Stephen Ministry Information Meeting

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

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Tears of Joy, Tears of Sadness

During the Lenten season at FUMC, a Stephen Minister is standing at the front of the sanctuary after each worship service, ready to listen to concerns, answer questions, and pray with anyone who may be grieving or experiencing other needs.

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The Person of the Caregiver

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

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Meet Stephen Minister after Church

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

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Stephen Ministry 20th Anniversary

Thirty former and current Stephen Ministers shared memories at the 20th Anniversary luncheon May 27 in the Fireside Room. Anyone interested in learning more about Stephen Ministry and the Fall Training program should come to a brief information meeting Sunday, June 24, 11:45 in Room 110.

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Who Is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is a caring Christian lay person, trained to walk with a person during a time of need. A Stephen Minister’s goal is to listen and understand with a Christ-grounded, objective, non-judgmental heart, giving the hurting person an open, yet confidential, environment in which to examine and wrestle

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