The hands, feet, and heart of Jesus Christ

Community Missions

Service and community are at the core of St. Stephen's identity as we strive to be the hands, feet, and heart of Jesus Christ — in our neighborhood, in Charlotte, and in the world.

St. Stephen regularly partners with a variety of community organizations and nonprofits in the Charlotte area and beyond. We provide direct volunteer support, meals, supplies, and financial assistance.

Many of our missions groups are active year-round, while others are seasonal.

Regular Missions

Friendship Trays

Contact: Dave & Kathy Weaver
The Friendship Trays (Meal on Wheels) Team delivers prepared meals to a route in Southeast Charlotte Monday-Friday each week.

Loaves & Fishes

Contact: Sandy Carson
Donations of non-perishable food items are collected on the first Sunday of each month for donation to Loaves & Fishes/Friendship Trays.

Men's Shelter Ministry

Contact: Pam Theesfeld
The Men’s Shelter Ministry Team prepares, delivers, and serves meals at Roof Above’s Men’s Shelter on the second Monday of each month.

Sandwich Ministry

Contact: Todd & Melinda Mitchell
The Sandwich Ministry team prepares and delivers sandwiches to Roof Above’s Uptown shelter every Thursday.

Seasonal Missions

Appalachia Service Project

St. Stephen youth embark on a week-long summer mission trip each year, assisting in major home repair for people in the Appalachians.

Love: Charlotte

Each year, St. Stephen members and friends dedicate a full weekend to community service throughout the Charlotte area.

Habitat for Humanity

St. Stephen regularly partners with Habitat for Humanity offering support and people-power for building local homes.

Room in the Inn

St. Stephen is a host for Roof Above’s Room in the Inn program. Now in our 27th season, the church opens its facilities every Friday night during December 1 – March 31 to provide shelter and food for the homeless during the winter months. Volunteers pick up assigned guests from Roof Above, offer cots and a warm safe place to sleep in the Fireside Room with volunteer hosts, serve two meals (dinner and breakfast), provide a bag lunch to go, and return guests the following morning. Last year, St. Stephen provided over 100 available beds with the help of 300+ volunteers.

Contact: Brian Barger

Treasure Sale

The St. Stephen Treasure Sale, hosted annually usually each June, is one of Charlotte’s largest church-sponsored rummage sales for charity. Since 2008, the Treasure Sale has raised more than $175,000 for a variety of local, national, and global charities. The two-day event is the culmination of hundreds of donated hours by volunteers, St. Stephen members, and community members.

Christmas Eve Offering

Each Christmas Eve, St. Stephen members and guests collect a special community offering. Thousands of dollars are collected each year for a variety of beneficiaries.

Get in Touch

See a mission you'd like to get involved with? Complete this form to contact our Minister of Discipleship & Engagement Laura Campbell and she can get you connected.

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