Breast cancer – all far too common. All of us have been touched by breast cancer in some way. This month we encourage all women to make sure they are taking good care of themselves and having routine exams. For more information, click here: https://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month/. If you or someone you love is affected by cancer, we want to be here with you. We have ways to support you, care for you and walk beside you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your co-worker comes up to you and asks if you could please go to lunch. They really need someone to talk to. You instantly become quite nervous. You don’t know what the issue is and don’t feel like you’ll have any answers for them. Many times just sitting down to listen to someone pour out their heart, hurt, pain or frustration is help enough. People don’t need you to fix the, they need you to care for them. To give them a safe space to really be listened to. Not to be judged for how their feeling or the way they present themselves. To just sit and be with them is one of the most loving things you can do. You don’t have to have answers. It’s even better that you don’t because God and your friend will find the answer themselves. You can be available to be a shoulder to lean on. The best gift there is.
Service of Hope – Nov. 27
4:30pm – Room S305
Facing the holidays carrying the weight of loss, the weight of lost health, the weight of financial challenges or the weight of life itself can be anything but jolly. It does not mean we are without hope though. Romans 15:13 shares this: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. We offer this service as a place where you and God can live into His promise of hope beyond circumstance. We will worship, receive encouragement from the spoken word and a gift to take home with you. God bless you as you bring friends or family to join you in this Service of Hope.
Stephen Ministry is here for you as you begin to face the holidays. Time with family is always special but can be challenging. Finances might be tight, and the holidays add extra weight to an already tight belt. This may be the first holiday season you are making memories without the person that’s been in so many of past memories. Having someone to process these emotions out with can be helpful. And can even be a gift to our family as we’ll be able to journey the holidays with a better approach. A Stephen Minister can help by non-judgmentally listening. No fixing, no interrupting, no preaching. Contact our Caring Pastor at email@example.com or 678-869-1135.