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 […]
Stephen Ministry exists to provide continual, loving care for those who are going through transitional life points. A Stephen Minister offers one-on-one care to individuals who are experiencing: Health challenges Loneliness, grief, or discouragement Separation or divorce Unemployment Relocation Season of life changes Caring for aging parents or other family issues A Stephen Minister: Listens […]
Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. FUMC Allen has trained Stephen Ministers since 1996. On Sunday, June 14, our congregation will commission our new Stephen Ministers who started their 50-hour training in September. These committed Christians […]
Struggling with hope and joy during the holiday season? Need new traditions and insights? Join counselor Jimmy Smith in the FUMC Allen parlor on November 23 at 5:00pm. He will lead you in exploring your God-given inner gifts so your holidays can be filled with possibilities of extraordinary moments. To register, contact Rev. June Franck.