Stephen Ministry at Faith Church is pleased to welcome two new Ministers, Patti Faires and Eva Tak, who were commissioned on Sunday, July 2. Faith Church now has fourteen Stephen Ministers.
Stephen Ministers are lay members of our congregation who receive special training to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing a crisis or going through tough times. Some examples of difficult situations are grief, loneliness, divorce, serious illness, disability, job loss, and supporting family members with life challenges. Stephen Ministers usually meet with their care receivers once a week for about an hour. The care provided is confidential and free.
To explore more about how a Stephen Minister might provide care for you or another person, you can contact the Care Coordinator, Linda West. You also can contact one of the Stephen Leaders – Pat Bauer, Suzanne Parr, or Jim Willoughby. Our priest Fr. Sean Cox also would be happy to discuss Stephen Ministry with you. If you are requesting a Stephen Minister for another person, be sure to secure that person’s permission first.
Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2)