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Upcoming Events


Children's Choir
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Learning songs and beginning to play handbells.
Chapel Choir Practice
6:30 PM
Leads contemporary worship.
Chancel Choir Practice
7:30 PM
In choir room. Leads traditional worship.


Men's Pickup Basketball
7:00 PM
Every Tues/ Thurs in Church Gym. Open to the Community.
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  • Two Worship Styles
  • The Christmas program was enjoyed by all!
  • Kids for Christ has a mini-golf party on a Sunday afternoon.
  • Chapel Praise Singers present the Christmas Cantata.
  • Kids for Christ Club with Karen Banghart, leader.
  • A floral cross is on our altar on Easter Sunday. HE IS RISEN!
  • The children tell the Christmas story in word and song at the Childrens Christmas Program.
  • The Childrens Choir entertains us at our tropical Mother Appreciation Banquet.
  • The children enjoying their Christmas performance.
  • The Rushings portray the nativity on Christmas Eve with daughter Eleanor.
  • The main sanctuary decorated for Christmas.
  • Jean and Lynn celebrate Christmas with church poinsettias. Holiday Joy!
  • Our church site has beautiful flowering shrubs and trees that delight the eye in the springtime!
  • Elvis made an appearance at the Christmas program!
  • Mariah celebrates her confirmation on Pentecost Sunday.
  • The children hunt for Easter Eggs in the annual Egg Hunt.
  • Easter Sunday Worship
  • Womens Wellness Seminar
  • Our Easter Breakfast celebrates the Risen Lord each Easter Sunday.
  • Mens Pickup Basketball meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in our full court gym.
  • Margaret Yount leads in our Girl Scout program.
  • The Easter Story is shared at the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
  • Stress Management exercise at the Womens Health Fair
  • Habitat for Humanity House Build
Romans 14:11 - “For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, And every tongue shall confess to God.”


We have Two Worship Styles:
Contemporary Worship @ 8 am in our Chapel
(Guitar, drums, keyboard and Contemporary Songs)

Traditional Worship @ 10:30 am in our Sanctuary
(Pipe Organ, full choir, Liturgy)

Our Mission
is to
Embrace All Children of God
Joyfully Proclaim Jesus Christ

Celebration and Faithful Servanthood

We invite you to learn about our ministries
and visit our congregation.

Since 1837,
our Christian community has been meeting
to praise God, study the Bible, bear each other's burdens,
share each other's joys, and reach out to help the world around us.

Christ's Love and God's Abundant Grace
empower our efforts and shape our ministries.

Come and Worship with Us
as we discover together where God is leading us
in these days ahead!

 Pastor Rich Hites


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St. Stephens ELCA
2259 12th Avenue NE
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
Telephone: 828.322.3211
Fax: 828.322.8311
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