We are deeply saddened to hear that the 200-year-old UCC congregation in Lahaina, Hawaii, has lost all of its properties. As a community, we must come together to support our brothers and sisters during this time of crisis.
To donate, please visit UCC Disaster Ministries.
Let us stand in solidarity with the Lahaina congregation and show them that they are not alone in this difficult time.
"Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers..."
Earls Place provides a home for homeless men in transition. In addition to regular financial support, members of the congregation equip an apartment for one resident moving into his own place, through a Giving Tree each Christmas.
Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake works to rehabilitate houses for families who would not otherwise be able to afford a simple, decent home. First & St. Stephen's UCC is particularly involved with the Peace by Piece Interfaith Volunteer Corps, a sub-group of Habitat, where volunteers from Christian, Jewish, and Muslim communities work together to build relationships and understanding as they build houses.
Special Offerings received periodically throughout the year include: One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS), received during Lent; Neighbors-In-Need (NIN), received on World Wide Communion Sunday; and a special offering for Lancaster Seminary, received on the last Sunday in April.
Our Church's Wider Mission (OCWM) is the ministry of the wider United Church of Christ which provides financial and human resources for special needs, including disaster and humanitarian relief. We offer financial support to this mission.
Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC) offers emergency support to individuals and families in crisis on behalf of a coalition of Towson area churches. We contribute food staples and supplies and Thanksgiving baskets as well as monetary support.
Some members and friends of First and St. Stephens UCC helped feed neighbors in Baltimore City during the Covid-19 crisis 2020.
Assistance Center of Towson Churches (ACTC)
Donate nonperishable food, toiletries, and household items
in the parking lots of these churches at the specified times:
Mondays, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.