Caring for one another happens in so many ways in a Christian congregation. Whether in congregational worship by praying for people with special requests or needs, in small groups with members reaching out to one another, or through simple friends caring for friends in meaningful ways. A major part of being part of a Christian congregation is the love, support, and care one receives when going through life’s trials.
Care at Town and Country
also happens via the following areas of ministry:
In times of emergency and life crisis pastor is available to bring support and comfort through the promises of Christ. Pastor can also be a resource for referral to local counselors or church and community ministries that can assist in specific struggles of life.
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Equipped caregivers provide confidential, Christ centered care to people who are hurting and going through challenging episodes of life. –Londa Skov and Pastor Russ, leaders. (www.stephenministries.org)
This group ministry was created to bring hope through Jesus Christ to individuals and their loved ones diagnosed with depression. The main goal of this group is to empower you to take back your life and manage your own recovery. A place where you can share your pain and fear without any judgement from anyone. A safe haven where everything is held in strict confidence. A place where your loved ones can learn and understand your diagnosis. And most importantly, peer to peer support in and outside the group. Vern Simunek, leader: Tuesdays at 6:30pm. Call the church office for a current schedule of meetings. (www.freshhope.us)
Ministries in our Area
with Sister Congregations
It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. (www.griefshare.org)
Contact: Trinity Lutheran Church 1500 27th St., Sacramento, CA (916) 456-8701
A biblical and balanced program that helps us overcome our hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It is based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory. 25 years ago, Saddleback Church launched Celebrate Recovery with 43 people. It was designed as a program to help those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process.
Contact: Zion Lutheran Church, 3644 Bolivar Ave, North Highlands, CA (916) 336-4001