Stephen Ministers to plan healing, renewal service

Local Stephen Ministers invite members of the community to a healing and renewal service at 8:30 or 11 a.m. Sunday, April 15 at the First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon.

Through Stephen Ministry, a team of caregivers, known as Stephen Ministers, are equipped to provide quality Christian care to people facing a variety of personal crisis. Some of the situations in which Stephen Ministers provide care include the loss of a loved one, divorce, a terminal illness, loneliness, unemployment, hospitalization, a spiritual crisis, and the birth of a child. To learn more about this group and their mission, see the April 12 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.