Care Groups

Care Groups Ministry is a holistic ministry of care, encouragement, and support for the mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical challenges we each face during our life journeys. “We See You” means you are not alone; we acknowledge you, and we are here.

El-Roi from Genesis 16 is the name Hagar called God, meaning, "You are the God who sees me." God does see each one of us, and cares about what we are dealing with in life. He wants us to see each other as well and care for one another.

The support this care ministry offers includes connecting with others, sharing our experiences either in a group or one-on-one settings, individual counseling, life coaching and spiritual direction, education, and awareness on relevant topics.

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Caregivers need care and encouragement. This is space for you with others who understand your daily challenges. As caregivers we will listen to one another, encourage each other, share tips, and support and pray together. Caring for the Caregiver meets once a month on Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in Room 204. Next Caregiver Support Group: Saturday, March 23. Please sign up to let us know you will be joining us.

 

 

 

 

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron so one person sharpens another.” Woman to Woman is a space for intergenerational woman to talk, share, create, experience and be encouraged- as iron sharpens iron. Woman to Woman offers an open invitation to single women, married women, moms, grandmoms- all ages & all stages of life are welcome! Woman to Woman is a simple gathering for real talk woman to woman. We will follow the IF Table format. Sundays, from 10:30 to 12 PM in Room 203. March 24 gathering is canceled. Next Woman to Woman: Sunday, April 28. No sign-up needed. See you there!

Lunch-N-Learns are monthly workshops on mental health in the Church to help raise awareness and remove the stigma of mental heath and mental illness. They will alternate between learning via curriculum using videos and workbooks and individual speakers from NAMI (National Alliance On Mental Illness) who will share their story of living with mental health challenges. Through this learning format we will learn what God, and Scripture says about mental health and better equip us to come alongside each other on our own mental health journeys. Lunch-N-Learns are held on Saturdays from 11:30 AM to 2 PM in Room 204 with a light lunch provided.

Next Lunch-N-Learn on Saturday, April 27: Family & Friends. Hear from speakers who have loved ones with a mental health condition share their experiences and what they've learned about how to best support them. It's also an opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and gain community support. Sign up here...

See the whole season of Lunch-N-Learns here...

Watch here for how struggles with anxiety, depression, shame and sadness don't need to exclude us from belonging at church. At our monthly Lunch-N-Learn workshops, discussions about mental health are welcome and important for support and wellbeing.

GriefShare starts January 10, 2024 | If you are grieving the loss of a loved one we want to invite you to join us for GriefShare. You will find support, encouragement and learn tools to help you through this journey of grief. In this safe place to listen, and share you will find you are not alone as  you explore questions, feelings and thoughts through your time of grief. We will meet on Wednesdays, for 13 weeks through April 10 (extended one week) from 6 to 8 PM. Watch this for more about GriefShare.

Register for this 13-week group here!



 

Back to School Resources from NAMI Johnson County

As children through college students start preparing to go back to school, NAMI Johnson County is providing a few resources to help provide a smooth start. Make sure to forward this email on to a friend who may need some extra support for the school year transition.

How to talk to your child about their mental health by NAMI.org

 How Teens Can Ask For Help by NAMI.org - Video about how to talk to trusted adults about how you are feeling.

 How to Help a Friend by NAMI.org - Great printable for young people to know the 10 Common Warning Signs and how to offer support.

 Positive Coping Skills for Teens by NAMI.org

 Mental Health College Guide by NAMI.org

 College Planning for Students with Mental Health Disorders by intelligent.com

Click here for Primary Resources for Aging Care & Support information

If you live in Johnson County Kansas you can receive the free magazine The Best Times

which is a bi-monthly news magazine for Johnson County residents who are 60 or older.

You can read it online or subscribe with this link

https://www.jocogov.org/department/aging-and-human-services/johnson-county-area-agency-aging/area-agency-aging-publications

This link also has a listing of the other Johnson County's Area Agency on Aging publications.

 

Area Agency on Aging

These were established to provide a first point of contact for most things related to aging care & support.

This is a good article describing what the Area Agency on Aging provides

https://www.agingcare.com/articles/what-is-an-area-agency-on-aging-443213.htm

 

Our local Area Agency on Aging web sites

Kansas

Johnson County

https://www.jocogov.org/department/aging-and-human-services/johnson-county-area-agency-aging

You can also visit their office at 119th & Ridgeview

 

Unified Government, includes Wyandotte and Leavenworth Counties

https://www.wycokck.org/Departments/Area-Agency-on-Aging

 

Missouri

Mid America Regional Council, includes Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties

https://www.marc.org/aging-and-health

 

Aging Care web site is a very good resource to research and ask questions

https://www.agingcare.com

 

Another good resource is AARP

https://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/find-help/

 

The Alzheimer's Association local chapter - Heart of America

https://www.alz.org/kansascity

Alzheimer's Association free online training

https://training.alz.org/

 

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