St. Stephen's Episcopal Church is a welcoming community of disciples dedicated to loving God and our neighbors. We proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in our thoughts, words and deeds. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to do God’s will in a needy world.
Our mission is to love and serve God by bringing the love of Jesus into peoples lives. We uphold the Great Commission by reaching out into the larger community to all who, in sickness, sorrow, or need, call upon His Holy Name. Out of gratitude and joy for what we have been given, we strive to let our lives "proclaim the good news to the whole creation."
To provide outreach and community service to those who are not presently members of our church family.
To further the spiritual growth of congregants and those outside of the church so that they may enjoy a closer relationship with Christ.
To foster the worship of God through weekly Holy Eucharist and other services of prayer, praise and song.
To teach knowledge and understand of scripture to adults and children through Sunday school and Bible study.
The congregation of St. Stephen's has long held the belief that one of its primary missions is to reach out to the community of which it is a part, and give back to that community.
We regularly give food to St. Paul's Kitchen in Camden. We have a liaison between the two churches, which regularly delivers food from the members of St. Stephens to St. Paul's. We give additional food at holiday time. As part of our holiday giving, members of the congregation give gift certificates from local stores to the shelter of Gloucester County, which houses women and children.
St. Stephens participates in an annual ecumenical Thanksgiving service at the Friends Meeting House, and we have a working relationship with the local Methodist Church. Representatives from St. Stephens participate in the community's Annual Day of Prayer. Our parish hall serves as a meeting place for two groups of AA. We hold the charter for the local Boy Scout troop, who meet at St. Stephens once a week.
To provide opportunity for fellowship through church-supported activities.
To increase the involvement of a larger portion of the laity in church functioning.