Stephen Ministry 

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Galatians 6:2) Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential, one-on-one, Christ-centered care to those who are experiencing major life changes such as job loss or divorce, as well as for those who are suffering from serious illness, loss, or other challenging situations.

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Do you know someone going through a tough time-emotionally or spiritually?  Struggling with grief? 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 someone during such difficult times.  Stephen Ministers go through extensive training and study to equip them to become faithful and skilled care givers.  To learn more, contact one of our Stephen Leaders (Denise Robison or Sandy Schneider) or by contacting Rev. Tami Gallaway in the church office at 972.390.1695.

Bundle of Joy
This ministry recognizes and welcomes new babies to our congregation. Cards are sent to new parents along with phones calls offering help and assistance. Meals are provided once the baby (or babies) come home. Handmade and embroidered burp cloths, a rose, and a worship bulletin from that Sunday are delivered as a welcome gift from the congregation.

Meal Ministry
The Suncreek congregational care meal team is looking for more volunteers.  If you would like to be on the list to provide meals for church family members after surgery, welcoming a new baby or other needs please email .

Visitation and Nurture Team
This ministry team is led by members of the committee in consultation with the church’s pastoral staff. Volunteers from this ministry make hospital, nursing home, and home visits, and help determine any other patient or family needs. If you enjoy visiting with people and would like to volunteer for this new team, please contact Pastor Tami at .

Do You Want to Help?

Please let us know if you would like to lend a hand. We’ll find areas that match your interests and available time, even if you only have a little time. Email to contact the Committee leaders.  You may also contact  or at 972-390-1695.

 


Pastoral Care 
Our ministerial staff is here to help in any way we can as we offer love and support in times of need

Pastoral Visits 
From time to time, members and friends of the Suncreek family seek support from our pastoral staff for a variety of concerns. Our clergy are glad to offer short-term support and spiritual guidance for anyone in times of crisis or need. If long-term support is needed, we can make referrals to licensed counselors with expertise in the area of concern.

Hospital Visitation 
Our clergy visit members who are in hospitals, nursing homes, or homebound. Hospitals do not notify churches as they once did, so please call us if you or anyone you know in our church family is in the hospital.


Counseling
Pastoral Counseling & Education Center
The Pastoral Counseling and Education Center, offers spiritually-based individual and family counseling.

Our Mission:

To provide spiritual, physical, and emotional
support to the Suncreek UMC
 family in times of triumph, tragedy,
joy, and sorrow.

We seek to be servants of Christ,
one to another.