God has blessed us all with unique gifts and talents. With His help He can use your gifts of compassion, patience, faith, mercy, and encouragement to become a Stephen Minister.
What Is a Stephen Minister?
One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People. Stephen Ministers are laypeople—Christian men and women—trained to provide one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation, or separation due to military deployment.
What’s New About Stephen Ministry
Over the past several years, many St. Peter’s
members have found comfort and Christian assurance
through the support of our Stephen Ministers. We are
now expanding our one-on-one support to also offer a
Visiting Team. Two of our members—Kim Hake
and Don Gillette—have expressed a desire and a need
to serve those in our congregation who may be hurting
in some way. They have attended training sessions
and are ready to serve together with a Stephen
Minister as part of a Visiting Team. Stephen Ministers,
along with our newly-trained visiting partners,
will be dedicated in all services this weekend. If you,
or someone you know, would like to receive caring
support from this confidential ministry, please contact
Pastor Haller or the church office.
Want To Serve?
If you sense that God is touching your heart to serve as a Stephen Minister, the first step is to find out more about getting involved.
Please contact the church office, 586-727-9693
Marjorie Rosenow or Carmen Neaton