Everyone goes through tough times at some point in life - a death in the family, prolonged illness, divorce, unemployment. Even less traumatic events, such as a move or other significant life transitions can trigger the need for someone to come alongside and walk with you through the difficulty. A Stephen Minister is trained to do just that - to walk with someone going through a difficult time. UPC has Stephen Ministers who are trained to provide effective Christian care to others, along with Stephen Leader Mike Osborne.
Stephen Ministry provides:
Members of UPC who are in crisis or experiencing other difficulties (such as those listed below), are encouraged to contact Stephen Leader Mike Osborne or Referrals Coordinator Megan Brown. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may benefit from the ministry of a Stephen Minister:
Over the years, well over one-and-a-half million people have benefitted from the one-to-one, confidential, Christ-centered care of a Stephen Minister. Click here to view a story.