In addition to our Salvation Army partnership, St. Stephen’s parishioners find plenty of other opportunities to reach out to those in need. Here are just a few of our recent and current activities:
SAWs Ramp Building
St. Stephen’s parishioners partner with SAWs (Servants At Work), a nonprofit volunteer ministry that builds wheelchair ramps to provide persons with disabilities and people with conditions of aging access to their world and remain in their communities. To learn more about this program, click here[link ?] To learn more about St. Stephen’s involvement or to volunteer, click [here].
Booker T. Washington High School Nursery
Terre Haute’s Washington School “serves pregnant, parenting, and alternative students who have either dropped out of school or who cannot cope with the standard school system.” St. Stephen’s has an ongoing support relationship the nonprofit nursery that serves the school. Past activities have included holding a “baby shower” for the nursery and donating baby items such as wipes and bibs on an ongoing basis. To find out how you can help the Washington High nursery, click [here].
United Campus Ministries
For more than twenty years, St. Stephen’s has been connected to United Campus Ministries, an ecumenical ministry to the college students, faculty, and staff located half a block north of us, at 321 N. 7th. In addition to serving Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods, the ministry provides activities and events that are open to the wider community.The core group of students currently participating in the ministry is more diverse and more enthusiastically involved than any in the last decade, though financial support has waned. (Our diocese is now the largest single denominational supporter.) The UCM board and staff are committed to finding ways to continue this vital ministry. We invite you to visit the home of the ministry and get to know our wonderful cadre of students and the staff. We also invite those are interested in our work to consider serving as volunteers or board members. Please consider providing food or money for our weekly Table Talk student dinners, which are held on Wednesdays during the academic year. To learn more about this ministry and get involved, click [here].