Congregational Care

Country Club Christian Church is a caring and supportive community of faith, offering encouragement and assistance in many ways as well as providing opportunities for members of our congregation to volunteer their time and talents in supportive roles. Congregational Care ministers to our membership and the community in the following ways:

AA and Al-Anon

Groups for those dealing with alcohol related difficulties. See Recovery Support Groups for more information. Click here for an update about AA and Al-Anon meetings during the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order. 

Alzheimer’s Care Discussion Group

A facilitated discussion about the care of family members suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and support for their care-givers. For information, contact Rev. Joe Walker.

Bereavement Ministry

A group of volunteers sends notes of care to those who have experienced a recent loss.

Care Notes

Resource pamphlets which offer helpful information and spiritual encouragement regarding many of life’s crises. Available in the display area across from the main office and in the Congregational Care office at no cost.

Faith and Grief Lunch

Our Faith and Grief Lunch Ministry offers a safe place for those who grieve to remember, listen, and pray together. The loss of a loved one or friend may have been very recent and your grief may be very immediate and intense. Or you may have lost someone years ago and an anniversary or similar event has reawakened that pain. At the Faith and Grief Lunch, participants gather around tables for a simple box lunch and sharing guided by a trained facilitator. You may attend one time or for as long as you find the lunch helpful. The meal begins at noon and ends promptly at 1:00 p.m., making it accessible for those who work. Lunches are offered the first Tuesday of every month. Everyone is welcome – those of all faiths as well as those who profess no spiritual beliefs. The lunch is free, provided by the sponsoring churches. This ministry is a collaboration St. Andrew’s Episcopal, St. John’s United Methodist, Second Presbyterian, Village Presbyterian, and Country Club Christian Church. Lunches are hosted at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village. For information, contact Joe Walker, 816-333-4917 or click here.

Funerals and Memorials

Country Club Christian Church offers support and assistance to individuals and families who have lost a loved one. Please call 816-333-4917 for more information or to speak with a minister.

Columbarium and Rose Garden

A columbarium and rose garden outside the George Hamilton Combs Chapel are available for the interment of cremains. Please call 816-333-4917 for more information.

Green Burial Options

For more information about burial practices which are gentle to the body and return the loved one to the earth from which they came, click here, or contact Joe Walker

Grief and Other Support Groups

We offer grief and other support groups at different times throughout the year. We can also help connect you with existing groups in the community.

Prayer Ministry

A ministry of intercessory prayer offered by a group of volunteers. Prayers are received on prayer request cards (located in our pews), by phone or email to Rev. Joe Walker. Volunteers are welcome and guidance is provided. 

Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in Rm. 202. The third Thursday of each month we meet in a retirement community.

Visiting Communion

Elders, deacons, and volunteers offer monthly communion visits to individuals confined to their homes or care centers.

Seasonal Gifts

Volunteers deliver small gifts to our shut-in members during the Christmas and Easter seasons. We welcome volunteers and gift ideas for this ministry.

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry training prepares volunteers to offer care and support to church members experiencing transitions, challenges and loss.

For more information about the Congregational Care ministry, or to volunteer your time in one of these areas, please contact Rev. Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care.

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