St. Stephen’s has been a long time faithful supporter of various community and faith based organizations in the world outside of our parish. Our Mission Committee’s purpose is to share our congregation’s strong belief in assisting organizations that help others help themselves, as well as organizations that provide comfort and safety to many who desperately need it. We continue our commitment to our neighbors and friends and want to share some of the highlights with all of you.
Currently, there are 11 mission partners we stand behind: Association for the Blind - Refocus Program, Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy, Magdalene House of Charleston, One Eighty Place (formerly Crisis Ministries), Charleston Area Senior Citizens, Florence Crittenton Programs, HIV/AIDS Ministry, Hollings Cancer Center, Star Gospel Mission, and the Episcopal Relief and Development organization, which is global in its scope.
Let’s face it...some need money in the form of donations, and others are just grateful to know that a caring, friendly face regards them highly enough to share their time to volunteer. Volunteering can be so fulfilling!
We help sponsor these organizations with volunteers and/or donations, depending on the need. We hope you keep them in mind when thinking about mission through our congregation. Future letters from the Mission Committee will keep you abreast of upcoming volunteer opportunities and feedback from those we have been fortunate enough to be of service to. Make sure to stop by the Mission table at the Ministry Fair on Sunday, September 21 after the 11:00 service for more information about our partner agencies as well as volunteer opportunities!