MISSIONS AND MINISTRIES OF ST. STEPHEN’S UMC
St. Stephen’s UMC participates in over 70 different ministries and missions.  We are always looking for volunteers to help in any way possible.  Contact our church office if you are interested in serving.

 

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Adult Bible Study Lessons.
 
AMPT PRAISE TEAM
A small group of singers & audio team that works together to lead the congregation during the praise service.
 
ANGELS ON WHEELS
ANGELS ON WHEELS are Guber Angels. They are volunteers from the church that will provide transportation when a member of our church needs a ride to an appointment.
 
APPALACHIAN MINISTRIES
An out-reach program to assist special needs children and families in Kentucky
 
APPALACHIAN SERVICE PROJECT  (A.S.P)
Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.
 
BEN & ROSIE CUBBAGE MINISTRY
Missionaries in Tibet
 
BIBLE STUDIES
Educating our St. Stephen’s Family to help us understand the Bible
 
CAMP PECOMETH & RETREAT MINISTRIES
Pecometh Camp & Retreat Ministries partners with over 400 churches of the Peninsula Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church to provide camps, retreats and outdoor programs to persons of all ages and from all walks of life. Pecometh has operated continuously since 1946 on the Chester River near Centreville, Maryland. We are a place where people play, learn and grow for a lifetime.
 
CAMP CRUSADE (CRU)
Their purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission in the power of the Holy Spirit by winning people to faith in Jesus Christ, building them in their faith and sending them to win and build others: and helping the Body of Christ do evangelism and discipleship.
 
CARD MINISTRIES
Writing and sharing a message to the Men and Women of St. Stephens’s UMC that are shut in or sick and sending messages to our Military men and women over sea’s. 
 
CAROL SING
Bringing the Church Community together by singing Christmas Carols together and dining together as one.
 
CATHOLIC CHARITIES
It is a network of charities with headquarters in Alexandria, Va.  It is one of the largest charities in the US serving the poor and vulnerable persons and family.  They provide support to help move people out of poverty and on a path of self-sufficiency.
 
CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir enriches worship each Sunday by singing in the Sanctuary.
 
CHILDREN SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Children Bible Lessons.
 
CHRIST CONNECTION
Connecting our youth to Christ.
 
CHRISTIAN KITCHEN
Providing a free lunch to people in need at St. Stephen’s UMC.
 
CHRISTIAN SHELTER
Christian Shelter is a temporary, emergency shelter providing safe housing and meals for men, women and children who are homeless.
 
CHRISTMAS PROGRAM (SUNDAY SCHOOL)
The children, young adults and adult Sunday School present a Christmas Program during the Christmas Holidays.
 
CHRYSALIS
Three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping and reflecting & praying. Chrysalis strengthens our spiritual lives.
 
CHURCH SOCIALS
Bringing our congregations close together with food and fellowship.
 
COAT DRIVE
Providing Coats to the homeless and the needy.
 
COMMITTEE ON NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES (CONAM)
The mission of (CONAM) , is to serve God, the creator, while being a resource, advocate, and educational body for Native American Ministries within the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of the United Methodist Church.
 
COMMUNITY LOVE LIGHT TREE
Lights are put on a outdoor Christmas Tree in honor of or in memory of a loved one. Proceeds go towards the missions of St. Stephen’s Church. 
 
Crisis Pregnancy Center (Georgetown, DE)
A center dedicated to giving complete up to date and accurate information regarding pregnancy, sexual, health and relationships. 
 
DAY IN THE PARK
Helping our town celebrate the beginning of summer in the State Street Park selling Ice Cream.
 
DELAWARE FOOD BANK
Their mission is a community free of hunger.

 

DELMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Supplying our youth with School Supplies and personal needs.
 
DELMAR FIRE DEPARTMENT
Supporting our local fire department with donations and spiritual needs.

 

DELMAR MIDDLE & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Supplying the youth in our community with personal needs and school supplies.
 
DELMAR NURSING HOME
The children of the church visit the nursing home providing Kleenex and socks to the residents.
 
DISCIPLE
Studying the Bible
 
FALL FESTIVAL
Celebrating and sharing the beginning of the Fall Season with our community with bake goods, oyster sandwiches, tractor rides, fire engine rides, yard sale, petting zoo, and spiritual music.

 

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
Sharing a moving & popcorn in State Street Park with the community.
 
FELLOWSHIP CIRCLE
United Methodist Women support group reaching out to our members in the name of Jesus.
 
FUNERAL MEALS
Church members provide food for a reception in honor a church member that has past away.
 
GIVING TREE
Gifts from our Church Members goes to a family in need at Christmas.
 
GOLF TOURNAMENT
A mission for our church in bringing our community together by forming teams to play golf in an effort to raise money for the many ministries of our church.
 
