Faith Community is partnering with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer two care groups (listed below). Both classes are FREE and open to the public. Each class also includes a free dinner and childcare. To register or for more information, please visit www.nami-bc.org or call 513-860-8396.
NAMI Family to Family
Do you have a loved one who is affected by anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with communicating with them or how best to support them without enabling them? Beginning Tuesday, January 8, Faith Community will be hosting a 12-week care group for family members who have a loved one experiencing or suspected of having a mental health disorder. This group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Beginning Tuesday, January 15, this 6-week class will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm. The class will educate parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed.
Single Parenting Care Group
Being a parent is one of life’s great blessings, but it can also be difficult, draining and sometimes overwhelming. To offer support, hope and strength for single parents, Faith offers an ongoing, weekly care group every Tuesday from 7 - 8 pm. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with other single parents in a safe and nurturing environment. The group will address a variety of relevant weekly topics including self-care, boundaries, finances and much more. Free childcare and homework help are available for children.
God doesn’t promise us an easy life but he does promise to help us through whatever we face. Care Ministry at Faith Community is a ministry where we share in and feel God’s grace.
Hospital visitation can be requested for yourself or another person. Please click the link below for our care request form. Someone from the hospital team will contact you regarding your request.
We have a visitation team that meets with people in personal homes or retirement homes on a monthly basis. It is a blessing to the people being visited, as well as for the people making the visit.
Homebound visits can be requested for yourself or another person. Please click the link below for our care request form. Someone from the hospital team will contact you regarding your request.
Stephen Ministry is a ministry in which trained and supervised laypersons, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals facing life challenges or difficulties. Stephen Ministers are caring Christian friends who listen, understand, accept, and pray for and with people who are working through a crisis or a tough time.
Care receivers are the recipients of Stephen Ministers’ care. They are people from our church or community who are experiencing divorce, grief, loss of a job, loneliness, hospitalization, terminal illness, or any of an endless number of other life difficulties.
Stephen Ministers usually meet with their care receivers once a week for about an hour for as long as the care receiver will benefit from the relationship. Stephen Ministers complete 50 hours of training in Christian caregiving, including general topics such as listening, feelings, and personal boundaries. In addition, their training covers specialized topics such as ministering to the divorced, hospitalized, bereaved, and aging. If you are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact the Stephen Ministry Leaders: Sharon or Terry Burg at 513-777-7306.
Stephen Ministers are not counselors; they are trained lay caregivers. Their role is to listen and care — not to give advice or counsel. Stephen Ministers are also trained to recognize when a care receiver’s need exceeds what they can provide.
Trust is essential to a caring relationship and Stephen Ministers are people you can trust. Confidentiality is one of the most important principles of Stephen Ministry, and what a care receiver tells his or her Stephen Minister is kept in strictest confidence.
If you would like to hear from one of our Stephen Ministers, click the link below for our care request form and someone from our Stephen Ministry team will contact you.
What To Do If You Have An Emergency
In the event of a family hospitalization, crisis or death, please contact the church office to notify our staff so we can let the pastors, prayer team, and visitation team know. Groups will be informed in order to offer prayer and support as appropriate.
Please Note: Hospitals do not call us, so it is important family members or friends contact the church directly to keep us informed.
Options for requesting care:
- During business hours (
M–Th9-4 pm; F 9 am-12 pm), please call the church office at 513-777-9533.
- Outside of business hours, a pastor can be reached by calling the church phone number at 513-777-9533 prompt #6. Your message will be recorded and then immediately sent to a pastor for a return phone call.