The Stephen Ministry, of 13 formally certified trained volunteers, provide a regular long-term personal connection through sympathetic and understanding listening. Stephen Ministers care for those in the congregation as well as others who are going through a difficult time in their lives, usually through a one-hour confidential visit once a week.
The Stephen Ministers also pray for those on the Friends and Family Prayer list during twice monthly meetings throughout the year.
The mission of the Christian Care Ministry is to be a church family in action for our members.
We work through four teams to
- listen to,
- grieve with, and
- minster to our members face to face, one person and one situation at a time
- pray for those on the Friends & Family Prayer list, and
- pass on donated medical equipment, most of it previously used, to anyone who needs it.
Our member-volunteers are actively involved in bringing flowers, writing personal cards, making personal visits and providing meaningful gifts from the church to our members at special times in their lives.
We visit members in health care facilities or at home, make calls of condolence and sympathy and assist at Memorial and Funeral services.