There are many ways to stay active and involved in the community and ministry as an adult and through your older ages.
If you are interested in participating in any of these groups, please contact
Brad Mather at 608-219-5407 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Ministry is an international program that offers a roadmap to churches to equip lay persons to provide distinctively Christian care-giving on a one-on-one basis to those who are experiencing a difficult time in life.
Stephen Ministers not only receive 50 hours of training but also receive continuing education, learning how to be a comforting confidential listener. Stephen Ministers are trained to help persons struggling with issues such as grief, illness, divorce, loneliness, job loss, among other life struggles.
Stephen Ministers are matched men to men and women to women and meet with their care-receiver once a week.
If you would like to talk to someone about having a Stephen Minister please contact Pastors Jenny or Brad or one of our Stephen Leaders, Bonnie Kott, Pat Harper, Dave Heinle, Mike McGaffin or Herb Quandt.
Becoming a Stephen Minister If you feel called through God to help others make life-changing decisions, why not consider becoming a Stephen Minister? Not only will you benefit seeing the impact your care-giving makes with your care receivers but the skills you will learn will be invaluable in your own relationship.
The next Stephen Minister training session will begin on September 12. Session are held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Wesley House next to the church.
If Stephen Ministry sounds like a good fit for you, please complete an application form which can found in the Announcement Nook in the narthex or online by clicking on the link below. Applications should be returned to the church office or to one of the Stephen Leaders by Monday, August 5. Interviews with applicants will begin taking place the week of August 12th.
We lead devotional services at New Perspectives, Brookdale, Tall Grass and Hyland Park during the second week of each month.
Anyone who enjoys the company of others while enjoying a good meal is welcome! We’ll gather at a restaurant once a month. The agenda is eating with conversation … a great time!
A group of people in our congregation make a “once-a-month” visit to elderly and/or shut in members. A friendly visit to help those who find it difficult to participate in our regular activities to still feel connected to the church.
XYZ, our fellowship group for retired folks, meets every third Tuesday of the month. Includes a programming time and lunch.