We are committed to being a community of solidarity with those who have been pushed to the margins of our society, and to the task of building a better world.
We support and engage with the arts — music, literature, theatre, the visual arts — and welcome collaboration with working artists.
We encourage questioning, dialogue, exploration and doubt. We know that the mystery of God is too great for any of us to understand fully, but together, through worship, work and community, we can continue to grow, to learn, and to move deeper into our shared life in God’s love.
Please join us for one of our worship services or community activities! We look forward to meeting you.
— Mtr. Maggie Helwig
Music at St. Stephen’s Presents … a Gala Fundraising Evening for Timothy Schmalz’s sculpture ‘Panhandler Jesus’
Two sets of live music, with snacks and treats! We’ll have a full list of performers soon, but they’ll include organist Clement Carelse, world renowned pianist Richard Herriott, opera excerpts from Mozart and Verdi, piano and flute duets, folk sensation Dinah Thorpe, and some fun surprises!
This evening will be a fundraiser to help us cover the final costs of a permanent bronze version of Timothy Schmalz’s sculpture “Whatsoever you do”, affectionately known as Panhandler Jesus. We have missed his visible presence outside the church for many months, and are very excited about his imminent return (any theological reflections you may draw from this are your own).
Any funds raised beyond the cost of the statue and its installation will be used for our outreach programming (Sunday breakfasts, and likely emergency cold response this winter).
h3. Buy your tickets here
Tickets are $20.00 and will be available at the door. But to make sure a ticket’s been reserved for you, just click on the PayPal ‘Buy Now’ button below (credit cards accepted; you don’t need to be a PayPal member).
We cannot issue charitable tax receipts for ticket purchases, but any additional donations of more than $20 are eligible for receipts. This includes donations on the night of the gala as well as donations made online (follow this link for our PayPal donation button).
If you’d rather pay by cash or cheque, drop by St Stephen’s (main entrance at 365 College St).