Inreach Ministry

 

We actively support our community, showing Christ’s love through care, kindness, and service ministries.

Stephen Ministers are ready to provide you with the confidential, one-to-one Christian care you need to make it through a crisis or help you through a difficult time.

What life challenges can a Stephen Minister help me address?

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV). Our Stephen Ministers provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to people who are: · Grieving the death of a love one · Hospitalization or recovering from hospitalization · Lonely or discouraged · Coping with a terminal illness or caring for a family member with a terminal illness · Unemployed or in a job crisis · Disabled or caring for an ill or disabled family members · Moving or relocating · New to the congregation or the community · Anticipating the birth or adoption of a child · Homebound or institutionalized · Transitioning into retirement · Dealing with the crisis of aging · Facing a life transition · Experiencing a spiritual crisis · Victims of a disaster or accident And for people facing countless other crises or life challenges or who are going through a difficult time and could benefit from the care of a supportive Christian friend.

Who are Stephen Ministers?

A Stephen Minister is…. A child of God who walks beside a hurting person; A caring Christian who really listens; A member of our congregation who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide distinctively Christian care; A person who is ready to focus on your needs; A trustworthy confidant who will keep everything you say-and even your identity-confidential

A Stephen Minister is NOT…

A counselor or therapist; A problem-solver; Someone who runs errands or helps with chores; or A casual visitor.

For More Information...

For more information on receiving a Stephen Minister or if you desire to be trained as a Minister, please contact: Pastor Kinndlee at (714) 963-5649 Lorrie Blain at (949) 631-4700 Deenna Eley at (714) 580-3743

Happy Hands is a quilting ministry that distributes quilts to people in need, in support of the ministry of the church, or for special events or occasions.

Hooking-Knitwits is a knitting and chrochet ministry that produces prayer shawls, lap blankets and knit hats for all ages…from newborn babies to adults, including men and women serving in the military. Both groups meet at the same time, so come join the fun on the second Wednesday in March, June, September and December, remembering all items made go to those in need.  If you are new to any of these activities, we can teach you.  We do have yarn, needles/crochet hooks, fabric and a sewing machine.

Care Ministers provide the ministry of visitation either in person or by phone for members and friends of our congregation. This includes taking Holy Communion into the homes of our shut-ins. Training and support are provided.

Care and Kindness Volunteers provide acts of kindness and support for members of the congregation by providing things like rides to the doctor, meals after hospitalization, etc.

Facility Management is a group of volunteers that meet monthly, typically on the first Saturday, to do maintenance and improvements to our buildings and grounds.