St. Stephen’s has joined Grace Ministries in reaching out to our neighbors in need on the 4th Saturday of most months (November and December distributions vary due to the holidays). We distribute free clothes, toys, food, and diapers to our guests. Donations are appreciated – seasonal clothing (men’s, women’s children’s), children’s books, toys, and baby items (e.g., high chairs, strollers). Please bring donations to the church on the Friday before the distribution. Many volunteers are needed both to set-up on Friday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. and help with the distribution on Saturday. The distribution runs from 7 to 9:30 am, but we need volunteers as early as 6:30 AM to help fix and serve a hot breakfast. We also need volunteers to help with the distribution and shopping carts (please arrive around 8 am), and with clean-up (9:30 am). Volunteers enter the building through the entrance in front of the Fellowship Hall (which at the left end as you face the building). For those who want to volunteer, but can’t make it at 6:30, we welcome volunteers to help with shopping carts (please come around 8:30 am) and for clean-up (9:30 am).
Our distributions began in May 2009. Each month we receive a special offering during communion to help support the financial needs of this ministry.