HOW CAN WE CARE FOR YOU?
PASTORAL & CONGREGATIONAL CARE
We seek to bring Christ’s love to:
the homebound who are feeling disconnected from their church
those with illness or pain, in treatment or recovering, or with long-term troubles
those who are feeling depressed or alone
any who are grieving loved-ones
If you are expecting or adopting a child, please contact us so that we can inform you about all of the ways the Baby Ministry supports families with new additions. A team delivers meals, installs an announcement sign and more.
Contact: Crystal and Jon Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team provides receptions following memorial services and funerals, including set-up, clean-up, beverages and food.
Contacts: Emily Williams,
and Ruth Ann Engle, .
Cards of encouragement are sent to members during illness or crisis. If you know of someone in our church family who might appreciate a card during a time of need please let us know.
Contact: Barbara Goodman,
College Care Packages
Throughout the school year, we like to keep in touch with our college-age students and let them know that we are thinking about them.
Contact: Lisa Richardson,
Home Assistance Ministry
The Home Assistance Ministry helps SMPC members of the congregation who are unable to perform basic home
maintenance with non-hazardous chores. (Example: hanging pictures/
drapes; changing lightbulbs; replacing toilet flappers or A/C filters.)
Contact: Tom Palmgren, ,
Memorials & Funerals
We will walk beside you in the planning of memorial services and funerals held at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church.
Contact: Rev. Whitney Bayer, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care, .
If you have a prayer request that you would like to share, or if you would simply like to become a part of the Prayer Chain, please contact us. Your requests are prayed for faithfully and confidentially.
Contact: Gayle Ireland, 704.451.4706, or .
Prayer shawls are made by the Persian Pickles (SMPC’s knitting and quilting group) which meets on Tuesday mornings at 10am. They are then distributed to members as needed in times of illness or crisis. If you know of a fellow church member who could benefit from a prayer shawl please let us know. Also, let us know if you have interest in joining the Persian Pickles.
Contact: Joyce Highsmith, JAHighsmith@carolina.rr.com
We host a variety of groups to support those facing challenges with personal issues.
We also offer workshops and seminars throughout the year that address issues related to mental and physical health, parenting, elder care, and senior living.
South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church hosts one of the area's largest gatherings of Alcoholics Anonymous.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
This group meets Monday mornings at 10:00 a.m. at South Mecklenburg Presbyterian Church.
January 7 - March 31, 2020
This is a 13-week course and support group for people who are separated or divorced. All are welcome. The current class is at capacity, and another class will be held in the future.
For more information, contact Janet Goetz at .
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The Pet Grief Group
The Pet Grief Group, a group working to provide relief for grieving pet parents who have lost a furry family member, meets on the campus of SMPC. Learn more about the group and view their event schedule here: https://www.facebook.com/thepetgriefgroup/
Contact: Jeff Brockman, email@example.com