Stephen Ministry - Aldersgate UMC commissioned recently five new Stephen ministers. These persons have completed 50 hours of training which honed their caring skills and equipped them for caring competently. These new Stephen Ministers include Patty and Keith Porter, Liz Crose. They join a pool of acting Stephen Ministers that includes Mary Taylor, Carol Brese, Alice Osteen, and Nancy Smith.
These Stephen Ministers are available now to provide Christ-centered, compassionate care to those in and around our congregation who are hurting and need support. Examples of those who could benefit from this caring ministry include the home bound, those hospitalized, those in a job crisis, the elderly, those providing long-term care to a loved one, those with a chronic illness or disability (and members of their families), and those who are separated or divorced.