Whoever you are and wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome in this place!
Our Mission: To Welcome All People, Share Christ's Love for One Another, and Help to Make Christ Visible in Daily Life
Jerusalem Western Salisbury
3441 Devonshire Road
Allentown, PA 18103
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Office: 610-797-4242 or 610-791-4979
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Stephen Ministry, a lay-led Christian caring ministry for those in need, is a vital part of our congregation's mission. Join in the celebration! Come pray for and show your support for this caring ministry and these gifted people whom God has called and equipped for this important role in our congregation.
Preparing loved ones to receive Stephen Ministry
The more we live in God's family, the more we do His will, the more we will realize how much He loves and cares for us. Stephen Ministry has been given to our congregation to show what it means to live as members of God's family. However, some of our family might be hesitant to receive care giving from a Stephen Minister. The person may be reluctant or apprehensive for many different reasons. So how can we prepare a loved one to accept this helping hand? One way is to explain what this ministry entails.
People often ask what exactly is a Stephen Minister? One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the After People. Stephen Ministers are there:
…after the phone call you hoped you’d never get.
…after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.
…after the relationship falls apart and the bottom falls out of your life.
…after the doctor says, "I’m sorry, but there’s nothing more we can do."
…after the nursing home director shakes your hand and says, "Welcome to your new home."
…after the last child honks the horn, waves, and drives away – and the house suddenly seems empty.
…after the gavel comes down, the handcuffs go on, your loved one is led away.
…after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
…after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
…after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.
Again, Stephen Ministers are the After People. They are ready to come alongside you or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.
SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS! STEPHEN MINISTERS ARE HERE TO HELP!
Stephen Leaders: Marlene Bergstresser, Barbara Heivly, Elaine Lichtenwalner, and Sheila Stephen
Stephen Ministers: Wendy Fay, Joshua Fink, Linda Held, Sue Burnside, Sandra Cornog, Renee Sansone, Joanne Jones, and Jane Roeder.