Stove Needed!

Project Stepping Stone needs to replace a stove in one of our houses.  It can be used, or it can be new – it just needs to be clean, functioning, and electric.

a white electric stove

Do you have one that you’re looking to donate? Let us know at



Over a background of buckeyes - treats made from peanut butter and chocolate - the text reads, "Project Stepping Stone Dessert Auction Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 9/15/2019 Service at 10am, then lunch and auction at 12pm"

PSS’ Annual Dessert Auction – 2019 edition

Feel Good About Satisfying your Sweet Tooth: Project Stepping Stone Picnic & Dessert Auction

Want to eat homemade desserts and not feel guilty about the calorie count? On Sunday, September 15, 2019, Project Stepping Stone will be hosting an auction of about 60 desserts made by members of our partner churches, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Lutheran Church of the Cross. All the funds raised will go directly to Project Stepping Stone, a local non-profit that provides housing to families in need. Spending money on a good deed has to mean that all those calories should be guilt-free, right? Right. And if you’re watching your weight and want something truly calorie-free, additional items from the community, like service certificates and gift baskets, will be auctioned off as well.

The auction, led by Bill Jenkins, will start around noon. At 11:30 a FREE lunch of fried chicken and fixings will be provided.

Before the lunch and auction there’s a joint worship service between Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Lutheran Church of the Cross beginning at 10:00am.

Powerful worship, good food, and some laughter, all dedicated to a good cause. Be sure to join us!

Over a background of buckeyes - treats made from peanut butter and chocolate - the text reads, "Project Stepping Stone Dessert Auction Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 9/15/2019 Service at 10am, then lunch and auction at 12pm"

Schedule and Information:

Date: September 15, 2019
Location: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 900 W White River Blvd , Muncie 47303
10:00am– Outdoor worship, weather permitting.
11:30am – Lunch, inside HTLC’s Fellowship Hall.
12:00pm – Auction starts, inside.

Things to note:

-Weather permitting, the worship service will be outside. Come prepared with a light jacket or sunscreen as necessary.
-Make sure to bring your own lawn chair!
-You don’t need to attend the worship service to be welcome at the lunch and auction.
-Each partner church is asked to provide 20 desserts. Please note the dessert guidelines.

Dessert Guidelines:

-Desserts have to be made from scratch.
-Desserts should not need to be refrigerated.
-A simple description of the dessert must be placed on a container you do not want back.
-Examples of desserts are a dozen brownies, bars or cupcakes, two dozen cookies, a cake or a pie.
-Please do not package desserts individually.

Work Day January 2019

PSS is in the process of reading a house for a new occupant, and we need your help!

There’ll be a work day on January 12, 2019 at 10am at 1237. (for specific directions, please email us!)


Projects include:

-lots of cleaning, including scrubbing walls.


Hope you can come and help!

Dessert Auction 2018 Recap

Our main fundraising event, the Project Stepping Stone Dessert Auction is a time for members of our supporting churches to show off their baking skills, as well as come together for some laughs and friendly competition. Each year, about 60 homemade desserts along with items & gift certificates from the local Muncie community are auctioned off.

2018’s auction, held on September 23, 2018 was a great success! We raised – after expenses – about $3,100.00! All of these funds will go directly to the utilities and maintenance of our three houses, and allow us to continue providing the houses rent-and-utility free to residents in need.

We owe the success of the Dessert Auction to the following people and groups:

All the members of Lutheran Church of the Cross, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and First Presbyterian Church who baked and bid!

Bill Jenkins, who acted as our auctioneer

Thrivent Financial – thanks for Action Team Grant, which helped pay for lunch!

Michelle Walker, our local Thrivent Financial representative

Knapp Supply

Ball State Department of Theater and Dance

Stephen & Donna Haworth

Jacqueline Meyer

Runners – Catie, Teddy, Rose, & Maggie

LCC Kitchen help – Donna, Arline, June & Kate