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Asking for Help When You Need It

This pandemic season is particularly difficult for many among us. Parents are juggling work-at-home, alongside the online education of their children. Graduates are missing prom and graduation festivities. Many postponed medical care until we can see our providers in person. Many live alone and cannot gather with friends or family. Some are living in grief yet cannot mourn the loss of a loved one in traditional ways.

We understand. These are ways we can help you travel through a season of uncertainty:

  • Stephen Ministry: Contact Alisa (or any Stephen Leader or Stephen Minister) to see if a Stephen Minister is right for you. Stephen Ministers are trained to accompany you through difficult times. Their job isn’t to make it go away … but to walk you through it. Their training and experience attune them to your needs, your hopes, and your goals while centered in Christ. This is a confidential, one-on-one ministry that makes a difference in the lives of many.
  • Pastoral Presence: Sometimes, what you want is pastoral presence. Just ask.
  • Faith & Grief Ministry: Faith and Grief is a Christ-centered ministry designed for those living with loss. Downloadable resources and access to online meetings is available at Second Presbyterian Faith and Grief leaders Chris Herring and Jo Ann McQuade are also available to guide.
  • Support for Dementia Caregivers: The Second Presbyterian Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group is resuming its twice monthly meetings online. The group meets on the first and third Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Alisa, Jo Ann McQuade or Janet Nelson.
  • Prayer: Please keep the church informed of your joys and concerns, so we can join you in prayer. Also, as you join in the various online groups that meet during the week, you can trust your church friends with your prayer needs.
  • Practical Needs: Please let the church know of practical needs where we can help. If you are living alone and feeling isolated, we can match you with a member or member family to stay in touch regularly during this season. If a meal or a prescription pickup would be helpful, let us know.