To many, prayer seems complicated but it’s simply talking. Spending time in prayer is the best way to develop and grow our relationship with God.
Count your minutes spent daily in one or more prayer disciplines. See where you are now, set a goal and see how God blesses your increased time with Him.
Seek the Lord your God and you will find him if you search after Him with all your heart and soul. Deuteronomy 4:29
Are you scared, feeling alone, faced with a difficult decision? Experiencing illness, anticipating surgery? We want to pray for you. Please fill out the info below.
Thanks for letting us pray for you.
Stephen Ministry offers a one-on-one caring ministry by trained members of our congregation. It is an extension of pastoral care for those experiencing difficult life circumstances. God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. Every week, a Stephen Minister will meet with you privately and confidentially to listen, care, encourage, support and reflect Christ’s presence in your life.
Next training class: Fall 2017
Women’s referrals: Zane Hoy, 757-301-9926
Men’s referrals: Dave Moore, h 757-351-3413
2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:15pm, Room S310
The education sessions are opportunities to meet our Stephen Ministers and find out more about the ministry. If you feel that you are being called to join this ministry, you are especially invited to be present. All are welcome! Check out our event calendar to see details on a specific session.
S.A.I.N.T. (Senior Adult In Need Team) is a one on one contact/outreach ministry dedicated to our frail, elderly, home-bound residents of assisted living and nursing homes. This is a concrete expression of the “hands and feet” of Jesus, offering care that allows volunteers to use their interest, gifts, and available time. Our goal is for all our S.A.I.N.T.s to be connected to a team of two or three adults who offer consistent (weekly/monthly) encouragement through engaging relationships.
Opportunities for building engaging relationships include:
Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:3-5
Why would you want to get involved? Here’s what our Knit Wits are saying :
Over 900 prayer shawls have been crafted and given away since we began October 2005!
The vision of the Knit-Wit’s is to be the hands of Jesus: “The yarn forms the stitches, the knitting forges the friendships, the craft links the generations and prayer weaves Christ’s love…thus our hands become Jesus’ hands.”
Prayer shawls are available outside Janice Cagle’s office, just inside the office suite to the right of the main elevators. Please note the name of your care receiver in the book by the Prayer Shawl rack so that we may pray for each person listed.
Sweaters do not have to be expensive or elaborate. Use your imagination and have fun!
Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step support group for anyone suffering from emotional difficulties, from a short term trauma to a long term chronic issue.
Our confidential meetings are conducted by EA members. Participation at EA meetings is voluntary – no formal membership is required and the meetings are free. You do not have to share personal information or even say anything at all. Give it a try.
meets every Monday and Friday at 8:00 PM at the Potter’s House (behind Domino’s Pizza on 18th Street).