The leaders and pastoral staff at FPC genuinely care about you—and about those whom you love. Are you facing a challenge in your life? Death, illness, marital strife, and myriad troubles can leave us feeling alone and helpless. Don’t go it alone, we are here to help!
Our pastors provide pastoral counseling on request. Our Deacons provide meals, prayers, and other forms of care and support. We also have a prayer list that circulates to over 150 church members who are dedicated to praying for those in need. Contact the church office at (608) 949-9445 and let us know how we can be there for you.
We’ll Pray For You!
We are excited to offer prayer to those in need after both services, every Sunday. This is open to everyone—children, adults, members, attenders, those who have a personal need, and those who would like prayer for a loved one. These prayer needs will be considered private and will not be communicated to all of the Deacons, but will be prayed for one-on-one by a Deacon, Prayer Leader or Pastor. If you would like prayer in person, over the phone, or over email at a different time, please contact the church office so that you can be put in contact with a Pastor or Deacon.
Stephen Ministry at FPC provides one-on-one, confidential, ongoing, Christian care to members of our congregation and community. This care exists to supplement—not replace—the outstanding care provided by our Pastors and Deacons.
A new round of Stephen Ministry Training will begin September 3, 2019. The training will require 50 hours of class time, along with some reading and homework between classes, to be completed by Christmas. Training will be on Tuesday evenings at 6:30-9:00pm, plus three Saturday classes. The first Saturday class will be on September 21. If you have an interest in supporting members of our community who are struggling, please contact Jill Umlauf at 715-360-5962 by August 27.
Who are the Stephen Minister Caregivers and what do they do?
Who might need a Stephen Ministry caregiver?
Stephen Ministry caregivers cannot provide care to…
How do I find a Stephen Ministry caregiver for myself or someone I love?
- Identify a possible care receiver.
- Care enough to pass that name on to a Pastor, Deacon, member of the Stephen Ministry team, or the church office.
- Understand that potential care receivers must give permission to allow a Stephen Ministry Referral Coordinator to call them.
If you are comfortable asking permission, and the person agrees, please pass the person’s name and number on to a Stephen Ministry referral coordinator. If you are not comfortable asking permission but feel a person may be receptive to help from a Stephen Ministry caregiver, please provide their name to a Pastor, Deacon, member of the Stephen Ministry team, or someone in the church office. Please note that identifying a possible care receiver does not guarantee assignment of a Stephen Ministry caregiver.