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Stephen Ministers are lay people committed to serving both members of St.

Peter and members of our community. Becoming a Stephen Minister involves

thirty hours of training and then being commissioned to serve. Stephen Ministers

serve as leaders for our GriefShare support group. They are also involved in

greeting at worship services and organizing and serving at an annual birthday

celebration for our older members and at an anniversary party honoring those

couples married fifty or more years. Individuals also make regular contact

through cards, calls, and visits with our homebound members. When one of our

members experiences the loss of a loved one, a Stephen Minister will follow up

with cards of remembrance and also make him/herself available to listen and

care. Stephen Ministers are trained in one-on- one listening care for anyone

experiencing any kind of crisis, whether it be an “empty nest,” job loss, health

challenges, or divorce. Although they are not counselors, they are good listeners

and “sounding boards.” If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, or

if you are wanting to meet with a Stephen Minister, contact the church office or

Linda Dunklau or call the Church Office at (586) 781-3434.

To learn more about Stephen Ministry visit the following website

http://www.stephenministries.org/

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