The ministry of Congregational Care is carefully designed to connect the church with people during their difficult times. Visitation by a Congregational Care Minister can be to a hospital, but is usually to assisted living facilities.
Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) are lay ministers who work alongside their pastor to provide care for their church family. Consider joining our CCM team to share your gifts and graces in compassion, encouragement, and organization. Training is provided for all our CCMs. Or contact us if you would like a visit from a CCM.
Dates: Mondays, April 24-Aug7
Location: Room 101 in the Lampp (Admin) building
Facilitated by: Warren Delling, Janet McMonagle, & Sherry Nance
Cost: $20 for workbook, scholarships are available
This Bible based, life-changing support group welcomes people and guides them on the path of recovery after a separation or divorce. Because each of the 13 sessions are on a specific topic, people can join at any time during the course.
This is a 13 week grief recovery series specifically for those who have lost a loved one through death. A different topic is covered each week. The session begins with a video by grief recovery professionals, followed by group discussion and daily workbook/journaling exercises. You are welcome to start at any time. Participants are not required to talk or journal. A $20 donation covers the cost of the workbook.
Sessions are held 2-3 times a year. Please call the church office for the next session or use the form below.
Living with Loss
A time of fellowship for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This group goes out to lunch together on a monthly basis and is open to all. Please contact Linda Jencks to find out more at 941-421-4067 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homebound Communion CCM’s serve Communion to our homebound church members at the beginning of each month. Training in available.
Card & Telephone Ministry
Individuals who cannot make in-person visits can be a CCM by sending cards or making phone calls.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver’s Support Group
Provided by the Alzheimer’s Association on our campus on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. The group will be led by a trained facilitator and will give you a safe space to develop a support system, exchange practical information, talk through issues and ways of coping, share feelings, needs and concerns, and learn about community resources.
For more information you can call 1-800-272-3900 or the church office at 941-474-5588
If you would like to be part of any of these ministries, please contact the church office for more information.