Need a Listening Ear?
Summer is over and the holidays are rapidly approaching. The hours of daylight are already getting shorter. For some people this brings new stresses or revives old wounds. Having a caring person who listens and prays with you can help you get through the tough times.
Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, pray, and keep confidentiality. Stephen Ministry is not counseling. Rather a Stephen Minister is someone who cares, listens, sometimes asks questions as you make decisions, and prays with and for you.
If you feel you want a Stephen Minister call the church office. A Stephen Minister will meet with you and assign a Stephen Minister to you. You and the Stephen Minister will meet one-on-one for about an hour each week, until you no longer need a Stephen Minister. Sometimes this is only for a few weeks. Other times it might be for a year or more.
Stephen Ministry is a confidential, nondenominational one to one listening ministry. It provides a Christian friend for those experiencing times of transition or crisis. The Stephen Minister typically meets with their care-receiver on a weekly basis to talk about their concerns or struggles, and to offer spiritual and emotional support.
If you are interested in meeting someone from this ministry, please contact Shirley Datte to discuss whether meeting with Stephen Ministry is right for you. Contact Shirley Datte.