Congregational Care

Demonstrating Christ’s love to those that are hurting

HOW CAN BROWNCROFT CARE FOR YOU?

Support groups

At Browncroft, we desire to bear one another’s burdens and support each other spiritually and emotionally as we seek healing and restoration in Christ together. Our support groups are places where you can connect and grow with others on the path to healing.

 

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.
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CAREGIVER SUPPORT

2nd Tuesday of Every Month
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.
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GRIEFSHARE

Sundays
10:30 - 12:30 PM | Room A8
(January 9 – April 3)

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.

divorce care

DIVORCECARE

Sundays
10:30 - 12:30 | Room A12
(January 9 – April 3)
DivorceCare is a support group for individuals who have or are in the process of experiencing divorce or marital separation. Each of the 13 sessions consists of a spiritually-based video seminar followed by a group discussion about the video content.
Hope for Hurting Parents

HOPE FOR HURTING PARENTS

Monthly | First Sunday
Next Meeting: February 6
7:00 PM | Room A10

Hope for Hurting Parents is a support group for parents of teenage and adult children whose lives are far from God. It’s designed to be a safe place to process feelings, discover new strategies, and find encouragement with others who share similar pain.

senior connections

Senior connections (65+)

Monthly | 2nd Friday
Next Meeting: December 10
12:00 PM | 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.

JOB TRANSITION SUPPORT

Given our current economic disruption, you may find yourself in a job/career transition. Browncroft has established a team of volunteers with relevant professional experience who are interested to offer support and perspective in your job/career search process. Depending on your situation, topics may include developing and expanding a search strategy, using tools to improve job search tactics, refining your resume, preparing for and coming across well in interviews, etc. If you are interested in this confidential support,  request to get connected with a volunteer from this team by indicating below.

HOSPITAL OR SHUT-IN VISITATION

Even though visits are not currently permissible in health-care facilities because of the pandemic, we remain concerned in knowing who are in a hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility or in your home. Mention will be made in our weekly prayer sheet.  To notify us of yourself, a family member or another attender of Browncroft, especially those within your small group, please indicate below.

“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