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You Are Created To Do Great Things

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.

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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 we prepare and serve 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. Volunteers are needed to plan, prepare, and/or serve one meal each month. Contact Keri Henderson for more information.

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DENOMINATIONAL MISSION SUPPORT

St. Stephen is also 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.

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SERRV INTERNATIONAL

SERRV is a nonprofit alternative trade organization that promotes social and economic justice for people in developing regions of the world by marketing their handcrafts and food products in a just and direct manner. St. Stephen hosts an annual, international market at the church during the Christmas season that returns the profits from the sale of art and handcrafts back to the artist and village.

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SOUPER BOWL OF CARING

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.

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Annual Youth Mission Trip

Every year the youth of St. Stephen throw a dart in the USA map and solicit mission sites within a day to a day and 1/2 drive away from Fort Worth. Most recently, we went to Living Hope Church, Chicago, Illinois, July 16-24, 2011, to help at the beginning of the restoration of a former Pool Hall, circa 1920, into fabulous worship space. We also conducted a recreational and religious camp for African American and various residents in Southside Chicago. We have also helped the youth head to the Navajo Nation’s Presbyterian Churchs in Arizona and Utah where they will paint, make repairs, rebuild a roof, provide Vacation Bible School to 35-50 children. Join us for our next mission trip!

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. 

For more information on any of these programs contact Becky Evans with Presbyterian Children’s Homes, 817-926-4673, or Beth Fultz, director of Christian Education, 817-927-8411. 

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