Stephen Ministry: When My Mom Died

Jan 27, 2020

I needed someone to listen to me as I told her story and nurtured my memories. I needed someone to let me be angry, to let me be sad, to let me cry. Now I know where I could have found someone who would have been there just for me: Stephen Ministry.

Please contact Meg Peery McLaughlin at to discuss being matched with a Stephen Minister to provide Christian caregiving. Visit the Stephen Ministry page of the UPC website to learn more.

Our Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers, ready to listen, care for, and encourage you; pray with and for you; and provide one-to-one Christian care to help you through whatever it is that you are facing. Men are matched with male Stephen Ministers, and women are matched with female Stephen Ministers. It’s free. It’s confidential. And it will make a difference in your life!