Acolytes Collect non-perishable
foods for Souper Bowl of Caring

January 26 & February 2

Our Acolytes will be joining people in churches all across the country to collect money and non-perishable foods for those who are hungry and hurting. It all started with a single prayer in a church in South Carolina in 1990 “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us to be mindful of those who are without a bowl of soup to eat.” Since then over $90 million has been generated through Souper Bowl of Caring events. Foods and funds collected by our acolytes will be given to Grass Roots II, a community based organization providing emergency food, clothing, household items and referrals to those in need in San Luis Obispo for over 45 years. Last year we collected $246 and 84 lbs of non-perishable foods and we’re sure we can collect more this year. Please search your pantry for non-perishable foods to donate and bring them to church on January 26th or February 2nd.




Men's Retreat

February 7-9


This annual retreat will be held at Mt. Calvary Retreat House in Santa Barbara, and may be our last retreat there, as the facility is closing early in 2021.  The Brothers of St. Andrew at St. Stephen's have sponsored a yearly retreat there for at least 15 years. Our retreat leader is Pastor Karen Siegfriedt, Associate Pastor at St. Stephen's, and she has some thoughful, puzzling essays for us to discuss.


The retreat cost is $250, with a $50 deposit as soon as possible, check made out to St. Stephen's.  The remaining $200 check should be made out to Mt. Calvary and brought to the retreat.  Contact Bob Levison with any questions at


Women's Retreat

February 21-23


The Rev. Caro Hall will be our retreat leader at Mr. Calvary in Santa Barbara.  So far, 13 women have signed up, and there's room for a few more.  The everything-included fee is $250 for a two-night stay. $50 is due the first of November.  If interested, contact Diane at as soon as possible.

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