At St. Stephen, you can find opportunities to serve the community through various mission outreach projects. Whether it’s just one time or a sustained commitment, there’s a place for you to connect with others while serving.
Consider which of these opportunities best utilizes your talents, and sign-up today!
Room In The Inn
During the hottest and coldest months of the year, St. Stephen opens its doors the homeless in our community every Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Through our partnership with the Day Resource Center for the Homeless, up to 15 men are transported to Parish Hall where we provide an air-conditioned (or heated in the winter) space for them to enjoy a restful evening, including two warm meals– and especially warm hospitality among St. Stephen members and friends.
TEMPORARILY ON-HOLD DUE TO COVID-19.
Sack Lunch Mission
In lieu of Room in the Inn, this year St. Stephen Presbyterian Church has partnered with other areas churches to help supply the Presbyterian Night Shelter with sack lunches for those experiencing homelessness in our community.
Welcome Home Baskets
This summer the St. Stephen community worked with the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition (TCHC) in transitioning approximately 50 individuals into housing each month. To help with this move, TCHC gave out laundry basket filled with household items; which is where area churches, including the SSPC community stepped in.
Samaritan House Supper Club
St. Stephen is part of the Samaritan House Supper Club, a way for faith communities to provide a home-cooked meal for the residents of Samaritan House. On the third Friday of each month restaurant meals are delivered to the closed campus due to COVID-19. When safe to do so, we will return to enjoy conversation and community a meal, and also enjoy conversation and community with the residents, all of whom are affected by HIV/AIDS and need the housing and other services provided by Samaritan House. Your donation can help provide a meal by selecting “Samaritan House Supper Club” under the “FUND” drop down menu (see the “Donate” button on home page) OR mail a check to the church. Contact Ihoma Owhonda or Cherie Walker for more information.
Disaster Assistance Through Presbyterian USA
St. Stephen is active in various denominational mission opportunities and makes regular financial contributions to Presbyterian Church (USA) Mission Causes; Grace Presbytery Mission Support; Synod of the Sun educational and leadership mission; the Christmas Joy Offering; One Great Hour of Sharing; and the Theological Education Fund.
We also regularly announce ways to participate in Presbyterian Disaster Relief funding for regions of the world in critical need of funding.
The youth of St. Stephen coordinate our congregation’s participation in the annual Souper Bowl Sunday – a nationwide effort to help feed the hungry. Each February, on Super Bowl Sunday, you can help our youth succeed in providing funds for our local Tarrant County Food Bank. Help our youth succeed in mission.
The Giving Tree, Easter Baskets and Thanksgiving
• Every year, the congregation of St. Stephen sponsors Christmas Angels, individuals in financial need of Christmas presents as clothing, toys, or bicycles. We serve both South Central Alliance of Churches clients and Presbyterian Children’s Home recipients.
• We also provide Easter Baskets filled with bunnies, goodies, and gift cards to various children in need via the Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services network.
• And at Thanksgiving, we donate decorated bags of food for recipients of South Central Alliance of Churches, feeding our neighbors in friends in our zip code and surrounding zip codes. Currently, the Stepping Stones Children’s Fellowship group sponsors this event.