See below for more information on:
grieving through the holidays - class/discussion
Night of remembrance
HELP HOPE HEALING IN THE JOURNEY
What is Stephen Ministry?…. Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips laypeople to provide one to one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and everything they discuss with a Stephen Minister remain private.
A Stephen Minister Is…
1. A child of God who walks beside someone who is hurting.
2. A congregation member who is carefully selected to serve in this role because of his/her caregiving gifts.
3. A layperson with 50 hours of training in providing high-quality, distinctively Christian care.
4. A caring Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports, and encourages.
5. Someone who meets faithfully each week with his/her care receiver for as long as there’s a need.
If you would like to become a Stephen Minister, please fill out this application and turn it in to Pastor John Cordova.
For those looking to receive care from a Stephen Minister:
Stephen Ministers can provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as…
Loss of a loved one
Divorce or Separation
Loneliness or Discouragement
Unemployment or a job crisis
A terminal illness
Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
A Chronic Illness
Recovery after an accident or disaster
Many other life challenges
If you would like to meet with a Stephen Minister about any of the above difficulties, please fill out the application below and turn it in to Pastor John Cordova.
For questions, please contact Pastor John – email@example.com
Grieving through the Holidays - Class/Discussion
Tuesdays, October 22nd - November 12th
6:30-8pm | Room 268
The cost for the class is $10.00
The holidays are fast approaching, and you may be dreading their arrival, as you recognize that you will be without your loved one for the first or second time. We understand that this is difficult to share in the holiday spirit with everyone else when you are grieving the loss of a family member or a friend. To help you in your journey of grief, we offer a four-week class called “Grieving Through the Holidays.”
Facilitated by Erin Hente. You may contact Pastor John for more details (763) 425-2246.
Night of Remembrance
7-9pm | Fireside Room (269)
With the holidays fast approaching we understand this can be a particularly difficult time of year as you acknowledge that you will be without your loved one. Please join us for a night to honor those that you’ve loved and lost. We ask that you bring a picture of your loved one in a frame, so that we may specifically honor them during the remembrance service. We ask that you come as you are and allow us to offer prayer and comfort over you on this special evening. Desserts and refreshments will be provided.
You may contact Pastor John for more details (763) 425-2246.
DIVORCE CARE SUPPORT
Wednesdays | 6:30-8pm | Starts Sept 18 | 13 weeks
A new group to help, encourage and heal.
Using a video teaching, workbook and discussion the participants will work through their feelings, next steps, reconciliation and more.
$20 for workbook.
Hospital visits, prayer or someone to listen.
Contact: Pastor John Cordova
763-425-2246 / firstname.lastname@example.org
A ministry funded for members in financial need due to unexpected expenses & family emergencies.
Visit the church office or call for application, 763-425-2246.
If you would be interested in a visit by our visitation team, call Pastor John Cordova at 763-425-2246 ext. 236