Stephen Ministry: Training in Compassion (New class forming Fall 2021)

Our Quiet Ministry of Care

Stephen Ministry has been quietly supporting many people both inside and outside of our congregation. You might not know it, but throughout the pandemic Stephen Ministers have been paired with a care receiver to give support by listening and praying through the struggles of life. It is one of many core ministries of TCC for our community.

Diane Fay will be sharing an update about Stephen Ministry at our service on May 23rd to announce the launch of a new class this fall!

Looking to Care for Others? Join the Stephen Ministry Training Class

New class beginning Fall 2021

Your neighbor tells you they lost their job, your friend is battling a terminal disease, your coworker tells you their marriage is ending. How do you respond? Do you feel equipped to support those walking through life’s valleys? Do you want to learn the skills, know what to say (and more importantly, what not to say!) to help and support those in need? If so, consider becoming a Stephen Minister!

A new class is beginning in the Fall (Sept 2021). Contact Diane Fay at 508-733-3181 (cell) or email dianehfay@gmail.com if you are interested for further information.

Looking for Support from the Body of Christ? Find a Stephen Minister

It’s okay to be human.

We’re brought up to be strong, self-sufficient, independent people. We tend to think that if we ask for help, it’s a sign of weakness. So we try to keep our struggles hidden, stuffed deep inside. However, that’s not God’s plan. Galatians 6:2 says, “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” God wants us to care for others—and allow others to care for us in our time of need.

If you’re sad or struggling inside, don’t suffer alone. Ask for help. We’ve got a team of Stephen Ministers who are ready to listen, care, encourage, pray, and help you through a tough time. Men are matched with men, and women with women (it’s completely confidential too!). To find out more about Stephen Ministry for you or someone you know, please contact Diane Fay (info above).

Our Stephen Ministers are trained to care and walk alongside you with whatever you are going through. Care provided is completely confidential. For more information or to meet our current Stephen Ministers, see here.