Missions...have always been an important part of the life of our congregation. St. Stephen UMC desires to share the gospel of Jesus Christ by reaching out in love and concern to our community and our world.
Lunches for the Arlington Life Shelter
The 1st Monday of each month, members gather to prepare peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and assemble sack lunches for resident of the Arlington Life Shelter.
Advocates for Special People
Five days a week, we host the Advocates for Special People, who meet in our Family Life Center and Fellowship Classroom. This organization provides a safe and enriching day program for special needs adults.
Youth Mission Trips
Each year, our congregation sends youth and adults on Jr. and Sr. High mission trips. Students engage in hands-on mission, building relationships and providing assistance for those in need.
Arlington Urban Ministries
Members of our church volunteer at the New 2 U Resale Shop, which provides funds for Arlingotn Urban Ministries. Our communion offering also goes to help support this vital ministry in Arlington.
Shampoo/Cereal/Food Pantry Collection
Members regularly provide shampoo and cereal for Arlington Life Shelter and Safe Haven. Our church also stocks a small food pantry for the community.
Coins for Change
Our youth encourage us to donate our spare change to the "Coins for Change" bottle every Sunday morning. Their goal is to donate $10,000 to Heifer International and $10,000 to Imagine No Malaria.