Stephen Ministers are specially trained lay members of our church who provide Christian care giving and support for people who are facing various crises in their lives, such as a terminal illness, grief, hospitalization, job crisis, spiritual crisis, separation or divorce, birth, adoption or disability. These lay ministers receive 50 hours of intensive training through the Stephen Series.
This is a confidential ministry in which those receiving care can be sure that their identity and disclosures will remain private. Stephen Ministers receive ongoing support and continuing education as they strive to provide the highest quality Christian care giving.
If you would like to inquire further about working with a Stephen Minister, please call the Pastoral Care Office at 636-821-2823.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Explore knitting as a prayer experience! The prayer shawls these knitters complete are used by the Pastoral Care Pastors to bless congregants who are hospitalized or experiencing a crisis.
The goals of contemplative knitting
· To learn to be quiet, and to enjoy the experience
· To use the physical act of knitting as a tool to prepare us to hear God’s voice in the silence
· To prayerfully create something beautiful to comfort and encourage others
· To enjoy the fellowship of others who are on the same journey of exploration!
Death is one of those topics we prefer not to think about. Yet what we believe about death shapes how we live life. The death of a loved one ushers in a cascading well of complex emotions. In the shock of grief, you may find that you need someone to share what you are experiencing.
Grief Ministry offers care, support, and hope for you or someone you know who has experienced the death of a loved one. Unresolved grief can linger for years. Personalized grief counseling for children, youth and adults is available by appointment.
For questions, please call, Wendy Sain at 636-821-2823. Our Pastoral Care pastors are available to meet with you personally.
When a death is imminent our pastors are honored to come and pray with you. If there is time, please call the Pastoral Care Office at 636-821-2823. We will make every effort to have someone come to you.
Funerals and Memorial Services
The Pastoral Care Team serves our faith community in a number of ways, not the least of which is care before, during, and after the loss of a loved one. We hope that the information contained here will provide you with a path to guide you during this significant time.
The inherent belief in the risen Christ is the cornerstone of a United Methodist service (either a funeral or memorial). Christ is our hope for eternal life and we offer this hope to the surviving family and friends that their beloved is now in God’s eternal charge.
Planning a service can be a blessing to those in grief. A time to laugh and to cry as the stories are shared and retold. It is our pleasure to help you and your family.
For questions regarding Funeral or Memorial planning please call the Pastoral Care Office at 636-821-2823.
Do you know someone who has been hospitalized, celebrating the birth of a baby, experiencing the loss of a loved one, or someone who needs to hear a word of encouragement?
Would you like our Prayer Team to send them a card, letting them know that we are praying for them? It’s easy, simply request to have us send a card by clicking below.
Please hold the following individuals in your personal prayers. Names are kept on the prayer list for two weeks. If you wish to remain on the prayer list, simply fill out the Prayer Request on the Get Connected Card or the form below