Stephen Ministries

Are you going through a tough time emotionally or spiritually?  Are you struggling with a crisis in life or simply feeling down?

Consider letting a Stephen Minister help.  A Stephen minister is a member of our congregation who is trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times.  It’s confidential, free, and very helpful.

Do you have a friend, neighbor, coworker, or relative going through a difficult time?

A Stephen Minister may be able to offer the support he or she needs.  Stephen Ministers are members of our church trained to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are hurting.

Stephen Ministers Are Called To Be Caregivers

“…love one another, even as I have loved you…” John 13:34

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up…” 1 Thessalonians5:11 

God Is The Curegiver

“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you…” Psalm 55:22

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28


Help to meet the needs of individuals faced with a crisis or dealing with difficulty such as:

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Being a caretaker of ill or disabled persons
  • A chronic illness
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Spiritual crises
  • Hospitalization and recovery
  • Adjusting to family changes
  • And many more life challenges

If you would like to receive a call from a Stephen Minister, please contact us.

PRAYER LINE:  503-362-8149
The Prayer Line is maintained by Stephen Ministers.  A recorded prayer is available to offer comfort to you.  The First United Methodist Church Prayer Chain is a group of members who have committed to pray earnestly for those who request their prayers. The church office will activate the prayer chain by calling the first two people listed on the prayer chain, and pass on the information regarding the prayers needed. The prayers and concerns shared with us are kept confidential. Please leave your name and phone number on the answering machine if you’d like us to call back with a personal prayer.

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