Each of us has times when we are lonely, grieving, hurt, or in need of care. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul writes that when we suffer and are troubled, we find comfort through Christ (2 Corinthians 1:4–6)—and one of the ways we find this comfort is through other caring Christians.
Our congregation has a group of people skilled in caring for those facing challenges in their lives. These people, called Stephen Ministers, have undergone extensive training to develop and nurture their caring skills. Following a commissioning service on March 20th, they will begin their caring ministry in our congregation.
Who might receive care from a Stephen Minister? Care receivers may be hospitalized, grieving the death of a loved one, separated or divorcing, homebound, unemployed, adjusting to the birth of a child, or experiencing many other kinds of life difficulties.
Are you, or is someone you know, going through a time of crisis or challenge? The care of a Stephen Minister may be exactly what’s needed to help bring Christ’s healing.
If you have questions about Stephen Ministry, our Stephen Leader, Nancy Riley, will be at a table in the Café after our service on March 6, 13 and 20th. Consider whether you know of someone who needs their care and offer to connect them to this ministry. And remember our Stephen Ministry in your prayers.