Care & Support Ministries
Church Office: (480) 491-2210
Caregivers Support Team
 
The Caregivers Support Team is dedicated to helping those who find themselves in the position of giving long term care to family members and friends. Our goal is to help them find ways to maximize the blessing and minimize the stress. We are continuing to develop and implement means of encouraging and informing caregivers through a file of care resources, phone calls, cards, prayers and follow up visits at home to encourage the patient and caregiver.
 
Linda Olsen
(602)750-3777
lindafolsen@gmail.com
 
Deaf Ministry
There is a certified ASL interpreter for the 11am Contemporary Worship service each Sunday morning. ASL interpreter’s also sign for the Women’s Bible Study on Wednesdays at 9am in the Community Center (F Building).
 
Richard Redos
rredos@azcc.org
(480) 347-9381
Grief Share
Sundays from 2:00-4:00pm in Room G3
Grief Share is a caring group of people whose goal is to walk alongside you through life’s most difficult experiences so that you do not feel you are alone. Our program is a 13 week course.
 
Karen Thelander kthelander@cox.net
Debbie Burns dburns39@yahoo.com
Any further questions, contact the church office at 480-491-2210.
Divorce Care
Not Meeting This Spring
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:15pm in Room E5
You don’t have to go through divorce alone. We would like for you to join us and begin to learn how to recover from the pain of separation and divorce, how to deal with the pain of the past and look forward to rebuilding your life from people who understand how you feel. Join our seminar and support group on Tuesdays from 6:30PM – 8:15PM in E5.
 
If you have any questions, contact the church office at 480-491-2210. 
Prepare & Enrich Ministry - Building Strong Marriages
Prepare & Enrich
Great marriages don’t just happen. Most of the time, couples spend more time planning the perfect wedding than they do a healthy marriage. Building a strong marriage or revitalizing an existing marriage takes encouragement and the right tools. We have over 7 years of experience helping couples prepare for and revitalize lasting biblically based marriages through PREPARE AND ENRICH, a Christian program founded on 40+ years of research with 30000+ couples. We offer 2 unique types of marriage mentoring: Pre-marriage mentoring, and Revitalizing marriage mentoring. Both processes provide couples with more understanding and clarity to talk about sensitive topics. 
 
Cost:
We do not charge a fee for Arizona Community Church referrals. For those who participate in the Prepare and Enrich program, there is a $40 assessment fee, payable to Prepare & Enrich when the assessment is completed online. There is also a $10 fee ($5 X 2) for couples’ workbooks.
 
Tom & Sue Adams
(602) 741-7551
adams1709@yahoo.com

Dementia Caregivers Support Group

Last Wednesday of each month from 1:00-2:00pm in Room G1
Our goal is to minister to the growing number of adults who care for friends & family affected by Dementia, and also to better inform about this devastating group of diseases. Our hope is that this helps those effected not feel that they have to keep their diagnosis a secret so that they don’t miss out on helpful fellowship. Each of our facilitators that has gone through training with the Alzheimer’s Association also holds an abiding faith and trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, meaning that what we offer our members will always be based on the Word of God first and foremost. 
 
Bob Van Ausdle (480) 330-6404 bobvcalifornia@yahoo.com
Linda Olsen (602) 750-3777 lindafolsen@gmail.com
Single Women’s Connection
2nd Sunday Monthly at 11:00am
Meet at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen
2530 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler 85224
 
Looking for friendships with other single women (widowed, divorced, never married) who understand what you are going through? Join us for some lunch and conversation.
 
Jan Christian 520-840-7360
Dee Braden 480-895-6735

Faith Community Nurses

Barb Clark and Joey Spears saw a need to freely serve the ACC Community.  They hold current Arizona licenses and have completed the required course in Faith Community Nursing. Together they offer many years of  hospital and outpatient nursing experience.

Areas of Expertise:

Health advocate for acute and ongoing medical concerns
Navigation through the health care process
Spiritual support
Health education
Hospital and post hospital monitoring
Review of hospital discharge instructions
 
Barb Clark RN (480) 221-7156
Joey Spears RN, BSN (480) 273-4539
Jane A. Joynt Retired School Nurse
 
Please call us with any further questions. We’re here for you!

Stephen Ministers

The goal of Stephen Ministry is to provide ongoing care to the hospitalized, the elderly, the lonely, the shut in and housebound, and those in a spiritual crisis. We are available for confidential prayer, support & in person visits.
 
Bob & Sandi Benzer
bobbenzer@cox.net
(480) 961-8637
ACC Food Bank
Room D3
Thank you so much for your continued support in providing groceries to meet the needs of those who are hungry in our church & community! Our church family is strongest when together, so none of this could happen without your help. If you are interested in ways to help contribute to the church food bank, we keep the weekly bulletin up to date with items that are needed most.
 
Nancy Pruitt
nancy.pruitt@gmail.com
Medical Lending Equipment
For those dealing with injuries or illnesses and are in need of medical assisting equipment, our ministry is ready to assist by providing wheelchairs, crutches, walkers and more for you to borrow. For more information about available lenders, please contact Linda Jacobs.
 
Linda Jacobs
(480) 628-5390
lindajacobs44@yahoo.com