World Within Weekend

Please join us for our “World Within Weekend” celebrating the self-care and caregiving ministries of the church on Saturday and Sunday, January 25-26, 2020.

Saturday Self-Care Seminars

All seminars will be held from 10am-12pm, and the $10 registration fee includes lunch in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Mind and Body Care
    learn contemplative prayer practices and chair-yoga exercises that will help you de-stress at home

  • The Best Gift You Can Give Your Family: Preparing for the End of Life
    An attorney and a minister will answer your questions about the legal issues, funeral plans, and spiritual considerations of end-of-life preparation.

  • Marriage Enrichment 
    A licensed marriage therapist will draw from years of experience to provide tools for keeping your marriage strong.

  • Tending to Your Grief
    A minister will lead a discussion about self-care for dealing with loss.

  • Addiction Recovery: AA and Al-anon 
    A recovery specialist will explain how addiction functions and what to do about it in a confidential space.

Caregiver Respite Dinner 

On Saturday evening, January 25, on the Terrace Level of the AYMC, we will provide an evening of respite care for members who are caring for people with special needs at home. This will include a delicious meal, chair and hand massages, a quiet room, art and game tables, and fellowship, all free gifts to those among us who are caring for others. Please nominate caregivers you know on the form included on this page and we’ll follow up with an invitation.

Worship on Sunday

On Sunday morning, January 26, the Narthex will be filled with a Ministry Fair where you can meet the church members behind our Pastoral Care ministries and find out how to both receive care and how to participate in care-giving through:

  • Stephen Ministry
  • Congregational Care Visitors
  • Knit One, Crochet Two
  • Centering Prayer Group
  • LGBTQi Support Group
  • Addiction Recovery: AA and Al-Anon support groups
  • Transportation Ministries (worship, medical appointments, golf cart ministry)
  • Delivery Ministries: Bereavement Meals, Flowers to Friends, Midweek Meals
  • Counseling

Please join us! And if you see an area listed above where you’d like to contribute your help, please contact me: Kyle Matthews, Minister of Pastoral Care, via email or phone at extension 138. Or, use the form on this page to indicate interest.

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