Stephen Ministry

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. A Stephen Minister is...

  • A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting. 
  • A congregation member with gifts for caregiving who was carefully selected to serve in this role. 
  • A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care. 
  • A caring, Christian friend, who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages. 
  • Someone who will “be there” for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there is a need. 

Stephen Ministers Care for People Facing Tough Times

  • Loss of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Divorce or separation
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or a job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Incarceration
  • Aging
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage or infertility
  • A chronic illness
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster
  • And many more

Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what occurs in each caring relationship remains private. If you believe that you need the assistance of a Stephen Minister, please talk with the Pastor or contact the church office. 

Park ministry

On Sundays at 3:30, the members of Ada FUMC serve a meal to those in need at Glennwood Park. They serve between 250 and

400 meals each Sunday. They would love for you to help serve. 

Contact Leslie and Clay Carley for more information.

Feed My Lambs

Our Feed My Lambs Ministry reaches out to children and families in our community by providing gifts for the children (our lambs) four times a year. Every child in our program receives a Christmas gift, Easter gift, a summer fun gift, and a backpack and school supplies. We are currently serving 468 children and their families. You can volunteer to help with Feed My Lambs in three ways. 

        1. You can sponsor a lamb or lambs by purchasing, wrapping and           

           delivering a gift to the church 4 times a year for the child. We only ask            that you spend $20 per gift.

       2. You can simply make donations to the Feed My Lambs program.                   These funds are used to purchase Christmas presents for the children             who do not yet have a sponsor.

       3. You can give your time shopping, wrapping, organizing gifts for                     distribution, making phone calls to find out what children want for                 Christmas and to let parents know the gifts are ready. 

We would love to have your help in any of these ways.  

Contact Lisa Elliott or call 580-272-8264