Caring Support

Caring Ministries and Support Groups

Support Groups

Caregivers Group

This group is for anyone who is caring for anyone who is sick, elderly or disabled. It is a tough job, and when you are also the spouse, child, parent or close friend, it adds a whole set of new challenges. Our Caregivers Group, facilitated by a licensed MSW, offers a little respite while letting you know you are not alone.

Talking Helps

A support group for many of today’s toughest situations. Registration required before attending. Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. Birmingham Campus.

Aging Ain’t for Sissies

Aging is a process that all of us will go through, and these informative, entertaining programs help to make it easier. These sessions not only help us make some tough decisions, but brings us together and helps us realize that we are not alone, no matter what our situation may be. Please watch Steeple Notes for dates and times.

Caring Ministries

Pastor on Call

Pastor on Call
Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM: 248-646-1200
Weekends and Evenings: 248-408-0038
When there is a hospitalization, a death in the family, or any other time you may need urgent pastoral care, we encourage you to use these numbers.  The clergy rotate on-call responsibilities to assure that one of them is always accessible.

First Nurses

Professional nurses share their nursing and spiritual skills with members of our church who are in need. They provide monthly blood pressure checks, educational programs, and individual education on current health care issues. First Nurses meet the fourth Wednesday, every other month, beginning September 27 at 6:30 PM. Birmingham campus.

Prayer Ministry

Our Prayer Team will pray for you during times of need and also to praise the Lord during times of celebration. All prayers are kept confidential. Prayer Request Cards are available in the pews, in the church office, in the hall outside the sanctuary, and at the Christian Life Center desk. Submit a prayer request.

Grief with Grace

You have lost someone and things have started to get back to “normal,” but it is still tough. You are not alone! Grief with Grace meets each month for a bite to eat and a confidential round-table pondering of the issues that we all seem to be facing.  Reservations required. To sign up or for more information, please call Mary Jane Russell (248-816-1884).

Voice of Hope

A weekly inspirational message, available 24 hours a day. Messages recorded by lay members provide hope, encouragement and spiritual nourishment when it is needed. To listen, call 248-646-6407 and press 2 when your call is answered by our automated phone system.

Visitation Ministry

Visitation Ministry

This ministry supplements the pastoral care provided by our pastors and is offered by members with warm hearts and good listening skills. Visitation volunteers make phone calls, make visits, bring flowers or bring communion to our members who unable to join us at church. We encourage you to let us know about hospitalizations, a death in the family, or if you or someone you know may need a form of visitation.

Geriatric Care Resources

Learn about connections and resources available that are specific to your current situation. The legwork has already been done for you! By appointment. Caring Ministries Office, Birmingham Campus.

As missions is to our community, country and world, Caring Ministries is to our congregation. From prayer, support and care in times of need to praise, fellowship and celebration of events and answered prayers, Caring Ministries is here.
Caring Ministries Coordinator
ContactSue Anderson Dale
Phone248-646-1200