Stephen Ministry

 
Kathi Minsky leads Griefshare, a 13-week DVD based program offering help and encouragement to those suffering the loss of a loved one.
 
We meet on Tuesdays, Sept. 10 thru Dec. 3 from 1 – 3pm in the Chapel.  Each class is self-contained; therefore one can miss a class without disruption to the program.  There is no cost for attendance. Register here.
 
                Griefshare     Schedule  
 
Week Date Topic
 1 September 10 Is This Normal?
 2 September 17 Challenges of Grief
 3 September 24 The Journey of Grief – Part 1
 4 October 1 The Journey of Grief – Part 2
 5 October 8 Grief and Your Relationships
 6 October 15 Why?
 7 October 22 Guilt and Anger
 8 October 29 Complicating Factors
 9 November 5 Stuck
 10 November 12 Lessons of Grief – Part 1
 11 November 19 Lessons of Grief – Part 2
 12 November 26 Heaven
 13 December 3 What Do I Live For Now?

Stephen Ministers’ caregiver role

is to stand by those caregivers who themselves have the brunt of serious and crucial care-giving roles. Our role also is to be available to listen to the care receiver who needs a friend and encouragement. We know how important it is to ask for God’s guidance at these meetings.
Care receivers and caregivers: Please know that Stephen Ministers are:
J ust as near as the phone
E ager to be of help
S ympathetic to their pain
U nderstanding of their needs
S ensitive to their feelings
 
We will always try to show:
C ompassion and confidentiality at all times
H elpfulness in allowing them to resolve their own situations
R espect for who they are
I nterest in all aspects of their life
S haring of our time and love by listening and caring
T rust in God to sustain and guide us through it all

Why Join Stephen Ministry?

 
Because the Bible tells us to:
“Love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12
 
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
 
“Encourage one another and build up each other.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11a
 
“Rejoice with those who rejoice, mourn with those who mourn.” Romans 12:15
 
“Serve one another in love.” Galatians 5:13
 
Stephen Ministry invites YOU to become a Stephen Minister. Find out how by calling Dian Ward at (702) 750-0146. Also, call this number if you want to have a SM visit you.