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Stephen Ministry Training Fall 2017

Classes start August 17, 2017 CLC208 6:30pm-9:00pm Stephen Minister Training is an 18 week course that equips and empowers lay caregivers to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Through this training, we teach lifelong skills that will nurture and use your gifts in meaningful ministry, allowing you to grow spiritually as you serve others. Upon commissioning as Stephen Ministers, these laity are able to help people who are hurting by providing a compassionate companion—a caring Christian…

Stephen Ministry: One-to-One Care

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ Galatians 6:2, NRSV Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that have trained Stephen Ministers. Stephen Ministry multiplies blessings throughout the church and community. Congregations receive a practical and powerful way to respond to Christ’s commandment: “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12 RSV). Pastors have a team of gifted, trained, and committed lay caregivers ready…

Stephen Ministry Begins New Training Class

We all need a friend. A friend we can talk to, a friend who will listen. Someone who will empathize with what we are experiencing, who won’t judge us. Sometimes we just need someone to be there. These are the gifts that a Stephen Minister brings to someone who might be lonely, someone who might be depressed, someone who might be fearful, or someone who might be worried. Have you ever thought about becoming a Stephen Minister and wanted to…

Intercessory Prayer Service

Do you need prayer? Would you like someone to pray with you? Do you want to come together with other people to pray for God’s people, our churches and our world. Come unite with others in Christ through prayer. WEDNESDAYS 5:30pm-6:30pm Upper Room Chapel Communion Service follows at 6:30pm. Questions? Contact Karen Elstoen, 972.795.7493. The Spirit helps us in our weakness.  We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans…

Divorce Care Group

THIS CLASS HAS BEEN CANCELLED. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE. You don’t have to go through it alone Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. Beginning February 10, a divorce recovery workshop will meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  The sessions are open to the…

Grief Recovery Seminar

FUMC Allen’s Caring & Support Ministries presents “Beyond The Broken Heart,” an eight-week support and ministry program for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. This workshop, under the guidance of Certified Counselor Lynn Seal-Cupp, allows participants to share and explore their grief experiences and learn healthy coping strategies. Lynn Seal-Cupp, a member of First United Methodist Church of Allen, has spent her professional life in education and counseling. She has served as a teacher, counselor, principal, director of…