We believe that every single person is created in the image and likeness of God, and that when we act with kindness, care and compassion to our fellow human beings, we are honoring God. There are many things that prevent people from living the fullness of life that God wants for all of his children. Here at St. Stephen's, we try to serve those who are hungry, homeless, sick, suffering from addictions or in any other kind of need.
We are the home to the largest AA and Al Anon meetings in Westchester and Fairfield counties, with multiple meetings every day of the week except Sunday. As a congregation, we have been supporting AA for at least the past thirty years and see our hosting of AA as an important calling for our parish. AA’s approach to helping people find release from the prison of addiction to alcohol is a tried and tested program which is found around the world. For many hundreds of local people, coming to St. Stephen’s for AA meetings has been, quite-literally, a life-saver.
We partner with a number of local and regional non-profits. We work closely with the Mount Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, through donating food and volunteering each month. We also serve on the Pantry's board of trustees.
Our thrift store, Treasures, is a place to buy gently-used clothing at very reasonable prices, and we also donate a significant percentage of our annual Treasures income to local and regional non-profits, including Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Fessenden House, Hope’s Door, Incarnation Camp, Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley, Service Dogs for Veterans. Other non-profits we supported included: Adopt-a-Dog, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Community Center of Northern Westchester, Delancy Street and the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.
For the past couple of years we have raised money for Memorial Sloan Kettering, and we participate each fall in the local Junior League’s Holiday Sharing Drive.
We are active, also, in many parts of community life, such as the North Castle Historical Society and with the other faith communities in Armonk.
In addition to outreach sponsored by St. Stephen's, our members are active in countless ways, helping to make our community a better place.