St. Matthew UMC Offers a caring supportive community through Helping Hands and Stephen Ministry.
Stephen Ministers are members of the congregation trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. They are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray with and support those who face difficult times, emotionally or spiritually, including loss, grief, anxiety or illness. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. To learn how you can receive a Stephen Minister's confidential care call the church office (480) 838-7309 or Stephen Ministry Leader Kimberly Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on this ministry see the website at Stephen Ministries.
The Helping Hands Ministry serves Christ by providing aid and comfort to our church family.
Our services include: Memorial Service Receptions; Family meals in times of illness; Lending of Medical Equipment; Transportation to Medical appointments.
When you need a Helping Hand, or if you would like to join us in providing food and/or serving at Memorial Receptions, Providing Transportation, or have certain Medical Equipment to donate, please email Phyllis Weston at email@example.com or Janette Gann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office. 480 838-7309.