Stephen Ministry is a program of our congregation that equips lay members to provide distinctly Christian care to those experiencing all kinds of difficulties in life. It is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another and based on the belief that caring for one another is an intended way
All seniors are invited to join the Graceful Aging Fellowship on April 20th for a discussion of memory loss and coping with the declining “memory health” of a loved one. We will share our experiences and learn new strategies that work in this time of stress and sadness. Please plan
Although Christmas is a time of joy and celebration for many people, it can be a very difficult time for others. Join us at 7PM for our Longest Night Service.
What are the characteristics of a good caregiver? Stephen Ministers brainstormed this question at a recent Group Supervision meeting and came up with a long list, including the following: empathy, patience, compassion, caring, flexibility, dedication, commitment, confidentiality, spirituality, good listener, communication skills, plus two concrete items–time and transportation. Many members
Do you have questions about what Stephen Ministers do? Are you concerned about a family member or friend and want to find help for that person? Do you want to talk with someone about your own physical,spiritual, or emotional concerns? One of FUMC’s Stephen Ministry team will be at the
This September and October, Graceful Aging will be a four week workshop series at Portland’s First United Methodist Church designed to provide solutions to the issues of pro-actively managing the aging process and providing support for loved ones who face those issues. Ms. Jeanette Chardon, MSW and owner of Portland