St. Stephen View

  • Monday, January 14, 2013

The many nativity scenes on display at Russellville Christian Church include this gourd with a nativity scene built inside.

Nativity scenes on display at Russellville Christian

The public is invited to attend Russellville Christian Church (Hwy. 35 in Russellville) to enjoy a display of over 150 nativity scenes. An open house to show the displays off will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 2 until 5 p.m.  
Russellville Christian Church members Tommy and Beth Graham provided pictures and compiled the history of how all of the members became involved with showing the nativity displays …
Over the past few years several friends from the church visited Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner to see the beautiful and creative nativity scenes there on display. Beginning in 2011, they decided to display a similar scene at the church for people from the area to come see and enjoy.  
The members of the congregation were asked to bring their personal nativity scenes from home so that everyone could see and enjoy them. Over 100 different sets were displayed last year. Some were handmade and all were  beautiful.  
Making a trip to Russellville Christian Church in Russellville will be well worth the time and you will not be disappointed!

SSE Recipients of Sharing the Dream Grant

Congratulations to the students and staff members of St. Stephen Elementary School, who are the proud recipients of the Sharing the Dream Grant.
The grant is sponsored by the MetLife Foundation and the National Association of Elementary School (NAESP), and was given in the amount of $5,000 for the 2012-1013 school year.  
The grant is awarded on a competitive basis to assist principals in implementing innovative projects that create global classrooms where children and families can safely connect, exchange ideas and learn together.  The funds will be used at SSE to bring in Hands on Science field trips for all third, fourth and fifth grade students throughout the school year.

Christmas Tree Walk Ribbon Winners

The winners of the St. Stephen Christmas Tree Walk 2012 ribbons are:
• Traditional Category
Honorable Mention: Home Telcom, St. Stephen Christian Church
Third Place: Jamie Y. Driggers DMD
Second Place: Orvin Insurance
First Place: Berkeley Florist
• Creative Category
Honorable Mention: Betaw Christian Church, St. Stephen Evangelical Church
Third Place: St. Stephen Garden Club
Second Place: Lake Moultrie Nursing Home
First Place: Albany International
• Best of Show
Dial-Murray Funeral Home

St. Stephen Community Lunch

The St. Stephen Community History Room and Café will be open on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.  The menu will consist of baked turkey and dressing, green beans, candied yams, cranberry sauce and dessert.  The cost of lunch is $7.  Dine in or takeout plates are available.
If more information is needed or you would like to place an order in advance, call 670-6213.

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday to Jannah Campbell, Betty Fort, Jesse Harris, Blane Hoffman, Ralph Hood, Kalai Johnson, Randy Knight, Don Mitchum, April Moody, Cheryl Scott, Natalie Shuler, DeAnna Trout, Andrew Wadford and Logan Wadford.

Prayers and Get Well

Take time out of your busy day to pray for and to offer best wishes to David Ayers and family, Meta Borop, Ruth Brassell, Frank Conrad, Carol Gaskins, Claudia Guerry, Dorothy Harris, Louise Harris, Ann Hess, Lois Hood, Ricky Hood, Gail Humbert, Eloise Judy, Earline Brown-May, Guy McGriff, Louise McMakin, Janice Mitchum, Betty Rich Morris, Louise Rich, Pedro Rivera III, Trey Smith, Georgia Thames, Katie Thames, Aileen Welch, Mae Welch and for any unspoken prayers needed.
Pray for our troops (land, air and sea) in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Iraq, and all around the world, for them to be protected as they protect us.  Keep in prayer Gov. Haley and her family, all Veterans, SC Masons, SC Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow families, and our school system in Berkeley County.


Heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the families and friends of Inez Merritt Binnarr and Mitchell Lanier.
Have a blessed week! If you have news to share, contact Betty Delk at bwdelk@tds.net before Noon on Wednesdays, the week before all scheduled events. Mail items to 195 Crest Lane, St. Stephen, SC 29479, or call 567-4370.

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