St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Oak Harbor

By God's Grace, All Are Welcome


We are a giving church and find many ways to support our community and others in the world. As a parish, we commit 10% of our pledged income to helping organizations outside our congregation. If you have a suggestion for an outreach program, or know of a need, please contact the church. If you would like to assist with one of our outreach ministries, we would welcome your time and talents. 

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Benches for Olympic View Elementary School


Caramel Hears More Stories!


Caramel, the resident hamster at Olympic View Elementary School has a very important responsibility. Caramel's job is to listen to stories read to her by children who are learning to read and perhaps lack a little confidence. Caramel listens nicely, and never interrupts nor corrects. She is a sweet, much-loved hamster! She now has more reasons to be happy when a child sits beside her to read: readers are coming more often, even staying a little longer, and reading more stories because there is a beautiful new bench to sit on. It's a comfortable and safe place to concentrate on one's reading! And the children love the bench's colors; evidenced in the thank-you notes they sent to the bench builder recently!


Thank-you notes from the children. Caramel's cage appears in the card at the lower left corner.


A quiet place to read by yourself.

 A quiet place to sit or lie down.