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What is a Stephen Minister?

A Stephen Minister is . . .

   * a child of God who walks beside a hurting person
   * a caring Christian friend who really listens
   * a lay person who has received 50 hours of
      training in how to provide distinctively Christian care.

A Stephen Minister is not . . .

        * a counselor or therapist
        * a problem-solver
        * a casual visitor

Stephen Ministry helps meet the needs of individuals who are . . .

       * hospitalized
       * terminally ill
       * bereaved
       * in a job crisis
       * new members of the church
       * disabled
       * homebound
       * lonely
       * in a spiritual crisis
   * looking for a caring, Christian friend

Consider allowing a Stephen Minister to walk with you on your journey to wholeness.
To request a Stephen Minister, please call Pastor Eleanor Collinsworth at 607-776-3434 (church), or email her at
Pastor Collinsworth or another Stephen Leader will return your confidential call.

Stephen Ministers are Called to be Caregivers:

United Methodist Women

Starting January 13th, the UMW meeting will be at 12 noon. Bring a bag lunch and enjoy the Pledge Service and business meeting that follow. Carol Preston the treasurer of the district will present the program. Our members have made the decision to have the meetings during the day hoping new women will be able to come at that time. We will still meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month. For more info or a ride, please call Celia Wise at 776-2534.

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