Stephen Ministry


Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation who are experiencing a variety of life concerns and crises. Stephen Ministers have had 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care and they participate in regular continuing education.

A Stephen Minister is a Christian friend who walks beside a person who is experiencing

  • Loneliness
  • Discouragement
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Illness
  • Pain
  • Hospitalization
  • Loss
  • and more

What Stephen Ministers do

  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Listen
  • Pray
  • Support
  • Encourage
  • Make regular contacts with care receivers
  • Care and leave the cure to God

The Stephen Ministry logo symbolizes all of us as broken people who are made whole only through the cross of Christ.

If you wish to request a Stephen Minister or learn about Stephen Ministry Training, contact (860) 647-9141 and your message will be given to the responsible person.

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2