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2016. It’s a new year filled with so many choices, opportunities and decisions to make with our gifts and talents. What is God calling you to do in this new year? We pray it involves some form of service and also pray that it might include an opportunity to serve Him through volunteering at Society of St. Stephens. Come join a wonderful group of servant- hearted individuals who find joy, purpose and fulfillment through serving our LORD at Society of St. Stephens through service to the families in need in our area.

Prayer for a New Year  by Holly Gerth

Lord, There are many uncertainties in our world but what matters most will never change.

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

 

We believe You are with us, for us, and surrounding us with Your love.

So do not fear, for I am with you…I will strengthen you and help you. Isaiah 41:10

 

No matter what happens,You will guide us and fulfill Your purposes for us.

He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

 

Even in hard times we can be confident that we will have victory through you.

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37

 

We trust you will take care of us and bless us in more ways than we can imagine.

God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

 

We give each moment and every day to You. Most of all, we give ourselves too.

Your Kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 5:10

Amen. 

 

Society of St. Stephen
Society of St. Stephen is a 501c3 community outreach assistance ministry serving persons living in the Humble, New Caney, and Splendora school districts. Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., families are given help with food, clothing and limited financial assistance.

WHO ARE WE?

Society of St. Stephen is the oldest social service agency in the area - 33 years this November - and we are completely run by community volunteers.

WHAT DO WE DO?

  • Society of St. Stephen is a community outreach agency serving people living in the Humble, New Caney and Splendora school district boundaries.
  • We are 100% volunteer - we have no paid employees or positions
  • We are open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or until we have served the first 36 clients. We are usually closed for school holidays, but are open in the summer.
  • At no cost to our clients, we provide an average of 400 individuals each week with food and clothing, and an average of 25 families a week with limited financial assistance (primarily utilities or medication assistance).
  • Clients may visit SOSS once every 30 days for food, once every 60 days for clothing, and once every 12 months for financial assistance. A typical grocery allotment includes canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meat, rice, beans or pasta, bread, half gallon of milk, and cheese. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and personal products are given when available. We also supply diapers (as needed), laundry soap, toilet paper, and bath soap to all families.
  • We have three special projects a year. Our Back to School Drive supplies over 1,000 children each year with school supplies, a $15 shoe voucher for one pair of new shoes, and new backpacks every year. For Thanksgiving and Christmas we provide over 500 food baskets for a family holiday dinner and gifts for over 1,000 children, ages 1-14.

HOW DO WE DO IT?

  • We receive donations and monetary gifts from individuals, philanthropic groups, churches, schools, businesses, corporation volunteer grants, and our major fundraiser - the SOSS women’s tennis tournament - held in the spring.
  • Our 150+ regular volunteers give an average of 15 hours per month of their valuable time to SOSS.
  • In recent months, our disbursements for utilities and medical assistance have averaged $1,300 a week. Our food costs have averaged $678 a week which we supplement with large discounts form the Houston Food Bank and local food drives and/ or donations. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • DONATE! We always need gently used clothing, linens, and small household items (PLEASE - No furniture or large appliances).  Please use your Kroger share card and Randall’s Good Neighbor cards designated for Society of St. Stephens.  
  • VOLUNTEER! We have a wide variety of places to help, working with clients or working behind the scenes, on a regular basis or on seasonal projects, and flexible scheduling from a couple of hours a month to more.
  • GIVE! Financial contributions can be mailed directly to us, or designated to SOSS and dropped in the collection plate at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Society of St. Stephen is a 501c3 agency.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact us!

Lynn Harper, Director SOSS
1799 Woodland Hills Drive
Kingwood, Texas 77339
281-358-7722
Website:  www.kingwoodumc.org/soss
Email:  Lynn Harper.

 

 

 

SOSS Charity Tennis Tournament
S.O.S.S.
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Monday, February 08, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Society of St. Stephen

Food pantry, clothes closet.
S.O.S.S.
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Society of St. Stephen

Food pantry, clothes closet.
S.O.S.S.
webmaster@kingwoodumc.org (Kingwood United Methodist Church)
When: Friday, February 12, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Where: Society of St. Stephen

Food pantry, clothes closet.