Please help repair the roof

church with cross and weathercock

The time has come to replace the flat roof over the Cadwalader Room. The cost of replacing it will besome $29,0000. The Vestry has appealed for donations to cover the cost. To date we have received checks and pledges totaling rather more than $14,600. So we still have a long way to go.

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Dutch Treat: Speculaas

We had quite the crowd at the 2017 Cookie Walk!

Note: This year, the Cookie Walk has been moved to the second Saturday in December—December 14th!

Dutch Treat: Speculaas 2 cups unsalted butter 2 cups sugar 2 large eggs 1½ teaspoons grated lemon rind 4½ cups sifted all purpose flour ¾ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon ground cardamon

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Annual Parish Meeting

church with cross and weathercock

The Annual Parish meeting will take place on Sunday, November 17th between the 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM services. The rector and officers will present reports on the parish’s progress during the year past and elections for the vestry will also take place.

Retiring vestry members offering themselves for re-election are not Mrs Collins and . . . → Read More: Annual Parish Meeting

Downsizing one’s home: The ultimate nightmare

Fr Hawtin

Let’s face it! If there’s a human activity that people genuinely dread it is moving house. Moving from one city neighborhood to another is a pain in the neck, but by no means as bad as moving from one part of the country to another.

With a local move, it is possible to keep things . . . → Read More: Downsizing one’s home: The ultimate nightmare

The Latest Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX 44

The State of the Parish: The Rector’s Report 2018/19

Fr Hawtin

For Saint Stephen’s, the year 2018/19 has been marked by a number of notable changes and transitions. Not least, our vicar, The Very Reverend Michael Kerouac, his wife Caroline and their family left Saint Stephen’s for Florida. Shortly after their arrival, Bishop John Vaughan installed Fr Kerouac as the Dean of St Patrick’s ProCathedral at . . . → Read More: The State of the Parish: The Rector’s Report 2018/19

The Latest Newsletter

The medieval scribe, by Edward Laning (1906–1981) as part of the WPA Federal Art Project (WPA-FAP). From The New York Public Library.

Here is the latest newsletter: St Stephen’s News XXX 43

More recipes for you to try

cookies at the 2017 Cookie Walk

Note: This year, the Cookie Walk has been moved to the second Saturday in December—December 14th!

Chinese Chews 3/4 cup cake flour 3/4 cup baking soda 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup finely chopped dates 1 cup finely chopped walnuts 2 large eggs

Sift together the dry ingredients. Add dates and nuts. . . . → Read More: More recipes for you to try

Another scrumptious recipe

Last minute preparations in the Parish Hall

Note: This year, the Cookie Walk has been moved to the second Saturday in December—December 14th!

Here are recipes for cookies you can make in advance and freeze (in dough form), baking them in the week before the Cookie Walk. This week’s recipe is for a good old fashioned cookie — a favorite of Charlotte . . . → Read More: Another scrumptious recipe

Chairman Mao Tse-tung: A case mistaken identity

Fr Hawtin

The feline Chairman Mao Tse-tung came into my wife Charlotte’s life—and, by extension, my own—at the very time that the all-too-human Chairman Mao Tse-tung was approaching the point of departing from his.

China was still in the throes of the Cultural Revolution, a political cataclysm that had turned Chinese society on its head, destroying great . . . → Read More: Chairman Mao Tse-tung: A case mistaken identity