Saint Stephen’s Outreach Values:
Outreach is something we do because we are followers of Jesus. We believe that God’s love was made tangible in Jesus and that it is our privilege and responsibility to make God’s love tangible in service to others. To that end, we have several ongoing partnerships that we support with time, energy, money and gifts.
Ongoing Outreach Programs
What can one person do? Saint Stephen’s offers a variety of opportunities to make a difference. Opportunities range from one-time donations to mission opportunities that can become a life focus.
Allegiance of H.O.P.E (Homeless Outreach for People Everywhere)
This organization reaches out to local shelters to provide evenings of pampering for women and children. We are collecting the following items to assist this organization with their next Pampering night on September 5th at Center for Families in Media, PA:
• New or gently used Women & Children’s clothing & shoes
• NEW socks & underwear for Women & Children
*All items will be collected by 8-24-17.
Loaves and Fishes Food Cupboard
The Need: Jesus said, “If you have fed the least of my brothers and sisters, you have fed me.” Hunger is always among us, especially when the economy is shaky. The summer months are particularly difficult for many people whose electricity and gas is cut off.
What we do: We support Loaves and Fishes with ongoing collections of non-perishables throughout the year. During the summer, we collect large amounts of Spam™ and peanut butter; these are especially useful for those without electricity or gas. For the children, we collect coloring books and crayons for Christmas, and jelly beans and appropriate candy for Easter. Super Bowl weekend, our SouperBowl™ offering of canned goods and loose cash is designated for Loaves and Fishes. The food cupboard is provides numerous opportunities to volunteer on an occasional or ongoing basis.
Girl Scouts: Saint Stephen’s sponsors a number of Girl Scout troops. We are committed to developing young people into leaders. Sponsoring the scouting program is one way we do this. Learn More
Saint Stephen’s Christian Preschool:
We offer Saint Stephen’s Christian Preschool at our cost as an ongoing gift to the future of our community and our community’s children. Click Here to go to the preschool page. Learn More
Other Outreach Opportunities
Lions’ Club Eyeglasses Collection: We collect people’s unused eyeglasses in support of the Lions’ Club’s ongoing effort on behalf of people who need but cannot afford glasses.
“TBD”s: (To Be Determined.) Outreach is part of the parish’s DNA. Opportunities for making a difference abound and Saint Stephen’s people are drawn to them.