Care ministries

Grief Share, Divorce Care, Stephen Ministry


Care ministries

Grief Share, Divorce Care, Stephen Ministry


GriefShare is a special weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.  It's a place where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss.  This can be a recent loss, or one that you have been dealing with for a long time. Registration is $15 (scholarships are available).


What TO expect:

Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and group discussion.  A GriefShare workbook assists you with note taking, journaling and grief study.  The videos feature top experts on grief recovery, dramatic reenactments about living with grief and real-life stories of people who have experienced losses just like yours.

During the small group discussion time, you'll have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and share your own.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. Join us as we help each other cope with the loss of a loved one and ultimately receive hope for the future. For information go to or email Nancy Switzer at 



DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.  Led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help, DivorceCare meets weekly to help you face challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  Registration is $15 (scholarships are available).

Lasting 13 weeks, each meeting will start with a video then move into a discussion time. DivorceCare is set up to allow attendance at any point during the 13 weeks.  

For information go to or email Terry Lewis at 

Stephen Ministry

What Is Stephen Ministry?

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. Twice a month, Stephen Ministers gather with their Stephen Leaders for supervision and continuing education.



Stephen Ministry is appropriate for people experiencing:

  • grief

  • divorce

  • cancer

  • hospitalization

  • physical rehabilitation

  • long-term care

  • chronic illness

  • terminal illness

  • job loss

  • loss of a home

  • military deployment

For more information about Stephen Ministry and/or to get connected with a Stephen minister contact Kay Haley: 523-0607,


The Deaconness ministry at MCC is a group of women (deaconesses) committed to praying and caring for the congregation. Their ministry includes:

  •   Visitation of those hospitalized, coordination of meals as needed

  •   Care of those “shut-in” by illness or infirmity

  •   Communion preparation

  •   Prayer time for the needs of the congregation

  •   Assistance for families when a death occurs

  •   Delivery of rosebud for birth of a baby

  •   Baptismal assistance

  •   Visitation of those experiencing health problems

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