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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caregiving ministry at JupiterFirst Church. A Stephen Ministry congregation equips and empowers lay caregivers - called Stephen Ministers - to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered  care to people who are hurting. JupiterFirst is proud to offer this outreach to its congregation and as an opportunity for congregates who are called to this ministry.

When the Stephen Ministers have completed their training, they will be commissioned and ready to begin their ministry. They will be available to meet weekly with people experiencing life challenges. While being a Stephen Minister requires commitment of time and effort, it may be one of the most rewarding challenges you will ever embrace. Think and pray about this opportunity. If you are interested in learning more about training and serving as a Stephen Minister, please talk with one of our Stephen Leaders, or read about the Stephen Ministry national program online.

If you want to find out more about how you can be involved in this one-to-one care giving ministry, please contact Pastor Chip Jurskis at the church office.

 

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The "AFTER PEOPLE"

People often ask, "What exactly is a Stephen Minister?"

One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People.

Stephen Minister are there:

  • after the phone call you hoped you'd never get.
  • after the divorce papers are served.
  • after the funeral, when everyone else has left and the emotions you've head at bay come crashing in on you.
  • after the last child honks the horn, waves and drives away and the house seems suddenly empty.
  • after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
  • after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
  • after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.

Stephen Ministers are the "After People". They are ready to come alongside you - or your friends, neighbors, coworkers or relatives - and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.

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Featured Events

 

Upcoming Events

 JUNE

 2nd - Sermon Based Small                    Groups
 3rd -  How God Became King 
 4th -  Praying in Color
 4th -  Everything Belongs

 4th -  MomsFIRST Play Dates
 4th -  Summer Pilates 
 5th -  The Human Jesus

 5th -  Sermon Based Small                     Groups
 6th -  Animate: Faith
 6th -  MomsFIRST Specialty Play             Dates
 6th -  Senior Outing
 6th -  Summer Pilates
12th - Dad & Me Baseball Game
13th - Dementia Caregivers
13th - Help & Hope
17th - Vacation Bible School
20th - Help & Hope
20th - Theology on Tap
20th - Book Club
25th - Reveal Forum
27th - Dementia Caregivers

 

 

This Week

Sunday, June 16th
      HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! 
 8:15 am - Sunday Bible Study 
 9:30 am - Worship Service 
 9:30 am - Children's Program 
 9:30 am - Pancakes & Jesus
10:45 am - How to Talk to God  

Monday, June 17th 
  VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL WEEK 
 1:00 pm - Senior Game Day 
 6:30 pm - Stephen Ministers  
 6:30 pm - Prayer Shawl
 6:30 pm - Anchored 
 7:00 pm - How God Became King

Tuesday, June 18th
 9:00 am - VBS 
 9:30 am - MomsFIRST Play Date
 9:30 am - Praying in Color 
 2:00 pm - Prayer Shawl
 5:30 pm - Summer Pilates
 6:30 pm - Everything Belongs

Wednesday, June 19th 
 9:00 am - VBS  
 9:30 am - The Human Jesus 
 6:30 pm - How to Talk to God

Thursday, June 20th
 9:00 am - VBS  
 9:30 am - MomsFIRST Play Date
 9:30 am - Animate: Practice 
12:00 pm - Senior Lunch Bunch
 5:30 pm - Summer Pilates 
 6:30 pm - Help & Hope 
 6:30 pm - Theology on Tap 
 7:30 pm - AA/AlAnon

Friday, June 21st
 
9:00 am - VBS

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