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Think about your life and the lives of the people around you. Are you going through a time of crisis or challenge? Do you know someone who is suffering from grief or loneliness? Is one of your friends struggling to find meaning in life after he or she has retired or after all the children […]

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Stephen Ministry

Each of us has times when we are lonely, grieving, hurt, or in need of care. In his second letter to the Corinthians, Paul tells us that such troubles can bring spiritual growth to the sufferer. But when we who are in Christ suffer, we also find comfort through Christ, and one of the ways […]

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Stephen Ministry – Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all from our Stephen Leaders, Ministers, and Minister Trainees. “Christmas is a time to do special things for people we love. It is a time for building and enjoying traditions that, in the long run, bind families and friends together…It is a time to extend the warmth of our own personal hearth […]

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Tired!

The day-in, day-out routine of caring for him/her is finally getting you down. And he/she isn’t getting any better. You’re exhausted. You need someone to care for you. A Stephen Minister can be this person. He or she won’t push advice on you—instead, your Stephen Minister will listen and care for you, helping you sort […]

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When do we need God’s love most?

When do we need God’s love most?  Of course we need that love every second of our lives.  But at times God’s love is especially precious to us, times when: We lose a loved one; Life becomes so confusing that we do not know where to turn; or Life just becomes meaningless and depression sets […]

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Christmas Again!

Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, but for many people it brings only sadness and painful memories.  A Stephen Minister can provide extra support and a listening ear during this difficult season.  For more information about Stephen Ministry, please contact: Rev. Amy Camp at 904-327-9762 or via e-mail at: amycamp@memorialpcusa.org. Or Stephanie Wollny at 203-482-7308; via […]

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The Art of Listening

This week the Stephen Ministry training class at MPC will be considering the subject of “THE ART OF LISTENING.” In this presentation they will be honing their listening skills and finding out that listening well is extremely helpful and caring but is also hard work. Stephen Ministry is adding an important dimension to the ministry here […]

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Feelings: Yours, Mine, and Ours

This week the Stephen Ministry training class at MPC will be considering the subject of “FEELINGS: YOURS, MINE, AND OURS.” A big part of a Stephen Minister’s caregiving is concerned with helping care receivers recognize, accept and express their feelings, and then trust God to give them healing and wholeness. Trainees are taught to create […]

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Stephen Ministry Sunday

This Sunday, October 30th.  Meet and Pray for our Stephen Leaders, Ministers, and our next group of trainees who will begin their 50 hours of training next week. Stephen Ministry needs YOU!!!   Be a Part of Something BIG! Even if you are not a Stephen Leader or a Stephen Minister, you play an important roll in our […]

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Pull Yourself Together!

You’ve heard it a million times. But things just aren’t coming together.  You’re still hurting.  You need someone to listen and to care, without judging or pushing you to get better.  A Stephen Minister can be this person for you. For more information, please contact: Rev. Amy Camp at 904-327-9762 or via e-mail at amycamp@memorialpcusa.org.  Or you […]

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