MISSIONS AND MINISTRIES
 
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
St. Stephen’s offers Sunday School classes for ALL AGES, not just children.
 
AMPT PRAISE TEAM
During our contemporary service, we have a small group of singers and an audio team that work together to lead the congregation in worship. Currently, we use instrumental tracks, but would love to have a REAL BAND! We are looking for individuals who can play guitar, piano, and/or drums.
 
ANGELS ON WHEELS
ANGELS ON WHEELS are UBER Angels. They are volunteers from the church that will provide transportation when a member of our church needs a ride to an appointment.
 
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.
*St. Stephen’s partnered with Asbury United Methodist Church (Salisbury, MD) for the first time in 2017.
 
BEN & ROSIE CUBBAGE MINISTRY
Ben and Rosie are missionaries in Tibet.
 
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.
 
CAMPUS CRUSDADE
Cru is a community passionate about connecting people to Jesus Christ. St. Stephen’s supports this mission financially. 
 
CARD MINISTRY
Our “Card Ministry” consists of writing and sharing a message to the men and women of St. Stephen’s UMC that are shut in or sick. Cards and messages are also send to our Military men and women.
 
CHANCEL CHOIR
The Chancel Choir enriches worship each Sunday by singing during our traditional worship service.
 
CHESAPEAKE CHRYSALIS
Three days of singing, learning, laughing, worshiping and reflecting & praying. Chrysalis strengthens our spiritual lives.
 
CHESAPEAKE 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.
 
CHILDREN & YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
Sunday School is offered for children and youth up to 12th grade.
 
CHRIST CONNECTIONS
Christ Connections is our youth group for 7th to 12th graders. The youth meet every Monday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 
 
CHRISTIAN KITCHEN
Christian Kitchen provides a free lunch to people in need EVERY SATURDAY, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
 
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.
 
CHURCH SOCIALS
Bringing our congregations close together with food and fellowship.
 
COAT DRIVE
St. Stephen’s provides the gift of warmth in the Winter by providing coats to the homeless and the needy.
 
COMMUNITY CAROL SING
Our annual Carol Sing brings the church and community together by singing Christmas carols together. Following the Carol Sing, everyone is invited to Camelot Hall for soup, sandwiches, and cookies. 
 
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.
 
DELAWARE FOOD BANK
Their mission is a community free of hunger.
St. Stephen’s offers its parking-lot as a drop-off location. The truck comes the 2nd Monday of each month. Members of the church help with the distribution as a way of giving back to the community.
 
DELMAR ASSISTED LIVING
 
DELMAR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
St. Stephen’s participates in a “Back to School Drive” before school starts back. School supplies and other essential needs are collected.
 
DELMAR FIRE DEPARTMENT
Supporting our local fire department with donations and spiritual needs.

 

DELMAR MIDDLE & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
St. Stephen’s participates in a “Back to School Drive” before school starts back. School supplies and other essential needs are collected.
 
DELMAR NURSING HOME
The nursing home in Delmar is within walking distance of the church. The children of the church visit the nursing home a few times a year with something for the residents. We have taken tissues, Valentine’s cards, and palms for Palm Sunday.
 
DELMARVA 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.
 
DISCIPLE
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.
 
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.
 
FUNERAL MEALS
Church members provide food for funeral receptions.
 
GIDEONS
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While we are often recognized for our work with hotels, we also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.
 
GIVING TREE
St. Stephen’s UMC adopts at least one needy family every 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.
 
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 HOPE
Home of Hope is a 12 to 18 month residential program for women, including pregnant women and women with young children up to pre-school age. The program offers recovery support in a loving, safe and stable home environment for both mother and child who are caught in a cycle of dysfunction. They will experience hope – and a promising future through residential care and guidance.
 
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.
 
KIDZ CHURCH
This is a Sunday School for Pre-K to 6th grade. KIDZ Church is offered during our traditional service in our church hall and allows parents to enjoy the service in our sanctuary.
 
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.
 
OPERATION WE CARE
 
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
A group comes together every Monday 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
 
RENOVATE CHURCH
 
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.
 
SPIRITUAL CLEANING FOR THE SOUL
A group of Angel’s cleaning God’s House
 
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.
 
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.
 
VOICE OF THE MARTYRS 
The Voice of the Martyrs is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian missions organization dedicated to serving our persecuted family worldwide through practical and spiritual assistance and leading other members of the body of Christ into fellowship with them. VOM was founded in 1967 by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, who was imprisoned for 14 years in Communist Romania for his faith in Christ; his wife, Sabina, was imprisoned for three years. In 1965 they were ransomed out of Romania, and soon thereafter they established the global network of missions of which VOM is a part. The Wurmbrands based these missions on Hebrews 13:3, which instructs us to “Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.”