Care Ministry

When a friend or family needs help…

The counseling ministry at ACC is open to everyone in the congregation and in the community.  
Biblical Counselor – Michael Decious (available Wednesdays)
Christian Counselor – Travis Dale MA, MFT
 
The focus is on Marriage and Family issues, while also recognizing individual needs.
Please call the church office for more information and specific help.  480-491-2210
 
Our Hospital Visitation Ministry seeks to extend the love, comfort and compassion of Jesus to those who are admitted to the hospital. We want to encourage, support and pray for healing, peace and restoration for you and your loved ones. 
 
ACC believes in extending the love, comfort, and compassion of Jesus Christ to those who are recovering from illness or medical treatment. 
Contact Pastor Bill Meiter at bmeiter@azcc.org for more information or call the church office at 480-491-2210

WE ALSO OFFER THESE  SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Caregivers Support

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 helpful presentations, a file of care resources, home visits , phone calls , cards, prayers and follow up visits at hospitals, rehabilitation centers and group homes.
 
Contact Linda Olsen (602) 750 3777 lindafolsen@gmail.com
 

 

Dementia Caregivers’

Support Group

Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group

The Dementia Caregivers Support Group has a goal of ministering to the growing number of adults who care for friends and family affected by the many forms of Dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. 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 both literally disappear from the “Body of Believers” with whom they used to worship and serve regularly. 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 at 12:30 – 2:00pm in D5
Contact Bob Van Ausdle (480) 330 6404 bobvcalifornia@yahoo.com
Linda Olsen (602) 750 3777 lindafolsen@gmail.com

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Stephen Ministry

Providing ongoing confidential care to the hospitalized, the elderly, the lonely, the shut in and housebound, and those in spiritual crisis.
 
Contact  Bob & Sandi Benzer at bobbenzer@cox.net.

DivorceCare

 
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 6:30 to 8:15 in E Bldg Rm5 . If you have any questions contact the church office at 480-491-2210. 
Spring 2019 Session begins Jan 15th 
 
Our Divorce Care facilitators are: Beth Peterson                              bethlup1@gmail.com            (480) 466-7636         
 
 
 
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Grief Share is caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Join our seminar and support group 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  kthelander@cox.net
 
The Spring 2019 session of Grief Share starts on Sunday, Jan 27th (from 2 pm to 4 pm) in E5.  Each class is self-contained so you may join the group at any time. Each topic is independent.
 
 

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

Joey Spears, RN, BSN  480.273.4539

 

NEW BEGINNINGS

WIDOW’S CONNECTION

Looking for friendships with widowed women who understand what you are going through?  
 
Meet for lunch and conversation on the 2nd Sunday of each month,
11:00 AM at Cheddar’s, 2530 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler 85224.
 
Contact Jan Christian at 480-940-2380 or Dee Braden at 480-895-6735 to confirm dates.