave out some small presents and enjoyed the musical accompaniment of Mikayla and Marcus.

Attendance was incredible, as the community came in to celebrate together and munch on some finger foods. Thank you to all of the volunteers that helped make the evening a success!

A major blizzard unfortunately cancelled both the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services. The children, luckily, had already performed their pageant.

 However, Jan. 1 gave us the chance to recap some of the missing liturgies.

On Jan. 8 we finally had our Cantata, which had been postponed from Dec. 18. We changed the name from a Christmas to Epiphany Cantata, and the music was absolutely wonderful. Thank you to the choir, and guests, for all the effort and talent you shared with us.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

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Remembrance Day In Ridgeway (2022)

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Murder Mystery Evening (2022)

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A Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre October 22, 2022, _600pm $40 14789 Sodom Rd, Stevensville
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Passion, Pasta and Pistols was a roaring success. It was a good time, it was good food, and it raised $600 for the Embrace Centre Ministries. Thank you to all of the actors who put the time in to learn their roles and create their costumes. Thank you to all who bought tickets and kept careful track of each characters movements throughout the evening. And a special shoutout to those who managed to guess the murderer before the big reveal! 

October 22, 2022 6-8pm

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Sunday School Rally (2022)

Sundy School Rally 2022
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Sunday School came back with a bang! A Bouncy Castle and fish pond game made for a fun way to welcome in the season. Then all of the children got to pelt Rev. Bill with water balloons!! Thank you to those who helped with the set up, tear down and BBQ! We are all looking forward to the amazing year before us!

Sept. 11, 2022

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Ladies Retreat (2022)

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The second ever Ladies Retreat was held Sept. 8-10, 2022 at Jericho House in Wainfleet. A group of 13 ladies got together to discuss the seasons of life and the purpose of each season. Through a series of workshops and activities, the ladies were able to find the joy that we all seek.

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Community Arts and Praise (2022)

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This year, we switched up our vespers model and expanded it to include more fun activities. Renaming the event "Community Arts and Praise" meant we incorporated a vendor market, UCW sale, kids activity corner and historical sanctuary tours. On week one, we even held a free BBQ for all who showed up! 

The event ran from 6-8pm on the Sunday evenings of July (3, 10, 17, 24, 31) and was fairly well attended by both the congregation and the wider community. Thank you to all who helped out on this event in our neverending journey to become accessible to more of our community!

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Pride Fort Erie (2022)

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St. John's Stevensillve set up at the VERY FIRST Pride event ever to be held in Fort Erie! Even though the weather was incredibly hot, people flocked to see the drag shows, and meet with the allied community. Stay proud, Fort Erie!! June 25, 2022

Habitat Build: Saugeen First Nations (2022)

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John Bedell has prepped us all on what to expect, and this marks our very first Habitat for Humanity Building project! The team was sponsored by the estate of Marion Bedell and was a lovely testament to her faith and belief in helping others when they need it most.  

Leaving the church at 4:30 in the morning, we drove to Saugeen First Nations Reserve to help build (one of) seven homes that Habitat had on the go. The day was enlightening, hard work, and incredible fun. Thank you to John, Ken, Lisa and Matt who helped the new people find their way around a construction site. 

Hopefully this marks only the first of many build projects that we will get to be involved in!

June 20, 2022

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Holy Week Activities (2022)

Holy Week 2022
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Holy Week began with a Bunny Hop celebration at the Embrace Centre, where we reached out to the community with 500 plastic eggs filled with candy. 

Maundy Thursday was unfortunately cancelled, but Good Friday brought us closer together as we navigated our grief over the crucifixion. On Saturday, the children met up for an evening of baking Resurrection Cookies, and then Sunday morning was filled with Hallelujahs! 

Christ is died. Christ is Risen. Christ will come again!

April 9 - April 17, 2022

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Adult Uke Class (2022)

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Adult Uke class took all the fun and enjoyment of our Kids program and offered it to grown ups! A group of dedicated uke-beginners met weekly to learn the basics of music, the ukulele and some songs to present to the rest of the congregation! Each week was fun and filled with laughter.

On Palm Sunday, the whole club got together to provide the music for the Children's Palm Parade in service. We can't wait to do it all again!

Feb. 1, 2022 - Apr. 10, 2022

The crew got together one more time to perform at the Ridgeway Farmer's Market on July 16th, 2022. We showed off all that we had learned, and even got some audience participation!

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Shrove Tuesday and ASh Wednesday (2022)

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Shrove Tuesday was held at the Embrace Centre during one of the Food For The Body dates. Attendance was wonderful and we all enjoyed the pancakes made by our lovely volunteers. Thank you to all who helped out, and those who attended!

The very next day we came back for the Imposition of the Ashes, led by Rev. Bill. The service was thought provoking and helped us all prepare for Lent properly.

March 2-3, 2022

Snow Adventures 2022

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A big thank you to Scott Holmes who opened up his property on Feb. 5th, 2022 for the Sunday School and Youth Group to go spend a day in the snow. Although the pond wasn't ready for skating, we all had a really great time! We look forward to making this a tradition in the years going forward!

Uke Club Fall 2021

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Our very first Uke club gathered those 8-12 years old and taught some amazing uke skills. They worked together to learn some Christmas classics and presented them to the congregation on Dec. 5th, 2021. Thank you to all who came out to support our budding musicians! Congrats to all of our players, who have come a very long way in only 10 short weeks!

Angel Walk (2021)

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The Angel Walk 2021 was part Meditative Angel Display, part Christmas Bazaar and part Art Show put on by the congregation, the UCW, and the Creative Spirit / Spirituality in Photography... respectively. The event was well attended and will probably be coming back in future years. 

Ham and Potato Dinner (2021)

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The Ham and Scalloped Potato dinner was offered on Oct. 23, 2021 as a drive-thru, take-out style fundraiser. Big shout out to the volunteers who slaved over the oven all day to make this dinner happen, and those who stood out in the parking lot to take names and deliver meals to cars. You're all awesome!

Boo At The Zoo (2021)

Boo At the Zoo (2021)
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Well, we've never done Boo at the Zoo before, but it was definitely worth the experience! We saw 10,000 people over four days and gave out more candy than I could count! We saw some amazing costumes on people of all ages and even got to dress up ourselves! It was a wonderful time, and the perfect step towards becoming a true "community" church the way we see ourselves, by sharing stories with people and spreading the love with our "pocket prayer shawls." We will be looking to do it all again next year!

Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway (2021)

Turkey Giveaway 2021
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Diane Hartman and Linda Gorham receive thanks for their contributions! (Sept. 2021)

Diane Hartman and Linda Gorham receive thanks for their contributions! (Sept. 2021)

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Thank you to My Home Management for partnering with us to deliver 150 turkey dinners (yup, the whole dinner, sides and fixings included) to those in our neighbourhood who are struggling during this Thanksgiving. 

Evening Vespers (2021)

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Our second year of Parking Lot Vespers was wonderful! Every second week throughout the summer we met in the north parking lot for a hymn-sing and a short reflection. We appreciate the chance to worship together, especially when the rest of our lives have been online. Special thanks to Beth Riegle and John Bedell for providing the music and the tech support to make it all happen!

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