The Congregational Care Ministry Team is an umbrella organization encompassing many diverse programs, all with the goal of addressing the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of older adults, the sick and physically challenged, and persons experiencing stress or loss in their lives.
AA and Al-Anon
Groups for those dealing with alcohol related difficulties. Click here for more information.
Daily Prayer Line
Call 816-333-4920 to hear a daily prayer offered by members of our clergy, elders or deacons, and leave prayer concerns when you call. You may also email prayer concerns at any time by clicking here.
Prayer Ministry At Home
For our homebound members and friends, sign up to receive a monthly postcard with prayers that we as a congregation are offering on behalf of individuals and our community. For information: [email protected] or 816-333-4917.
A ministry of intercessory prayer that meets virtually. Volunteers are welcome and guidance is provided. For information: [email protected] or 816-333-4917.
Faith and Grief Lunch Ministry
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 immediate and intense. Or you may have lost someone years ago and a birthday or anniversary may have stirred your grief. Each month a speaker briefly shares their story. Following their presentation you may share your experiences, if comfortable doing so, in a facilitated small group as we enjoy a simple, complimentary box lunch. Everyone is welcome. Masks are required except when eating. We appreciate free-will donations. Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Our monthly Faith and Grief Lunches are sponsored by St. Andrew’s Episcopal, St. John’s United Methodist, Second Presbyterian, Atonement Lutheran, Village Presbyterian, and Country Club Christian Church. Lunches are hosted at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. For information 816-381-9249 or click here.
Circles of Care Ministry to Homebound
You can help nurture friendships across the generations in our church. Phone calls, cards, and visits help our elderly and frail members stay connected with our congregation and excited about our ministries. For information, contact Joe Walker, 816-381-9249.
Cards and More for the Homebound
Children are invited to draw, color, or write a card or note and then that is forwarded to their homebound “pen pal” to brighten their day. For information, contact Joe Walker, 816-333-4917.
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 information, contact Joe Walker, 816-333-4917.
Aging Transitions Workshops
We offer workshops on aging, transitions in the later years, downsizing, and end-of-life planning. For information email Lisa Tang or call 816-333-4917.
Funerals and Memorials
Country Club Christian Church offers support and assistance to individuals and families who have lost a loved one. Learn more and find funeral planning tools HERE. Please call 816-381-9249 for more information or to speak with a minister.
Families may remember their loved ones by donating toward the memorial flowers in church. For information, contact Lisa Tang, 816-333-4917.
Columbarium and Rose Garden
A columbarium and rose garden outside the George Hamilton Combs Chapel are available for the interment of cremains. To download a brochure with more information, click here. 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.
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.
Parenting College Students
The college and young adult years are always filled with transitions that families have to negotiate, but this academic year we have the added stress of a pandemic and economic depression. Parents of college students are invited to an occasional conversation to share joys, concerns, observations, and questions in a confidential setting. Pre-registration required. For information on the next gathering email Lisa Tang or call 816-333-4917.
Share your talents by knitting items for women and children in developing countries, for shut-ins and other needy individuals. Please call 816-333-4917 for more information.
Share your love of sewing with other church members to make masks, bed linens, lap robes for shut-ins, and other projects. Please call 816-333-4917 for more information.
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.