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.
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.
A group of volunteers sends notes of care to those who have experienced a recent loss.
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.
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.
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.
Elders, deacons, and volunteers offer monthly communion visits to individuals confined to their homes or care centers.
Volunteers deliver small gifts to our shut-in members during the Christmas and Easter seasons. We welcome volunteers and gift ideas for this 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.
Congregational Care News & Activities
Building Resilient Faith CommunitiesJune 20, 2019Join us for an introduction to ways we can help traumatized people find hope and healing. Our guest presenter will be Andrea Dalton, Center for Trauma Informed Innovation at Truman Medical Center. Mon., July 1, 7:00 p.m., Social Hall. Everyone welcome. No charge. Hosted by our Stephen Ministry. For information: ... Read More
A Little DifferentApril 24, 2019By Rev. Joe Walker, Minister of Congregational Care Summer is all about doing things a little differently, isn’t it? Get out of your comfort zone, leave your Zip Code in the rearview mirror. Explore exotic locales, eat food you can’t identify, get bit by different kinds of mosquitos, sleep in a ... Read More
Understanding Your Grief SeriesFebruary 24, 2019Join us for Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing led by Rev. Mary Linda McDonnell. From the book’s foreword: “Think of your grief as a wilderness. To find your way out, the touchstones are your trail markers. They are the signs that let you know ... Read More