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action.  Their ministry was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live in dignity and safety.
 
HALO
HALO is a Christ-centered faith based ministry that provides programs and services for the homeless and hurting men, women & children in our community.
 
HAND BELL CHOIR
Members of our church making beautiful music with Hand Bells.
 
HARVEST MINISTRIES
It is a Christian Based Thrift Store. Gives support to the homeless and to the men, women and children in our community.
 
HERITAGE DAY
Sharing our Church Heritage with our Community.
 
HOME OF THE BRAVE (MILFORD, DE)
Their mission is to reduce homelessness among our Military Veteran population.  It is their goal to help our veterans successfully transition into permanent housing and personal independence.
 
JOSHUA HOUSE
Homeless Ministry located in Millsboro, Delaware
 
JOSEPH HOUSE (Salisbury, MD)
Their mission is to help the poor and homeless on the Delmarva Peninsula.
 
KIDZ CHURCH
This is a Sunday School for Pre-K to 6th grade. 
 
NEW YEAR’S EVE WATCH
A New Year’s night where Christians can reaffirm their convenant with God with worship and music as the New Year comes.
 
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Sharing God’s love with children in need by packing a gift filled shoe box.  Every shoe box delivered by Operation Christmas Child is a tangible expression of God’s amazing love.
 
PHILADELPHIA PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
St. Stephen’s UMC helps the Church feed the homeless.
 
PRAYER CHAIN
This is a group of people that are on a prayer chain to pray for people that are in need.
 
PRAYER GROUP (TUESDAY MORNING)
A group come together every Tuesday morning to pray for the people on our Prayer List and the many issues of the Work and the United Methodist Church.
 
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
The shawls are handmade by those in the Prayer Shawl ministry.  They are prayed over, asking God to give the recipient many blessings of courage, strength, and comfort & to be a reminder of God’s presence. Before given to the recipient, they are blessed in a church service in which the entire church prays.
 
RAILROAD CAFE’
The cafe’ is open 4 weekends a year.  The cafe’ is run by the youth of our church. . 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay is a team fundraising event where team members take turns walking around a track.  The event brings communities together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer.
 
SAFE SANCTUARIES
In covenant with The United Methodist Church, we adopted this policy for the prevention of abuse of our children in our church.  Our pledge is to conduct all of our ministries in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all of our children & youth as well as of those who work with them.
 
SALVATION ARMY
The Salvation Army is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.
 
SALISBURY URBAN MINISTRIES
Their mission is developing and implementing programs that serve and minister to the needs to impoverish people.
 
SAMARITAN’S PURSE
It is an evangelical Christian humanitarian and organization that provides aid to people in physical need as key part of Christian mission.
 
SECOND SUNDAY OFFERING
The second Sunday offering is an offering given by St. Stephen’s UMC members that is designated to go towards one of the many missions of the church.
 
SPIRITUAL CLEANING FOR THE SOUL
A group of Angel’s cleaning God’s House
 
TEEN CHALLENGE (SEAFORD, DE)
Their purpose is restoring broken lives who have been affected by issues like anger, rebellion, depression, drug/alcohol abuse and other life controlling problems.
 
TENT MINISTRY
Their mission is to deliver Christ-centered leadership training and coaching for communities, classrooms and the Church.  Their vision is to raise up young people with compassion, character and faith in Jesus Christ who have the imagination, moral fiber and tenacity to lead in all walks of life.
 
UNITED METHODIST COMMITTEE OF RELIEF (UMCOR)
Their mission statement compelled by Christ to be a voice of conscience on behalf of the people called Methodist.
 
UNICEF
Provides humanitarian & developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
 
UNITED WAY
Improves lives by mobilizing power of communities around the world to advance the common good.
 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS)
A specialized form of religious education which focuses on children.  This program is offered in the summer and is made possible by the members of the church.
 
VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION (UMVIM)
United Methodist Volunteers in Mission is designed to provide an official channel whereby Christians, both lay and clergy, may offer their skills and talents for Christian service at home and around the world on short term assignments at their own expense.  Work includes construction & renewing of mission facilities, teaching, conducting Bible studies or Bible School for children, and serving in disaster relief efforts around the world.
 
WALK TO EMMAUS
Experience of Christian spiritual renewal and formation. It is an opportunity to meet Jesus Christ in a new way as God’s grace & love is revealed to you through other believers.
 
WILDCAT WELLNESS PANTRY
Collecting Food for the needy in the Delmar School District.
 
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN
Their mission is to provide awareness, education and support to all those who are affected by breast cancer.
 
YOUTH COOKIE BAKE
A youth ministry in baking cookies to sell for the Christmas Holiday. Proceeds go to help our youth go to the Annual Youth Rally and on their mission trips.