CARE MINISTRIES

Hope and Healing
Opportunities to Care for our Community

Right now more than ever is our opportunity to “be the Church,” and to bring the hope and healing of the gospel to our broken world. There are incredible stories of impact taking place. We have a number specific ways we want to encourage your small group, family, or group of friends to be the hands and feet of Jesus. Visit highlandscc.org/hopeandhealing to learn more.



Hurting? Hopeless? In need of help?

We all go through crisies and difficult seasons of life. Highlands Community Church is committed to help you at your point of need. It’s all part of our mission to bring the hope and healing of the gospel to our broken world!


Serving in Care Ministries

Meeting people’s needs involves far more than the capacity of our pastors and staff. It’s our goal to put your time and talents to good use by equipping and training you. We develop leaders to oversee our various care ministries and work to strengthen connections with those in small groups, adult ministries, and our community. These ministries work together to provide support for people in times of crisis, whether it be social, spiritual or health-related. Caring for others in this way creates Christ-like patterns in all of us that bring wholeness and health to our church family. To learn more about serving in Care Ministries, contact Alicia Fiess.


CARE MINISTRY STORIES

Personal Needs



Grief Share

GriefShare is a 13-week series that is lead by people who understand what you are experiencing and offer encouragement during this difficult time.   Each session includes a video featuring top experts on grief recovery, followed by a group discussion where you will have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences, and share your own.
Next Series: November 5| 6:30-8:30 PM | Via Zoom | Cost: $5  |  Register Here

Contact Tom Durrant at tom.durrant2@gmail.com
Visit GriefShare for more information on this ministry.

Divorce Care

DivorceCare is a group that features biblical teaching for those recovering from divorce or separation. The groups are led by people who have been through a divorce themselves and successfully rebuilt their lives. During the weekly meetings they will show you how to deal with the hurt caused by your separation or divorce.
Next Series: September 3 - December 10  |  7-9 PM  |  via Zoom
Cost: $20  |  Register here

Surviving the Holidays: Join us for a special seminar designed to help separated and divorced people with all the emotions around the holidays. This seminar will be over Zoom. Once you register, you will be sent a booklet for the seminar.
Cost: Free  |  Register here

For more information, contact Bev Davies at bevdavies@comcast.net
Visit DivorceCare for more information on this ministry.

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

For more information, contact Bob Burnie at rburnie@icloud.com

 

Counseling

Highlands pastors provide counseling for individuals and couples, offering biblically based solutions, encouragement and prayer.   Highlands also provides referrals to Christian counselors who have been prescreened in accordance with biblical standards.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Lay Premarital counseling

Members of Highlands are trained to provide premarital counseling and guidance.   They meet with engaged couples and work through a number of relationship skills including communication, conflict resolution, growth areas and goal setting.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Celebrate Recovery

The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight Christ- centered recovery principles.  By working and applying these Biblical principles, you will grow spiritually and find freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups.

Fridays  |  7-9 PM  |  via Zoom  |  email cr@highlandscc.org for zoom access

For more information, contact Mike and Darla Lorbeski at darla.lorbeski@comcast.net

CHEERLEADERS AND CHAMPIONS

The purpose of Cheerleaders and Champions is to encourage and strengthen those who are dealing with cancer. This Christ-centered group offers friendship for life through sharing, listening, laughing, learning, opening God's Word and praying. It welcomes both women and men, those with cancer, and those who can lend a supporting hand.

For more information, please contact Ernie or Norene Antin at Norene77@yahoo.com

 

Visitation

Highlands' Visitation Team is composed of Highlands members who have received training to visit people in hospitals, nursing homes, retirement home, and other places where the need exists.   Team members reach out with love and listening to those in need, and work alongside the pastoral staff to shepherd people in crisis.

For more information, contact  Pastor Barry at barryb@highlandscc.org

Bereavement

Highlands understands how difficult this time of grief can be.   We are ready to help you with pastoral care, funeral and memorial service planning,  and receptions that will meet your needs.

For more information, contact Cathy Joss at cathyj@highlandscc.org

Practical Needs


From time to time, people in our church family may need help with meals, a temporary place to stay, auto or home repair or maintenance, transportation, or vocational services. If you would like to volunteer to help with these needs, or if you are currently experiencing one of them, please submit the form below.