Stephen Ministry & GriefShare

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are lay people committed to serving both members of St. Peter and members of our community. Becoming a Stephen Minister involves thirty hours of training and then being commissioned to serve. Stephen Ministers serve as leaders for our GriefShare support group. They are also involved in greeting at worship services and organizing and serving at an annual birthday celebration for our older members and at an anniversary party honoring those couples married fifty or more years. Individuals also make regular contact through cards, calls, and visits with our homebound members. When one of our members experiences the loss of a loved one, a Stephen Minister will follow up with cards of remembrance and also make him/herself available to listen and care. Stephen Ministers are trained in one-on- one listening care for anyone experiencing any kind of crisis, whether it be an “empty nest,” job loss, health challenges, or divorce. Although they are not counselors, they are good listeners and “sounding boards.” If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, or if you are wanting to meet with a Stephen Minister, contact the Church Office at (586) 781-3434.

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IT’S REALLY HAPPENING GriefShare is going to be meeting in-person starting September 21, Tuesday evenings. A light meal will be served from 6:15 to 6:45 in the large conference room. Then the group will assemble for the meeting. The meal time will allow for fellowship and sharing, but if you prefer, come just for the meeting. You may register on-line with GriefShare or you may just call Linda Dunklau at 586-247-5329. It has been a difficult year-and-a-half, and if you suffered the loss of a family member or good friend during those months, healing and a closer walk with Jesus are available. Please prayerfully consider joining this Christian and confidential support group. If you have questions or want more information, call Linda. May God bless you with His peace and His presence.

ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY If the Tuesday evening GriefShare doesn’t fit your schedule, we are offering the group also on Thursday morning at 10:30 starting September 23. As noted in the above article you may register through GriefShare, calling Linda Dunklau, or on the St. Peter website.

 NEW AT ST. PETER A new ministry is starting here at St. Peter. Divorce Care and DC4K, Divorce Care for Kids will commence on Tuesday, September 21. We will start with an optional light meal served in the large conference room from 6:15 until 6:45, and then the groups will meet. Divorce Care offers a chance to heal and move forward after a divorce, but you may also attend if divorce is a possibility but not yet a certainty. You may register in advance at the Divorce Care website or at the link below. If you have a question, call Anne Westphal at 248-909-4230.

Family and Friends of LGBT

Our group upholds both God’s Design for marriage and God’s Love for all by supporting people with family members and friends who struggle with same-sex attraction and gender identification issues.

We don’t judge or condemn but we don’t compromise either. It’s a difficult place to be but we follow God’s Word closely in our attempt to love, support and maintain relationships with our loved ones without compromising our beliefs, values and principles.

We meet the third Thursday of the month. For more information you can contact us by phone or email.


(586) 781-3434