In looking at our Ministry Handbook or our online calendar, we’re sure you are struck by all that goes on at St Stephen’s, ranging from worship services to children and youth ministries, to adult formation, to fellowship, to pastoral care and outreach. Some particularly visible examples of wonderful outreach to the community are the Nursery School, the Little Pantry (an on-campus 24 hour food pantry for the food insecure) and the Samaritan Garden (our community garden), but there are many. Add to the list all of the outside groups to which we make our campus available each and every week, like AA, Boy Scouts, Pop-Up Pantry, Refugee Resettlement and many others whom we welcome and support in their service to greater Ridgefield, and you can see St Stephen’s is a busy place!
Is Christmas feeling a bit too Commercial? Don’t know what to get for the person who has Everything? Or do you just want to honor someone for whom no material gift is Enough?
In gratitude for enough food to eat and for the hands that prepare it MEALS ON WHEELS prepares meals that are delivered three times per week to the housebound here in Ridgefield. The simple act of bringing a lovingly prepared meal gives nourishment to both the body and the soul.
In gratitude for a successful career, give the gift of sustenance. HEIFER INTERNATIONAL provides the earth’s poor with the means of a livelihood through the donation of life-sustaining animals and training in animal husbandry and farming.
In gratitude for food , shelter and clothing EPISCOPAL RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT FOR PUERTO RICO continues to provide emergency assistance to the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following the devastating impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. In partnership with Convoy of Hope and the Episcopal Diocese of the Virgin Islands, Episcopal Relief & Development is supplying food for approximately 900 preschool aged children, hot meals for 1,500 residents and distributing food and water in Tortola and Virgin Gorda. In addition to a generator, Episcopal Relief & Development is providing mosquito nets and cash for vouchers to the diocese as the organization continues to coordinate between key distribution points.
In Any Gift Amount! Don’t forget to stop by the Alternative Gift Table at church during each Sunday of Advent!!