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Linda Moore, Marcy Yates, front row, and  Stephen Marshall, Barbara Olson,  Brenda Nottingham, back row, are  newly commissioned Stephen Ministers.The First United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon celebrated its’ tenth year of Stephen Ministry on Sunday, June 3 with the commissioning of five new Stephen Ministers. “This is a ministry that touches people in the church and in the community with one-to-one Christian Care,” Jackie Stempel, volunteer and coordinator for the program, said. Through Stephen Ministry, a team of caregivers, known as Stephen Ministers, is equipped to provide quality Christian care to people facing a variety of personal crises. For more information, see the June 7 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.