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
A Caregiver's Journey
Finding meaning and purpose as you care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Facilitators: Kathy Garner (SMPC Faith Ambassador through the Alzheimer’s Association) and Rev. Whitney Bayer.
Contact: Rev. Whitney Bayer to sign up, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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,
If you or someone you know has experienced a death in the family, hospitalization or other crisis, a team of SMPC volunteers offers support by providing a meal for you and your family.
Contact: Julie Rothrock, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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, email@example.com.
Our pastors hope to connect with you personally, establish relationships, and be beside you in times of need. We want to be with you during hospital stays, in church, and in your home.
Contact: Rev. Whitney Bayer, Associate Pastor for Congregational care, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Do you know someone that needs a ride to worship or church activities? How about someone who could use help getting to a doctor's appointment or the grocery store? SMPC has a team of volunteer drivers ready to serve.
Contact: Marion Kay, email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also visit www.divorcecare.com.
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