Congregational Care

Congregational care is provided by a number of Ministry Teams and Service Teams, as listed below. For additional information, or in emergency and crisis situations, you are invited to contact the church office at 425-778-2119.

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry is a confidential lay ministry based on distinctively Christian caring. Trained and supervised laypersons, called Stephen Ministers, provide one to one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties. Stephen Ministry began in 1996 at EUMC and we are proud to be one of more than 7,000 Stephen Ministry congregations from more than 93 denominations worldwide. Want more information? Answers to some commonly asked questions about Stephen Ministry can be found by clicking

Stephen Leaders who have been specially trained to oversee and direct our Stephen Ministry program are Page Campbell, Claudia Carr, Beth Craft, Joan Hollowell, and Thomas Young. They are joined by current active Stephen Ministers Sharon Arttazia, Beth Cook, Judy Lehman, Ann Moloney, Diana Nielsen, and Margaret Robinson.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, you can talk to one of our pastors, Stephen Leaders or Stephen Ministers who would be happy to help you through the process. (If you want to talk about Stephen Ministry for someone else, make sure you get his or her permission first.) Be assured that confidentiality is a cornerstone of Stephen Ministry because it is absolutely essential for building safe, healing, caring relationships. 

If you'd like more information about Stephen Ministry at EUMC, please contact the church office at 425-778-2119.

Lay Pastors

The Lay Pastors Team is a caring group of people who value the personal dignity and uniqueness of those we serve. It is our great joy to provide support to members of our church family.

This support includes regular communication via telephone, cards, and personal visits (including home communion) for those who are homebound. When members are hospitalized, a team member delivers the care cards signed by members of the congregation. Birthday cards are mailed to everyone 90 and over. And, “Thinking of you Cards” are sent for a variety of reasons.

In addition, this ministry team provides Care Notes that are written to bring words of hope and insight to individuals, families and caregivers dealing with illness, loss and grief. (Available just outside the church office)

Current team members Include Sylvia Hustad, Dolores Moore, Norma Lamson, Betsy Haslett, Warren Bradbury, Don and Phyllis Holmes, Larry Nilson, Kathleen Hallum, Yvonne Meidinger, Elaine Stewart, Barb Schauermann, and several others who are part of our Adoptor/Adoptee program.

We find our ministry very rewarding and invite you to consider becoming part of our ministry team.

If you would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact the church office at 425-778-2119.

Prayer Ministry

When you wish to have a concern included in the prayers of our faith family there are several vehicles available to you, as follows:

Submit a request

You may also find prayer request cards located in the pew racks in the sanctuary. Once you have completed the card it may be turned in to the ushers on Sunday morning to be given to a Pastor to share as indicated on those cards.

A member of our prayer ministry team is available at the altar area of the sanctuary Sunday morning following both worship services to pray with you.

To place a request on the prayer chain, please be sure you have obtained permission of the person you are praying for, and email
Pastor Dennie Carcelli.

Health & Wellness

Team members are basically involved in the medical field at various levels. They provide blood pressure checks on a frequent basis, and are available to speak to individuals or groups on multiple topics, i.e. home care assessment, strokes, diabetes, hospice, elderly care, Alzheimer's disease, etc. They also have medical equipment available at the church for individual needs, such as wheelchairs, crutches, and walkers. For additional information or questions, contact the church office.

Transportation Team

This group of caring drivers is available to provide rides to doctors appointments and other appointments when health issues keep you from driving. If you would like to be part of this team, or have need for a ride, please contact the church office and request that they have Aladene Emerson get in touch with you.

Caring Cooks

These team members prepare meals not only for those recuperating from hospitalization, but for those with other medical needs or other 'crisis caring.' They are separate from another group who are specific for "Meals for New Mothers."