Serving Others

Care Companions: Join this group of people who provide rides, deliver communion, and serve as faithful companions to others who are experiencing changes in life.

Disaster Relief Aid: Support of Lutheran Disaster Response will bring hope and healing to those affected by natural disaster. Checks, payable to "Lutheran Disaster Response," can be mailed to: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, PO Box 1809, Merrifield VA 22116-8009. Online donations can be made at: community.elca.org/lutherandisasterresponse.

Family Promise: St. Stephen partners with other groups in this Greater Des Moines organization to help homeless families achieve stable housing and income. Once each quarter, St. Stephen provides housing and needs volunteer drivers, hosts, food preparers and servers. 

Loaves & Fishes: Prepare and serve a meal for our neighbors in St. Stephen's fellowship hall on the last Saturday of the month. 

Property Workday: Skills of every kind are welcome; enjoy a cup of coffee and a cinnamon roll, too. 

Urbandale Food Pantry: St. Stephen collects and delivers donated items on a routine basis. Items can be placed any time in the grocery carts outside of the sanctuary. Check the Urbandale Food Pantry's other needed items at www.urbandalefoodpantry.org/donate. Monetary gifts are the greatest help and you can make online donations at this link as well. Also, on the morning of July 4, St. Stephen hosts its Pancake4Pantry community breakfast with proceeds benefiting the pantry.