Winter Nights

Winter Nights: December 11 – 18

          Making a difference for that one…. with God’s help

The Winter Nights homeless shelter for families with children opened in October and is being hosted by faith communities around the area. St Stephen’s will again partner with St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Walnut Creek to serve for a week at their church December 11 – 18, 2017. Keep the Winter Nights Families and the volunteers in your prayers.


Meal Teams 
Ministries and groups of family & friends are already on-board!  Teams are listed on the online signup page noted above. Thanks to all who are participating on these teams. If you are interested in serving on a Meal Team, and they need more help, contact Andie Sheets

Donations for the Winter Nights families and children:
If you can donate any of these items, please contact Ann Lawrence (contact below):

Sleeping bags
Socks for the entire family

Baskets for donated items are in the Narthex, Parish Hall and the Office. Please attach your name and contact info to your donation.  It helps if we need to contact you with any questions.

Winter Nights kids: Dress-Ups and Nerf Balls
We are putting together a “Dress-Up” box for the ages 2-7 at Winter Nights. If you have gently used or new  items please bring them to church.  Lots of little boys this year.  Capes,  vests , action hero themes.  A few little girls.  Fairy wings, tutu’s, wands, veils.   
We are also collecting “Nerf” balls for indoor play.  Soft, spongy types, round or football shaped.  About the size of a grapefruit or orange.  If you have extras or can bring new ones the kids will love them.

Financial Donations
Winter Nights will use all donations for items specifically to serve the families in the shelter (gift cards for gas/food).  We will work with the Winter Nights Director to find out specific needs. Send your check to St Stephen’s with “Winter Nights” in the memo.

Making a difference for that one. . . with God’s help

Ann Lawrence          925-212-8261   
Andie Sheets            925-997-3357   
Dan Swander            925-899-3758 


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