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.
 
Contact Linda Olsen at (602)750-3777 or at lindafolsen@gmail.com

DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

The Dementia Caregivers Support Group seeks first of all to minister to the growing number of adults who care for friends and family affected by Dementia and secondly to better inform the “Body of Believers” about this devastating group of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, thus removing the existing stigma.
 
By keeping the caregivers healthy, informed and encouraged there is a better outlook for the patient and the caregiver and less likelihood that they will keep the diagnosis secret and avoid the fellowship that they used to enjoy.
 
In addition to the training and information our facilitators have received from the Alzheimer’s Association, they also hold an abiding faith and trust in Christ as Lord and Savior and therefore offer members continuing intercessory prayer and encouragement based on the Word of God.
 
We meet the last Wednesday of each month from 12:30pm – 2:00pm in E main
Bob Van Ausdle (480) 330-6404 bobvcalifornia@yahoo.com
Linda Olsen (602) 750-3777 lindafolsen@gmail.com
Olive Falstad R.N. (480) 747-2039 olivefalstad@q.com
 
GRIEF SHARE
Sundays from 2:00PM – 4:00PM in E5
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 on Sundays from 2:00-4:00 pm.
 
If you have any questions contact the church office at 480-491-2210 or contact
Karen Thelander at kthelander@cox.net or Debbie Burns at dburns39@yahoo.com.
DIVORCE CARE
Tuesdays from 6:30PM – 8:15PM in 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. 
NEW BEGINNINGS WIDOW’S CONNECTION
Looking for friendships with widowed women who understand what you’re going through? Join us for some lunch and conversation.
 
2nd Sunday of each month
11:00 AM at Cheddar’s, 2530 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler 85224.
Next meetings on Jan 12th and Feb 9th
 
Contact Jan Christian at 520-840-7360 or Dee Braden at 480-895-6735

FAITH COMMUNITY NURSING

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
 
Please call us for questions and/or post hospital review.
Barb Clark, RN 480-221-7156, or Joey Spears, RN, BSN 480-273-4539

STEPHEN MINISTRY

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
FOOD BANK – D3
We are thankful for your continued support in providing groceries to meet the needs of those who are hungry in our church & community. We could not do it without your help. We keep the weekly bulletin up to date with items that are needed most.
 
For more information on how you can help serve,
please contact Nancy Pruitt at nancy.pruitt@gmail.com
MEDICAL LENDING EQUIPMENT
Available with listings of lenders having crutches, walkers, wheelchairs and more for you to borrow.
 
For more information on medical lending equipment,
contact Linda Jacobs at 480-628-5390, or at lindajacobs44@yahoo.com.
CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
Our goal with Christian counseling is to provide you with a place that you feel safe, and can talk to someone one-on-one about things that are weighing you down in life. The benefit of Christian counseling is that wisdom and advice provided to you by the counselor will always be centered around Christ, and allowing Him to be your life support through tough times. If this is something you feel interested in giving a try, let us know. We are available and happy to help. Just having someone who you can be honest with is so important.
 
Feel free to call the church office anytime at 480-491-2210