Since 2010, OUMC has had Stephen Ministers available to visit with those who need a friendly listener to help them though life’s trials. This is wonderful way to connect with others and to share God’s love. Please consider serving in this way.
If you would like to know more about Stephen Ministry, just ask by contacting the church office (783-3380), or Stephen Leader, Elli Molstad.
CareNotes are also available on the Stephen Minister bulletin board outside the Heritage Room. CareNotes offer information on a variety of topics such as grieving the loss of loved ones; living with cancer; and dealing with stress. Check out what’s happening with Stephen Ministry on their bulletin board.
You can recognize our trained Stephen Ministers at church by their blue Stephen Ministry nametags. Any of them can answer your questions about Stephen Ministry.
The confirmation students have studied all year, learning to think carefully about their faith and to participate in the life of the church. On Easter Sunday, the students led a 6:30am Sunrise Service. May 5 is Confirmation Sunday, when our students may choose to confirm for themselves the Christian faith in which they were baptized, we will do this at our 8:30am service. Part of the confirmation experience is also learning what it means to make the decision to join the church. Becoming a member of the church is a separate decision from being confirmed. Our confirmation students include: Ellie B., Zach C., Ben G., Alexis M., Aubree O., Nathan W.. A special thanks to our mentors who come every Wednesday evening to study with the students! Our mentors this year are Cathy G., Sean M., Paul B., Lorie Z., Rhonda A. and Dave T.