Sheila Manning Kent Flowers
If you or someone you know wants to do more, consider Stephen Ministry. This is our congregation's one-to-one care giving ministry. A training class is starting soon.
For more information, stop by the Stephen Ministry display in the church Narthex or contact one of our Stephen Leaders.
Stephen Ministry Vision:
What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a program of lay pastoral counseling and caregiving founded by Rev. Kenneth C. Haugk at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri in 1975. Stephen Ministry is active in more than 9000 congregations in over 100 denominations.Utica UMC offers care through a confidential, lay-caring ministry grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. Those who are hurting receive love and support through one-to-one caring relationships.
Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, and to share God's love can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness that you may be experiencing.
HOW CAN I REFER SOMEONE TO STEPHEN MINISTRY?
A Stephen Minister is NOT
HOW CAN YOU BECOME INVOLVED?