SUPPORT & CARE
Support Groups and ways to serve as a Caregiver
Divorce takes a toll on us: financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Divorce Recovery is a 10-week class for anyone struggling in the midst or aftermath of a divorce. Class topics include combating stigma and negative self-talk, healthy versus unhealthy coping skills, grieving the death of a relationship, taking responsibility for your future, and creating & establishing a supportive community.
MONDAY GRIEF SUPPORT
Are you suffering after the death of someone close to you? Grief is emotionally and physically painful. The pain is so deep that it can become overwhelming. Cokesbury’s Grief Support Group meetings are a place for you to rest and restore. This group uses a curriculum from Griefshare to work through the process of grieving. You are invited to join us each Monday evening from 6:30 – 8:00 in Room 200 on the North Campus.
RECOVERY AT COKESBURY
COKESBURY COUNSELING CENTER
Our Vision: We envision empowered single-parent families thriving through supportive community and tools of growth.
What is it? Hope Initiative is a ministry that comes alongside single-parent families. Through it, families have an opportunity to draw closer to Jesus, to build up a support system, to receive a delicious meal, and to receive tutoring for students. We meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:45-7:45 pm during the school year.
How to enroll: Families may join Hope Initiative at the start of a new semester by emailing Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal of the Congregational Care ministry is to provide a caring Christian community where every person can find strength and support when they are hurting. We encourage all of you to find ways to care for those in your small groups or in your community. Telephone calls, cards, prayers, and meals send a message of caring and compassion. If you are in need of care, or if you wish to volunteer for one of our care teams, please email Shirley Gross or call 865-246-0448.
People are precious, and when they hurt or suffer, they deserve the best care and support we can offer. Stephen Ministers are volunteers from our congregation who receive extensive training and are committed to serving and providing the best care possible for people walking through a difficult season of life.
If you are interested in either becoming a Stephen Minister or would like to request one to walk alongside you during a difficult time, please email Shirley Gross or at 865-246-0448.
HEART TOUCH MINISTRY TEAM
Heart Touch is a visitation ministry to homebound members of our church community, which helps them to continue to feel a true part of our church. Team members are responsible for making two visits per month, and telephone calls and cards as needed. For more information, contact Shirley Gross at email@example.com or 865-246-0448.
KNIT OR CROCHET PRAYER SHAWLS
In a family, the time of the greatest need is during the loss of a loved one. Join a team who care for and attend to the needs of a grieving family during the funeral services. Volunteers are needed to prepare a dish, help serve a meal or help the pastors attend to the grieving family before and/or after the service. The ministry operates on an on-call basis, being available to serve when needed. Volunteers report that while serving during this time is a ministry of giving, they receive great blessings from doing so. Please contact Shirley Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-246-0448 if you wish to volunteer or are in need of bereavement care.