We all need the encouragement and help of others to live our lives. St. Mark’s staff and members of the congregation will lift you up in prayer and offer care if you notify
us of the need.
Please reach out
A small group of lay persons, known as Stephen Ministers, are especially trained to provide high-quality, confidential, one-on-one, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. These caregivers
bring Christ's healing love to those who may be struggling with grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or
terminal illness, or some other life crisis.
The joy of helping others is the privilege of all Christians, for the Holy Spirit has given gifts to each to
use in service to others and to build up the church (1 Corinthians 12:7-11). Stephen Ministers
receive regular training and rely on the gifts of the Holy Spirit in their service. When a person’s
needs exceed what a Stephen Minister can provide, a referral may be made to an appropriate
mental health professional or other resource. Request care.
Alzheimer’s / Dementia support group Meetings monthly on the fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in room 1203.
All who are caring for loved ones with Alzheimer’s or dementia can receive encouragement and information in the company of other care givers. The group meetings feature discussion, support
and occasional guest speakers.
St. Mark’s ministers to members who may be confined to their homes or long-term care facilities. A
team of servants make visits on a regular basis to talk, listen and share the love of Christ.
We also take worship to the people when the people can’t come to worship. Lay persons share the
sacrament of Holy Communion during their visits. Video recordings of worship services are also
made available. Request care.
families of deceased members, servants in the St. Mark’s manna ministry
provide meals before or after memorial services. Phone 615-893-3455.
may be no more fitting place for the remains of a Christian than near
his or her church. For this purpose, St. Mark’s offers a columbarium, a
consecrated structure for the inurnment of a deceased person’s ashes
after cremation. It is located in garden area on the North side of the
sanctuary. Inurnment on church property is recognition of the communion
of saints, both living and dead, and it is a witness to faith in the
resurrection to eternal life.
purchase of a niche in the St. Mark’s columbarium is open to: Any
minister or past minister of St. Mark’s UMC, member or past member of
St. Mark’s UMC, and members of the minister’s or church member’s
immediate families. Each niche has room for two urns. For additional
information, please contact St. Mark’s.
ST. MARK’S UNITED METHODIST
1267 N. Rutherford Blvd. | Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 893 3455
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