Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Receiving a Legacy


     Earlier this year, the congregation of Owenwood United Methodist Church in East Dallas, where our former member Freddie Orr served as pastor, voted to disband.  As Owenwood's assets were received by its sister churches, these beautiful banners were given to St. Stephen, and they make a beautiful addition to our sanctuary. We hope in the near future to create labels for the back of each banner that will tell of their history.


     
Photos by Gina Hedgecock

Friday, October 6, 2017

The Pumpkins Are Here at Last!

Elation Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch OPEN through October 31st
Monday thru Friday 1 - 8:30 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday 12:00 Noon – 8:30 PM

Please consider volunteering your time to help work the pumpkin patch during the weekdays while the youths are in school. To sign up, go to: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0B4BACAF23A64-elation/

Love, Love, Love

We'll be focusing on Love through October and November with a worship series that takes in children, laypeople, service to others, music, heritage and the future. We'll end the series with our annual Love Feast, a service of thanksgiving that's led by laypeople. Be sure to look for sign-up sheets and other information at the church!

We Love St. Stephen

October 15 - We Love Our Laity – Keith Fulenwider

October 22 - We Love Our Outreach

October 29 - We Love Our Music

November 5 - We Love Our Past

November 12 - We Love Our Future

November 19 - Love Feast

Monday, September 18, 2017

PRIDE Weekend Was a Blast!

St. Stephen folks had a wonderful time welcoming people to the Alan Ross Freedom PRIDE Festival and Parade over the weekend of Sept. 16-17. This year the festival and the parade were on different days, so there was plenty of opportunities to meet and greet new folks with the message of God's unconditional love for all.

This was the first year that all SEVEN Reconciling United Methodist congregations marched together in the PRIDE Parade. St. Stephen has the second-largest turnout of participants, as well as staffing both a church booth and a kids' zone booth at the festival.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words here are photos from various Facebook friends posted over the weekend. See how many of our St. Stephen community you can identify by name as you enjoy them!

Stepping off with our church banner

From far left, John Astle, Michael Carr and Thomas Ellis,
Brian Moeschler and Cisco Varela, and in front Wini Council.

Peek-a-boo, we see you! Miss Lola Martindale couldn't
resist the swinging doors on the float.

A car full of brothers: Patrick, Bishop and Michael.

Our message always is God's unconditional love.


Pucker up!

Jessica Fulenwider

Message bracelets at the festival: Faith, Hope and Love.


A passel of youngsters on the float!

Pastor Roy Atwood and Amy Martindale.

Miss Lola delighted onlookers by passing out goodies.

Those fancy Fulenwiders, Blake and Jessica.


At the end of Festival Day, everybody was tired out!