We all go through times that we need to be cared for, listened to or comforted.

Paul wrote to the Corinthians, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,  who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). St. Matthew is a caring community where we learn to care for others during crisis and life changes.

One way we do that is through our BeFrienders Ministry.

Befrienders are called to be a listening friend to people going through crisis or life changes. BeFrienders go through an extensive training and are taught be bring God’s presence, be active listeners, be caring and not curing, and be non-judgmental.

If you would like a BeFriender, contact Pastor Bill: bill.hugo@stmatthew-ch.org.