Life is a time of joy and celebration but it can also be a time of pain …. when your spouse is diagnosed with cancer, think Stephen; when the pink slip is handed out at work, think Stephen; when the divorce papers arrive in the mailbox, think Stephen; when Mom or Dad start forgetting when they last had a meal, think Stephen; when your child graduates from college and moves away, think Stephen; when your friend is an alcoholic, think Stephen.
“We have so many needs for care in my own congregation, and there are people who may not be strong enough or persistent enough to find the care they need. They are out there pulling the covers over their heads. I want to help hurting people who are all alone in their pain.”
If you want a friend to walk with you during the tough times, call one of our Stephen Leaders: Rev. Dr. Carol Fleming or Donna Dickinson at (570)288-8434.
Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training to provide Christian care giving in a confidential manner. They will meet with a care receiver approximately one hour per week for as long as necessary.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28