Stephen Ministries

Axe Memorial UMC Stephen MinistriesWe live in a fast-paced and fragmented world. People suffer crises and tragedies, but they don’t have caregivers they can count on. Family members and friends may be scattered across the continent—or even the world. Neighborhoods rarely offer the support they once did. So when a crisis or challenge hits, many people have no one to turn to and end up facing it alone.

Overwhelming Needs

Congregations today are overwhelmed with needs for care — needs of their own members and of the surrounding community.

  • Axe Memorial UMC Stephen MinistriesPeople who are hospitalized

  • The grieving

  • Those suffering loneliness or discouragement

  • The divorced or separated

  • Those who are dying—and their families and friends

  • Unemployed persons

  • Axe Memorial UMC Stephen MinistriesPeople who are homebound or institutionalized

  • Those dealing with moving and the losses and challenges of relocating

  • Parents grappling with loss when children leave home

  • Those convalescing or rehabilitating

  • New parents

  • Axe Memorial UMC Stephen MinistriesSingle parents

  • Victims of natural or human-caused disasters

  • Those in spiritual crisis

The list goes on.

1 John 4:16

So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them.