Caring Ministries

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers, all of whom have completed 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving skills, provide one-on-one care to people who are going through a difficult period in their lives. Stephen Ministers are available after each worship service in the parlor for private conversation.  Some are assigned weekday visits to those who are hospitalized or in rehabilitation, and others are assigned to individual care receivers. Stephen Ministry springs from the belief that if people can talk through their fears, grief, anger, or concerns with someone who can listen well, they will find God’s healing in their lives. Contact the church office for more information.  For the national website go to www.stephenministries.org

To become a Stephen Minister:   New Stephen Ministers are trained and supervised by five trained Stephen Leaders. Speak with any of our Stephen Ministers or with Pastor Deb Kaiser-Cross at the church office to learn more about the training schedule.

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Compassion, prayer, and the love of knitting (or crocheting) are combined into a ministry and spiritual practice to serve those in need of comfort and solace, as well as celebration and joy. The creation of shawls begins and ends with prayers for whomever the recipient will be.

It could be for someone serving in the Armed Forces, someone in the hospital, a new baby, or as a comfort after a time of loss, stress, or bereavement.

The history of this ministry can be found at www.shawlministry.com .

To inquire about a shawl, please contact our church office.

Mission at Home Ministry

Mission@Home is an opportunity for members of our congregation to help the needs of other members. When a member needs one-time help, such as a drive to a doctor’s office, grocery shopping, picking up a prescription, or cleaning out a closet, they can contact the church office, who will contact the Mission@Home team. Our volunteer list is contacted to see if anyone can take care of that need. If you would like to be added to our volunteer list or have further questions, contact diane_s_mcgrath@msn.com.