We believe that it is much easier to raise faith-filled children with the love and support of a faith community, and are delighted to welcome families of all shapes and sizes to participate in our ministry together. We welcome children in worship, at the communion table, and in worship leadership positions. We also offer Sunday Church School and youth group activities for children and youth of all ages.
We are intentional about protecting the children and youth who worship and learn at St. Stephen. All adults who work with children or youth on a regular basis are trained, screened, and supervised. A copy of our Child Protection policy is available here.
November 21, 2019 - 6PM-7:30PM
Ages 5-12. Join us for our first Junior Youth Meeting. Snacks, games, crafts, friendship, and fun! Bring a friend. You don't have to be a church member to come!
December 12, 2019 - 6PM-8PM
Ages 13-18. Join us for our Senior Youth Meeting. Snacks, games, debates, friendship, and fun! Bring a friend. You don't have to be a church member to come!
December 22, 2019 - 5PM-7PM
All ages! Family Christmas Event.
Come celebrate Christmas with the family!
Crafts, card games, music, and friends! Something for everyone!
There will be food there, but you're welcome to bring your favorite Christmas goody to share with everyone else! (Bragging rights are free!)
Join in the festivities! Everyone welcome! Friends or strangers!
Caroling around New Kingstown will also be happening from 3PM-5PM.
December 26, 2019 - 6PM-7:30PM
Ages 5-12. Join us for our Junior Youth Meeting. Snacks, games, crafts, friendship, and fun! Bring a friend. You don't have to be a church member to come!
December 31, 2019 - 8PM-Midnight
All ages. Come celebrate New Year's with the entire family, in a safe environment! No alcohol, but plenty of cheer!
Bring 2 secret Bingo prizes, wrapped and valued under $5 each (Dollar Tree is perfect for this!!) We'll be playing a different type of Bingo than you're used to!
Games, food, and fun! Countdown and ball dropping! All ages, all abilities!
Please RSVP to Jenny Batcheler, firstname.lastname@example.org , so we can get a head count for food.
Looking forward to seeing you!
We are fortunate to have two incredible church camps right in our backyard: Camp Nawakwa (Arendtsville PA, near Gettysburg) and Camp Kirchenwald (Colebrook PA, near Lebanon). St. Stephen proudly supports these camps, and provides camp scholarships to children and youth each year so they can attend camp. More information about our camps is found here.
We want everyone in the St. Stephen family to have the opportunity to experience church camp, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. We believe that summer camp is a wonderful opportunity for people of all ages to live in Christian community, to experience God’s presence in the great outdoors, and to be renewed in their faith. We believe that participation in outdoor camps helps to strengthen disciples for service and proclamation of the Gospel, and we are excited to offer camping opportunities through our partnership with the Lutheran Camping Corporation.
Through the generosity of present members of our congregation, and the endowed funds of those who have gone before us, we are able to offer scholarships to help make camp a reality for all who are interested.
Camping brochures can be found in the Fellowship Hall beside the Resource Room.