2021 Event Details
EPSOM OLD HOME DAY WEEKEND
STEP BY STEP BOOTH
Come visit us!
"Old Home Days" or "Week", is a New Hampshire original, going all the way back to 1897. Frank Rollins, the Governor of New Hampshire from 1899-1901, was the person who began the annual celebrations. In 1899, 44 New Hampshire towns held "Old Home Weeks" during the last week of August.
Step By Step Worldwide Ministries will be participating in the Epsom Old Home Day on Saturday this year. Focusing primarily in the Merrimack Valley, we hope to have booths at a number of historic "Old Home Week" celebrations. Please look for us on Saturday, August 14th, and learn more about our 'Step By Step Kids" and how you can help.
We will have booklets, T-Shirts, a special giveaway, and information available about our ministry & child sponsorship.
Watch for updates. You can also reach out to us on "Our Contact" page.
"STEP BY STEP" 5K ROAD RACE
"Rain or Shine!
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2021 will be our first annual "Step By Step" 5K Road Race, focusing on raising resource and transportation funds for Step By Step's growing family of Special Needs children. The race will be held on the grounds of Epsom Bible Church (EBC), at 398 Black Hall Rd. in Epsom, N.H.
Registration for the race will be $30.00. Additional donations are welcome. We will have information about our ministry & child sponsorships available at our check-in table. There will be beverages, fruit, snacks, and runner's support along the route. This year's kick-off event, will help us take the steps to meet the ever increasing needs of our growing ministry, including the acquisition of a reliable 15 passenger van for the medical transport of our family of special needs children.
More children are coming.
"HIKING WITH HOPE" HIKE-A-THON
SUNRISE IS AT 6:21AM
Please join us for our third annual "Hiking With Hope" event which supports the Step by Step Home for Children with Special Needs, in Ghana, West Africa. This event will be held at our primary site, Mount Major in Alton NH, and various mountains throughout the region, on Saturday September 11, 2021. The goal is to recruit sponsors who will pledge donation funds for each ascent. You are "Climbing for the kids" and 100% of the monies raised will go to resources necessary to expand facilities so we can accept more children into this growing ministry of hope. Without the love they receive from Mike and Connie, their team at Step by Step Worldwide Ministries, and friends and family like you, these children would be without hope. This event is about hiking with your heart. Every step matters.
The primary venue is Mt. Major, in Alton, N.H. This mountain is one of the most popular hiking spots in New Hampshire, with spectacular views, multiple trails, and a rocky summit, offering 360 degree views. A sunrise hike is an added bonus. Beginning the hike pre-dawn will provide a sunrise that will be memorable. The hike takes 1-3 hours maximum to complete, and the more you hike, the more our children benefit.
For those interested in meeting with us at the trailhead, we will announce our start time on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, the week before the event.
Here are the directions:
Mount Major is located south of Lake Winnipesaukee and northeast of Straight Back Mountain in the Belknap Range. The parking area is located on Rte. 11 just 5.4 miles north of Rte. 140, in Alton, N.H.
We hope you will be able join us in our hike for our "Step By Step Kids."
PITTSFIELD N.H. FESTIVAL & "BALLOON RALLY"
SEE YOU IN 2022!
The Pittsfield Rotary Hot Air Balloon Festival (Pittsfield Balloon Rally) is a large and well known event in New Hampshire that takes place at Drake Field in Pittsfield. The Hot Air Balloon Festival has also been known as “The Balloon Rally,” which usually takes place the first weekend of August every year. The Balloon Festival brings visitors from all over the New England area into the small town of Pittsfield, NH. and is a great event for the entire family. The Balloon Festival includes rides, food, hot air balloon rides, helicopter rides around the Pittsfield area, the launching of the hot air balloons which occurs Friday evening, Saturday morning, Saturday evening, and Sunday morning most years (weather permitting), and of course the grand fireworks display on Saturday night!
Step By Step Worldwide Ministries will be there in 2022. Please watch for the date and drop by our booth to learn more about our "Step By Step Kids."
"BIDS FOR THE KIDS" ON-LINE AUCTION
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULED EVENT
SOLD!!! Our "Bids for the Kids" online virtual auction will include an assortment of donated goods and services by our supporters in the local business industry. From coffee shops to carwashes, weekend getaways to great restaurants, and sporting events to spas, we will be offering dozens of items for the purpose of raising funds for our Step By Step Home for Children with Special Needs" in Ghana. This is a "boots on the ground" ministry of love, run by the founders, John Michael, and Connie Lynn Stainsby, formerly of Epsom, N.H. and the greater Concord area. They have been operating for 4+ years, caring for nine children with multiple disabilities and special needs. There are more children on the way, and they need your support. Step By Step Worldwide Ministries been recognized nationally by the government of Ghana, as a primary facility for the rescue and care for abandoned children with special needs. Please watch for the 2022 date and join us so you may place some "Bids for the Kids!"