Our congregation is a diverse, open and welcoming community of Christians who gather throughout the week in a wide variety of small groups. Explore the many options to find a group that fits your interests. Contact Pastor Mary Jo Laabs, Interim Associate Minister for Congregational Life, with questions.
Support & Care
Advance care planning is a way to help our loved ones make tough medical decisions for us when we are not able to make them ourselves. This is a daunting topic: 60% of people say that this communication is extremely important, yet 56% of the same individuals have not documented their preferences.
Faith Ambassadors are trained to make this process easier. They meet with small groups, families and individuals upon request.
Contact: Jean Coenraad
Family/Friends Mental Illness Support Group
Third Thursday of the month, 7:00–8:30 PM
Serious and persistent mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression, are devastating both for those who have them and for their families and friends. If you know someone who has a mental illness and you need somewhere to turn for emotional and practical support, then this group is designed for you. Please note that this group is intended for people in an active caregiving relationship with a loved one suffering from mental illness, not for those struggling with mental illnesses themselves. New participants are welcome at any session, and members of the community are welcome.
Check the Community Calendar for the next meeting.
Contact: Steve Hirby
Friends in Christ
The Friends in Christ visitation team calls regularly on our elderly and homebound members. While maintaining confidentiality, team members meet at least once a quarter to share the wisdom gained from their experiences and to learn more about helping as a Friend in Christ. We continually welcome new volunteers in this area. If you are interested please contact Jean Coenraad.
Friends in Christ also has an ongoing card ministry that sends cards to elderly and homebound members. Contact Gail Alger.
If you know someone in need of a Friend in Christ, please contact one of the pastors or the church office at (920)733-7393.
Called as we are to journey with one another in faith, the Stephen Ministry trains laypersons to minister to others who are experiencing times of transition or crisis. This is a one-to-one ministry in which caregivers are paired with care-receivers to build confidential, loving relationships during a particular time of need.
If you are experiencing a time of crisis or a life-changing event and would like to be matched with a Stephen Minister, please contact the church office at (920) 733-7393. If you would like become a Stephen Minister, contact Ernestine Whitman.