Stephen Ministry

A quote from a cancer survivor:

“Even though I had friends and family who were eager to care, they just wanted desperately to see me not hurt. It was easier to put on a happy face and tell them, ‘Everything is all right.’

“But whenever my Stephen Minister came to visit me, I could ask all the ‘why me?’ questions. I could hurt, be afraid, get angry, cry – and know that it was all okay. She didn’t try to make it better or tell me what I should do or how I should feel. She just listened and cared.” 

From Cancer, Now What, by Kenneth Haugk, Ph.D.

Perhaps you or someone you care about would benefit from talking confidentially with a trained Stephen Minister. Contact the pastor or Barbara Vasquenza, referrals coordinator, at 860.712.2710.