Welcome to New Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry Welcomes New MinistersSunday, March 16, Coffee Hour in the Commons was a time for celebration and welcoming to three new Stephen Ministers: Francis Garoutte (pictured below), Marta Hammel (pictured below), and Gale Harris-Smiley.

Stephen Ministry - Marta Hammel & Francis Garoutte

Rev. Dick Storment introduced them and briefly commented on the work that Stephen Ministry does at FUMC.

The three new ministers completed their 50 hours of training in February and were commissioned in the morning worship service on February 23.

Each will soon be assigned a care receiver whom they will visit regularly to care, listen and share God’s love.


Current Stephen leaders and members brought beautifully decorated cakes and lots of homemade cookies to welcome these three to Stephen Ministry.

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