The ministry of Outreach and Missions is called to lead the congregation in fulfilling St. Stephen's vision of initiating and building ministries and relationships that will enhance the spiritual and physical lives of those in our local community, national community, and around the world. Specifically, we strive to love others and serve others in ways that help to meet their needs. In addition, we strive to make the local community aware of our church: who we are, what we believe, the services that we offer, and when those services are offered.
The recent projects of Outreach and Missions at St. Stephen have included, or will soon include, the following:
Each weekday, St. Stephen hosts a Senior Lunch in our sanctuary. This program is open to everyone in the community. Hot lunches are provided daily by the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging and sponsored by the Valley Interfaith Council. The nominal charge for the meal is $1.75 for seniors over age 60.
The lunches are brought in daily and lunch is served at noon each day. Many of the participants arrive early and appreciate the fellowship offered.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays, an exercise program is available and on Wednesdays there are Bingo games. From time to time other programs of interest to seniors are offered.
This is a great way to meet others in the community and experience the fellowship offered.