Stephen Ministry Events:

Understanding Advance Directives and MOLST

On November 18, 2019, Stephen Ministry will sponsor a continuing education program on Advance Directives and MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment). 


Since this topic is important for everyone, we decided to open it all members and friends of St. Paul's. The speaker will be Beth Kleimeyer from Montgomery Hospice who will discuss the difference between these documents and their importance, and why it is best to discuss these documents before there is a crisis and they are needed.  

The program will be in the Octagon room, 7:00-8:00 pm on Monday, November 18. Please join us for this informative discussion.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are trained lay people commissioned by our congregation to serve in one-on-one confidential caring ministry. 


At St. Paul's, we have numerous Stephen Ministers actively offering support to individuals within our church and community.

 

Stephen Ministers provide effective care alongside those who are experiencing hospitalization, terminal illness, confinement to the home, job loss, life transitions, separation or divorce, birth or adoption, loneliness and depression, grief, struggles with God and many other of life's difficulties.


If you or someone you know is need of a Stephen Minister, or you would like to learn more about the St. Paul's program, contact Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, associate pastor at St. Paul's UMC, or Virginia Bickford, Stephen Leader and member of St. Paul's UMC.


Click here for an example referral form. 

For an example application to become a Stephen Minister, click here

Visit www.stephenministries.org to learn more about the history and mission of Stephen Ministry. 



Answering the Call

Could you be called to bring care and warmth to those who are struggling?


If God is calling you to serve in this way, it is time to echo Samuel and say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” 


To start the process of becoming a Stephen Minister, or for more information, please talk to Pastor Kate (kfulton@stpaulsk.org, 301-933-7933 ext. 103) or Virginia Bickford.


If this is your way of saying “I am here, Lord, send me,” please let your desire to join the Stephen Ministers be known.