Sometimes we really need each other, maybe for a little encouragement or, occasionally, a helping hand. Sometimes we just need others to pray for us. First Church knows and understands the importance of sharing life together...in good times and bad. Therefore, we offer support groups, home visits for shut-ins, crisis intervention and emergency care in times of need.
We also offer encouragement and spiritual guidance for people who are going through the pain of divorce, unemployment, financial difficulties, or life-change uncertainties. First Church partners with Southwestern Christian Counseling Services and offers 2 complimentary visits for attending church members. In times of crisis, you may also call our 24-hour emergency hotline: 866-695-0501
Stephen Ministry is an international volunteer ministry equipping individuals to provide one-on-one Christian care to hurting people in and around the First Church community. A Stephen minister provides confidential care, support and encouragement for emotional and spiritual needs to adults experiencing an immediate crisis.
Starts September 20th
or Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm
GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.
PASTORAL CARE CONNECtiON
The First Church Pastoral Care Connection is a team of about 40 people who focus on one-to-one visitation, support and care to members of the church who are home-bound or residents in nursing or extended-care facilities. Home visits occur once a month with an additional 2-3 contacts via phone calls, notes and cards. Each team member provides a one-year commitment to the ministry and is sometimes a team of couples or parent/child.
Starts October 3rd
Don't go through divorce alone. Our DivorceCare support group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.
PARENTS OF ADDICTED LOVED ONES (PAL)
Starts September 26th
Do you have a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol addiction? Parents of Addicted Loved-ones (PAL) provides hope and support through addiction education for parents dealing with an addicted loved one. We meet every week to offer education and support, at no charge, for parents who are trying to save a son or daughter from addiction.
REboot Combat Recovery
Starts September 20th
REBOOT offers accessible, no-cost programs to help combat veterans and their families heal from the moral or spiritual wounds of war. The 12-week combat trauma healing course provides a unique blend of clinical insight with faith-based support for combat veterans and their loved ones seeking answers to defining questions about life, death, meaning, and purpose. Our greatest value is offering education, affirmation, and support in an environment of trust.