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
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
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.
Stephen Ministers learned recently about ministering to those making end-of-life care decisions. Following are several questions to think about:
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