Congregational Care

HOW CAN BROWNCROFT CARE FOR YOU?

Support groups

It can be difficult to face life’s stressful situations alone. Support groups bring people struggling with similar challenges together. They can help reduce feelings of isolation and provide an opportunity for members to share support, encouragement, and empowerment strategies with one another. 

celebrate recovery

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

Tuesdays
7:00 PM | Explore Theater
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered ministry to explore freedom and healing from our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We spend the first hour in worship and teaching or testimony, followed by gender-specific Open Share Groups.

Midlife Discipleship

Next Meeting: Saturday, June 15
9:00 AM | Browncroft Café

Introducing a new ongoing ministry for those in the midlife years. Together we’ll explore issues relevant to this season of life, discover fresh opportunities for renewed strength, build relationships, and foster the kind of supportive community that leads to greater discipleship.

Senior connections

Next Meeting: Friday, June 14
12:00 PM | Browncroft Café

Senior Connections seeks to provide an opportunity for senior adults (age 65+) to come together in community with one another as we pursue spiritual enrichment and engagement in the life of the Church.

GRIEFSHARE

Sundays
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
(January 5, 2025 - March 30, 2025)

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences – the death of a loved one. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. Each of the 13 sessions consists of a video seminar followed by a group discussion about the video content.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT

Monthly | 2nd Tuesday
6:00 - 8:00 PM | Room A12
The Caregiver Support Group is a community where friends and families of people affected by dementia can discuss their care-giving and emotional issues in a Christian environment. This group forms bonds of encouragement through faith, study and prayer.

HOSPITAL OR SHUT-IN VISITATION

We are concerned to know who is in a hospital, nursing home, or assisted living facility. Please notify us if this is the case for yourself, a family member, or another attender of Browncroft. We will make mention of it in our weekly prayer sheet distributed by email to over 200 prayer warriors.
 
Additionally, volunteer companions are available to visit those who are isolated and in need of someone to talk to.
 
“For He has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; He has not hidden His face from him but has listened to his cry for help.” Psalm 22:24

PROVIDING MEALS

When someone is experiencing a trying life circumstance, the question is commonly asked “What can I do for you?”  This can apply to a death in the immediate family, the birth of a newborn, recovery from a  difficult medical procedure (following surgery, chemotherapy, etc.) or other such situations.

One practical means of assisting someone is by providing a meal – a very necessary but sometimes difficult task.   When the need arises, you’ll be provided a link to their Meal Train describing their circumstance, a listing of available dates, what meals others are providing, dietary restrictions, delivery location and time, etc. Together we can meet a need as a community of faith to help each other in this practical way. If you’d like to receive an email to provide a meal, please indicate your willingness below.

PASTORAL COUNSELING

We are receptive to responding to those who are troubled by difficult life circumstances such as strained relationships, grief counseling, conflict management, marital discord, parenting issues or long-term medical ailments. Referrals can be made to professional Christian counselors as appropriate.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  2 Corinthians 1:3-4

FUNERALS OR MEMORIALS

When a death occurs in your immediate family and support from the church is requested, we will come alongside the family to make the necessary arrangements in conjunction with a local funeral home. Please notify us below as soon as conveniently possible after the time of death. Include a phone number to be called as a response.

“Being absent from the body is to be present with the Lord” 2 Corinthians 5:8