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The Care Ministry is available to anyone who needs care.

PURPOSE
The PURPOSE of the Littleton Church C.A.R.E.
Ministry is to communicate the inner meaning and action of the Gospel to people at their time of need.

CARE
Life can be tough, but you don’t have to go through it alone. We want to help. Whatever you’re facing, we know that the first step to getting past whatever is holding you back is to reach out and talk to someone. WHAT IF SUCCESS IS ONE CONVERSATION AWAY?

Our trained Care Ministers will talk and pray and interact with people about whatever is going on in their life. These newly trained Care Ministers are joining our existing Stephen Ministers in this C.A.R.E MINISTRY.

This new Littleton Church Care Ministry is about:

· LOVING PEOPLE, not centered around issues

· RELATIONSHIPS and PRESENCE, not programs

· FAITH, not fixating and ‘fixing’
  

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-on-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.

To learn how to become, or receive from, a Stephen Minister, email Mike Myers (Pastoral Care Minister), one of our ministers, or a Stephen Leader.

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GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
MIKE@LITTLETONCHURCH.ORG

GriefShare Event at the Littleton Church of Christ

Your JOURNEY from MOURNING to JOY

Sundays, 4-6pm

Weekly Session Topics

Each week your group will watch a video seminar on DVD. The GriefShare videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. The videos are produced in a compelling television magazine format and feature interviews with grief recovery experts, mini-dramas, on-location video, and real-life stories of people who have experienced the death of a loved one.

ORIENTATION/REGISTRATION SESSION AGENDA
Sunday, September 8 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Holding a GriefShare Orientation/Registration Session prior to starting the actual 13-week cycle of video content is an excellent strategy that will help orient new group members and calm what would otherwise be first-session nervousness and discomfort.

Here is a snapshot of key themes found in each of the 13 GriefShare session videos (you don't have to attend every session - you can choose).

1. Is This Normal? - September 15
2. Challenges of Grief - September 22
3. The Journey of Grief – Part One - September 29
4. The Journey of Grief – Part Two - October 6
5. Grief and Your Relationships - October 13
6. Why? - October 20
7. Guilt and Anger - October 27
8. Complicating Factors - November 3
9. Stuck - November 10
10. Lessons of Grief – Part One - November 17
11. Lessons of Grief – Part Two - November 24
12. Heaven - December 8
13. What Do I Live for Now? - December 15
For more information contact Mike Myers, mike@littletonchurch.org

How GriefShare works

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

“Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.”

GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session has three distinct elements:

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