Serving the Community – 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.
St. Stephen has partnered with Upward Sports to bring youth sports ministry to our local community. We will be offering a soccer program to children ages 4-9. Registration begins September 15, through October 4, 2021. See our events page for more details.
Meals On Wheels
St. Stephen has partnered with Meals on Wheels to bring food to the elderly in the Tarrant County area. Several members of St. Stephen volunteer their time each week to deliver meals to the elderly and homebound residents in the Tarrant County area.
Arlington Life Shelter
St. Stephen has partnered with the Arlington Life Shelter and is one of the faith-based organizations which provides meals to those living at the shelter. St. Stephen provides approximately 100 lunches once per quarter to the shelter to help feed the residents living at the shelter.
In addition, St. Stephen regularly runs monthly food and supply collections which are then donated to the food pantry at the Arlington Life Shelter.
Advocates for Special People, Inc. is a support group for parents and families with children who have intellectual disabilities and have graduated high school or are within a few years of doing so. The focus is on creating new and supporting existing programs in which these special adult children can participate
St. Stephen is home to one of three year-round day programs operated by Advocates for Special People in Arlington. The day program serves approximately twenty-five “campers” with educational, recreational, social and creative activities.
Carter Blood Care
St. Stephen has partnered with Carter Blood Care and will host a blood drive on November 6th. Carter Blood Care’s primary purpose is to provide life-saving resources to local hospitals in our regional communities.
Operation Christmas Child
St. Stephen has partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to share Jesus with children around the world through Operation Christmas Child. Each year, we provide shoeboxes for children filled with quality items from toys to hygiene supplies which are then distributed at outreach events.