Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2
We were designed by our creator to get better, together. God has hard-wired us for relationships for a variety of reasons – we were never meant to do life alone – one of the biggest reasons is that our burdens would be divided and our joys would be multiplied. If you need help, please let us know. We would love to get you connected in one of our support groups. You may read more about them below. All of our support groups and counseling at Christ Church fall under the banner of our first group listed, Community of Hope. If you are not sure where to begin, begin there.
COMMUNITY OF HOPE
Find Healing, Health, and Hope for life’s Hurts, Habits, and Hang-ups through the transformative power of Jesus Christ and the support of a Caring Community. Community of Hope is a safe place to belong and connect with others. We have a Large Group Worship & Biblical Teaching Time; including testimonies. We then break into Small Groups where we encourage, support, and pray for one another. These groups often take on a life of their own throughout the weeks as well as others love and care for one another.
Monday’s, 6:30-9 pm | Sanctuary & Commons | September through May (Holiday break in December)
Contact: Marcia Bondi, firstname.lastname@example.org
CARING MEALS MINISTRY TEAM
Caring Meals provides meals to our Church Family following surgery, illness, or the birth of a child. Caring Meals is always in need of people willing to cook a meal and serve our church family.
Please contact Kathy Orlando at 412-719-9541, email@example.com to get connected to the team or receive help from Caring Meals.
HOSPITALITY MINISTRY TEAM
The Hospitality Ministry team desires to serve by creating a warm and welcoming environment; providing and serving healthy and tasty food for receptions of funerals, memorial services, weddings, and baptisms for our church family and their guests at an affordable cost.
Contact Susan VanRiper for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org | 412-487-8845, 412-439-1547
The Homeschooling Moms gather for support, prayer, idea sharing, and to encourage one another monthly as they continue to homeschool, hybrid, or cyberschool their children in various styles. Both veterans and newcomers to homeschooling are welcome to join at any time as learning from one another can be the best way forward. We stay in contact with one another throughout the year for continued support for each other as we homeschool our children.
First Monday of the Month | The Barn | 6-8 pm
Contact: Kristi Mawhinney, email@example.com | 724-368-9280
A fellowship for knitters who show compassionate care through prayer for those who would receive the prayer shawl gifts we knit. We knit prayer shawls and blankets to be given to those who may be sick, hospitalized, and to new mothers.
Second & Fourth Tuesday of the Month | The Greatroom, Farmhouse | 12noon
Contact: Terri Bodnar, firstname.lastname@example.org | 724-612-7108
PREGNANCY CRISIS CARE
Whether you are struggling through a loss, infertility, or any other kind of difficulties with trying to start a family – we know what it is like to go through these things and we don’t want you to have to go through them alone. Let us be a couple who is willing to show up, listen, care, and walk with you during this difficult season.
SERVING OUR SOLDIERS and their families
Also known as “Serving our Sentinels”. SOS helps Veterans from all eras who have fallen on hard times. Working with a networking system, we are able to assist 3 to 4 Veterans per week with emergency funds–utilities, housing, food, etc. Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month, 6:30 PM in the Cry Room, and always welcome new members. Contact Doug and Bea Miller, email@example.com.
WIDOWS IDENTIFYING A NEW NORMAL (WINN)
The WINN ministry is a fellowship of vibrant, active women of God who come together with a common bond to support, love, and encourage one another. We warmly welcome all widows, regardless of their age or season of life. We offer a variety of activities throughout the year including luncheons, outings, prayer, and service projects. Our Widows Ministry is run by a spectacular team led by our Director of Women’s Ministry, Carla Batch.
Contact: Carla Batch, firstname.lastname@example.org | 412- 741-4900, ext. 117
WOMEN’S CANCER CONNECTION
A Christ-Centered support group for women who have been recently diagnosed, presently undergoing treatment, or who are cancer survivors.
Third Tuesday of the Month | 6-9 pm | The Greatroom, Farmhouse
Contact: Bernice Masters, 412-443-8451 | email@example.com
When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Romans 12:13
The Care Ministries of Christ Church wants to help you WIN no matter what you may be going through in life. If you need help, we want to be here for you! Please contact us and let us know how we, and our team, can help you!
Rev. Doug Raraigh | Care Ministries Pastor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Debbie Huffmyer | Care Ministries Coordinator: email@example.com | 724-741-4900 ext.143