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Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries (or Stephen Ministries St. Louis) is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization, founded in 1975 and based in St. Louis, Missouri.

Committed

To serving God and equipping God’s people for ministry.

Stephen
Ministers

bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen
Ministers

bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need.

Stephen Ministers are lay people—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.

Stephen
Leaders

building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

Stephen
Leaders

building awareness of Stephen Ministry within the congregation and community.

People learn to serve as Stephen Leaders by attending a Leader’s Training Course—a one-week conference that introduces the resources used to lead Stephen Ministry, develops key skills, and get people excited about this caring ministry.

Stephen
Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

Stephen
Care Receivers

Congregation and community memebers who receive care from a Stephen Minister.

These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis.

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Christian Care

Stephen Ministry provides confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are facing life challenges or a difficult season of life. Stephen Ministers offer a listening ear and an understanding heart and acceptance of people who need compassionate care. They pray for and with individuals in need. Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving.

Life-Changing Experiences from Stephen Ministry Worldwide

Tom

Retired NBA Player

Tom

Retired NBA Player

Stephen Ministry is one of the greatest things I have ever become involved in. I’ve learned to be much more comfortable in a one-on-one relationship — where I listen to the other person, get to know them, understand what they’re going through, and love them like Christ wants me to love them.

I encourage other men to get involved. The training is wonderful, and being a Stephen Minister is going to help you. It’s been a blessing for me as much as it has for my care receiver. I’m extremely happy that I became a Stephen Minister.

“A blessing
for me too”

“Seeing the true love of Jesus”

Cynthia

Engineer

Cynthia

Engineer

My church is an international community, made up of expatriates who have moved here (Shanghai, China) from all over the world. Many have been uprooted and are in a strange culture, cut off from family. Many people come to our church—even people who never went to church before—in need of care. Stephen Ministers provide a lot of that care.

Stephen Ministry is also a tool we use in evangelism. When a seeker has a need, and a Stephen Minister is there dedicating time and effort and attention to them, it helps them see the true love of God and changes their view of what Christianity is all about.

T.J.

Flight Instructor

T.J.

Flight Instructor

I’m a flight instructor, so I tell people what to do a lot in the airplane. But when I’m a Stephen Minister, I don’t have to do that—my role is just to be there. And honestly, it took all fifty hours of my training to get that through my head.

I’ve had three care receivers so far. Each has been about my age, struggling with some kind of a challenge. And it really takes the pressure off to know that I don’t have to try to fix things. All I need to do is just be there—and watch God work in my care receiver’s life.

“All I need to do
is just be there”

“I now realize
that it's a gift”

Maryann

Financial Professional

Maryann

Financial Professional

I feel like I’ve been training for Stephen Ministry my whole life. I’ve always been a good listener—people have always been telling me their stories and sharing their problems. In the past, it sometimes felt like a chore. But I now realize that it’s a gift. As a Stephen Minister, I can be the person my care receiver can lean on, confide in, celebrate joys with, and also share sorrows. It makes me feel good when I’ve really helped someone.

If you have a compassionate heart and a desire to provide Christian encouragement, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. To request care from a Stephen Minister or lean more about the ministry and how you can become involved, contact the pastor, Russell Sullivan, at (717) 238-9304 or e-mail him at [email protected].

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We Believe

Matthew 11.28

Come to me, all you that are
weary and are carrying heavy
burdens, and I will give you rest.

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About

Founded in 1983, Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church. It is a one-stop soup kitchen, shelter, and services for every person in Harrisburg who struggles with hunger and homelessness.

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Volunteers

Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, volunteer work in the Soup Kitchen and Shelter is suspended through May 2021.

Please check back in June. If you have a question call us at (717) 238-4717 x122.

Volunteers

Since Downtown Daily Bread’s beginning in 1983, volunteers have played a significant role, especially in the Soup Kitchen. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers logged an amazing 1,680 hours per month by serving a warm lunch daily to an average of 100 people.

Due to the pandemic and social distancing, volunteer work at Downtown Daily Bread is suspended through May 2021. Please check back in June. If you have a question, call us at (717) 238-4717, ext. 122.

Donate

Your support fuels our mission to serve all hungry and homeless people in Harrisburg. Downtown Daily Bread (DDB) is a ministry of Pine Street Presbyterian Church.

Check: Please make checks out to Downtown Daily Bread and mail to 310 N. Third Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.

Credit Card: Click here. Credit card donations are processed via the church's Paypal account and directly deposited to DDB.

For questions or to drop off in kind donations, please call (717) 238-4717, ext. 122.

Amazon Wishlist: Click here to purchase and send essentials that we distribute to clients.



Downtown Daily Bread's life-saving programs are fueled by annual donations from individuals, family foundations, churches and community organizations, regional corporations, local businesses, and county government.

We honor this generosity by practicing fiscal accountability and efficiency. Our accounting records are audited annually by an external firm. In addition, we contract with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) for all financial accounting including gift processing.

Mail checks to:

Downtown Daily Bread
301 N. Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Use PayPal to donate by credit card or with your personal PayPal account.

Donate

DDB is a mission project of Pine Street Presbyterian Church, a 501(c)(3) organization. For legal reasons, your PayPal donation to Downtown Daily Bread will reference The Presbyterian Church of Harrisburg. All proceeds will benefit Downtown Daily Bread.

Donation of food and essential items are also welcomed. Call Downtown Daily Bread at (717) 238-4717, ext. 122

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Do You Need Help?

Downtown Daily Bread can help you with
  • Meals
  • Mail delivery
  • Showers
  • Indoor Day Shelter with cots, phones, computers, and bathrooms
  • Storage lockers
  • Clothing and Essential Items
  • Conversation with knowledgeable staff
  • Case management and counseling
Monday - Friday
Breakfast7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Use side entrance on Willis Street alley
Monday - Friday
Day Shelter7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Use front entrance on 234 South Street
Mail
Showers
Clothing
Assistance
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Use front entrance on 234 South Street
Daily
Lunch12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Winter
Night
Shelter
for Men
Daily
7:15 p.m.
Check in at front door;
space limited; line often forms by 4:30 p.m.
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