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Let's be the hands and feet of Jesus in the world and live out God's love for all of his children.  


God has blessed each one of us with special talents and gifts and has called each one of us to serve and to serve others.  Having the opportunity to exercise these spiritual gifts and talents at church, not only deepens our relationship with Jesus, but also opens our hearts and fulfills a need within our community.  There are many ways to get involved at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church and in our community.   Our outreach projects include our partnership with the Charter School of Excellence, the Glory to God Garden, Adopt-a-Wish List and Father's and Mother's Day kits and volunteering with ServErie.  


"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in ts various forms."  -1 Peter 4:10




Glory to God Garden

Here in West County many people have their own gardens, and many more are able to afford fresh produce from farm stands and grocery stores. However, fresh produce is still out of reach for a portion of the population in the west county; a population that relies in part or in whole on food pantries. 

This is where St. Stephen's steps in. With an abundance of land and sunshine, an outreach grant from our Diocese, and a healthy dose of physical labor, the Glory of God Garden was built and planted. Our mission is to grow fresh produce for distribution to the local food pantries. We raise several hundred pounds of produce each summer. Our contributions were well received in Fairview, Girard, and the Second Harvest Food Bank. The food pantry director at Fairview Presbyterian Church told us that clients begin to arrive early for distribution so as to be able to receive fresh produce before the supply ran out. All ages are welcome to join us in the garden. 

Specific needs are: 

Planting May to June

Watering

Weeding and Harvesting

Delivery of Produce

Please contact MJ Radock (rad@velocity.net) or Cindy Willis (cindy@georgewillis.com) if you are interested in participating. 

the Charter School of Excellence Partnership

St. Stephen's is partnered with St. Mark's Episcopal Church and the Charter School of Excellence. Once a month, we supply bags of food for the students at the Charter School of Excellence to take home over the weekend.  Volunteers pick up the food, pack the bags and drop them off at the school.  

We also help to meet needs of the students as requested by the school's administration.  In the past we have purchased winter coats and provided hats, gloves and scarfs to the students.  This is a great partnership that is filling a need in the wider community. 

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