Care Ministries

The Care Ministry at Chapin UMC exists to provide love and support to those struggling

with any of life’s many challenges.  We are not meant to face these challenges alone.   


Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God

goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. -Deuteronomy 31:6 (NIV)

care Groups

At Chapin UMC, we want to walk with you through some of life’s most difficult moments.  We have two support groups that meet at various times through the year:


DivorceCare – Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  Please don’t go through separation or divorce alone.


GriefShare – Have you lost a loved one?  You do not have to go through the grieving process alone. 


For more information about these groups, please contact Marcy Kenny:  

Stephen ministry

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” 

- Romans 12:15


What Is Stephen Ministry?

More than 50 members of our congregation have been trained to provide confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and Chapin community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. These are times when you could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend.


Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private. Your Stephen Minister is there to provide the emotional and spiritual care you need when you are facing a crisis or difficulty with things like...


•loss of a loved one                                                       •hospitalization

•divorce or separation                                                   •loneliness or discouragement

•spiritual crisis                                                                •unemployment or a job crisis

•a terminal illness                                                           •aging

•a chronic illness                                                            •relocation

•birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility                      •recovery after an accident or disaster.

•alone in the house                                                        •incarceration


How do I get connected to a Stephen Minister?

If you or someone you know could benefit from a Stephen Minister please contact the Church Office utilizing the link provided or contact Paul Allen, Minister of Congregational Care, at 345-2801. A Stephen Leader will contact you. We wish to reiterate that all matters pertaining to Stephen Ministry are strictly confidential. All Stephen Ministry relationships are paired women to women, and men to men. How do I become a Stephen Minister? Each applicant is carefully selected when they express an interest in becoming a Stephen Minister. Training classes are held approximately two hours each week for six months (50 hours) to instruct you in distinctively Christian care-giving skills. If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister please fill out an application utilizing the link provided or contact the church office at 345-2801 and a Stephen Leader will contact you. Log on to for more information and ministry news. Thanks!