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.
When asked how best St. Stephen’s might help our neighborhood school, OVE responded that they often have children in need of pants and shoes. Children who soil themselves, get wet going and coming to school, or get wet on the playground don't always have family members who can come with dry clothing or shoes. The office then scrambles to come up with suitable items for the remainder of the school day. Families are asked to return the borrowed clothing but that often doesn't happen. You can make a monthly pledge or bring items in as you are able. OVE is in need of the following throughout the school year.
sweats and/or leggings
kid sizes 5-12 (small to large)
shoes (unisex, please)
little kids’ sizes: 10, 12, 13
big kids’ sizes: 1-7
Lists will also be available in Miller Hall on the bulletin. During the week, items can be dropped off at the church office during business hours (M,W,Th: 9am - 1pm) or you may bring them to Sunday services and leave them with Suzanne Ostertag or Paul Price.
Parishioners have the opportunity to support six children with gifts. Kids First is also in need of small gifts for children's stockings. Starting tomorrow, 11/28 a basket containing their gift requests (and requests for small stocking gifts for other children of all ages) will be at the back of the sanctuary. It's been a tough year for some of these children - let's be generous. During the week, gifts can be dropped off at the church office during business hours (M,W,Th: 9am - 1pm) or you may bring them to Sunday services and leave them with Suzanne Ostertag or Paul Price - be sure to attach the card.
Click here to see Kids First Gift List
Deadline is 12/11/2022
We are supporting guests with a small gift (socks, shirts, etc. $15-$25) this will hang on
A Christmas Wish Jute Line.
What is that you ask? It's a line of jute (twine) with festive clothes pins. Guests may fill out a request which will be placed in an envelope and pinned to the line. The line can be found on the south wall above the stage. If you wish to participate you may stop by any weekday and request envelopes or pick one up after Sunday services. Envelopes will be available beginning Monday, 11/28. During the week, gifts can be dropped off at the church office during business hours (M,W,Th: 9am - 1pm) or you may bring them to Sunday services and leave them with Suzanne Ostertag or Paul Price - be sure to attach the envelope.
Deadline is 12/11/2022
Thank you to everyone for your prayers and support of these projects!