Tears, Milk & Honey

Tears, Milk & Honey is a support group of women who meet to share concerns through prayer as well as a study group.

On the 4th Tuesday of each month we are a service group.

Some members lead a support group for care givers, and some cooking meals for our shower ministry in Ross Hall. Usually 8 to 12 casseroles are made to be used that week or frozen for future need.

We welcome new members. Led by Sonia Burns or call the church office. Bring a friend!

Stephen Ministry & Galileans

Did you know that Tempe First is a Stephen Ministry church? This Christ-centered, caring ministry gives a person who is going through a crisis in their lives a care giver who they can talk with in a safe and confidential environment. Stephen Ministers are led by Cris Bass and Paul Sandilla. Care givers are available. You do not have to go through a crisis alone.

Stephen Ministry trains lay members of the church to provide short and long term support to people in need. Stephen Ministers are God’s representatives trained to work alongside our pastors to meet regularly with their care-receivers and to bring Christian love and spiritual support. Classes are held every two years to train new Stephen Ministers.

Galileans visit the sick, both at home and in the hospital. Their ministry of comfort and support is invaluable. They also serve as communion stewards, bringing the sacrament of communion to those who are unable to make it to church. By their work, our communion table is extended beyond our sanctuary.

If you feel that you need the help of a Stephen Minister or a Galilean, or if you feel called to become involved as a caregiver in either program, please contact the church office.