The Care of Christ

The Care of Christ offered by our church includes the pastoral care offered by our pastor, the Rev. Dr. Betsey Crimmins. Dr. Crimmins is available to visit people and pray with people in the hospital as well as in nursing homes. In addition, the members of the Prayer Chain are committed to praying for any request that comes to them. Prayer requests can be submitted to the Prayer Chain by emailing kespreselm@stny.rr.com

 

Divorce Care

Divorce Care is a 13 week seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced.  The seminar is Christian based.  Each meeting includes a video on a topic of concern for people who are separated or divorced as well as an opportunity for group discussion.  Each meeting is open and newcomers are welcomed at any time. The only cost is $15 for the workbook which participants get to keep.  Please call our church at 734-1614 to find out when our next seminar starts.  Usual meetings are on Monday evenings.   For further information about DivorceCare, please visit www.divorcecare.org or call our church office at 734-1614.  Participants say that the hardest thing about DivorceCare is coming the first time and after that, they will not miss a meeting. It's that good! Pre-registration is not necessary. Just come!

GriefShare

Grief Share is a 13 week, Christian support group for persons who are grieving the death of a loved one. Each meeting includes a video on a topic of special interest to grieving persons as well as plenty of time for group discussion. Each meeting is a self contained unit so people may start coming at any time.  The leaders of Grief Share are compassionate and understanding persons who also have been trained to lead the group.  The only cost is $15 for the workbook which participants' keep and use between meetings. For further information about Grief Share, please visit www.griefshare.org or call the church: 607-734-1614. Otherwise, meetings are open and newcomers are welcomed at any time. Preregistration is not necessary.

Single and Parenting

Single and Parenting is a 13 week, Christian support group for single parents.  This is a weekly video seminar designed for parents who find themselves single for any reason. The goal of Single & Parenting is to provide a safe environment within which participants can face the challenges of raising children on their own. During the first 30-40 minutes of the meeting, the Single & Parenting group watches a video seminar featuring nationally recognized Christian experts on topics important to single parents. After viewing the video, Single & Parenting group participants spend time as a support group, discussing what was presented in that week’s video seminar and what is going on in the lives of group members. The faith-based sessions are led by trained facilitators. Some of the topics discussed are “Your Child & Your Fears,” “Tired & Overwhelmed” and “Conflict & Resolution.” To find out more about Single & Parenting itself, we suggest that you visit the website, www.singleandparenting.org.  We will offer a program for children ages 5-12, as well as child care for children under the age of 5. For more information, please call the church office at 607-734-1614. The Single & Parenting group is open, which means that people may join the group at any time. We are fully prepared to welcome newcomers at any time during the series.