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care & counseling

Care & Counseling

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2

As God’s amazing love captures our attention, his joy and satisfaction overflow within – even when bad things happen. God’s love and care then overflow from us to others around us who have needs. Giving and receiving creates a deep experience of God’s presence among his people and also creates a visible display of the Gospel in the world! Contact Pastor Dave about any of the avenues of care mentioned here.

PRAYER
Prayer requests are collected with the offering on yellow prayer card or by contacting the church office. Members of our prayer team are available in the sanctuary after Sunday morning services. The elders are happy to gather when called for special prayer for the sick. Church office: (781) 749-2592

COUNSELING
At root, our problems are not just relational, physical, emotional or mental. Our underlying problem has been described as a “worship disorder”. Since people are spiritual, our problems are spiritual and the solutions must be spiritual as well.

We are not a counseling center, yet the Gospel addresses human need with true meaning, joy and hope. Our contribution to counseling is a focus on applying God’s redemptive Word to all of life. Contact Pastor Dave (781) 749-2592 X110 or approach any elder or pastor for counseling.

CARE

GROWTH GROUPS
Growth Groups provide a unique environment to practice biblical community, to grow as disciples of Christ, and to reach out together with the gospel.  This is a natural way to experience support and mutual care. Contact Pastor Stephen McDonald – (781) 749-2592.

PRACTICAL HELP
The first Christians chose trusted leaders to coordinate practical care (Acts 6). We have a similar team called by the biblical name “Deacons” (meaning “servants”). They offer confidential financial help, advice, accountability and other tangible assistance. Contact the deacons via email.

     The Deacons are looking for some volunteers to help with current needs:
  1. Make meals for those in need (contact Carolyn Durfey)
  2. Visit Shut-Ins (contact Dave Kleberg)
  3. Drive people to church (contact Dave Kleberg)

CARE TEAM
This is a team trained and organized to give one-to-one lay Christian care during difficult times: loss, transition or crisis. Contact Pastor Dave for referral or more information.

VISITATION
A friendly face can brighten the day.  Pastors, Staff, Elders, Care Team members or Deacons are ready to visit in a time of need: crisis, hospitalization, convalescence, etc. Call the church office  (781) 749-2592 X100 or contact Pastor Dave

ADDICTIONS SMALL GROUP
Are you struggling? Sometimes we try to find ways to comfort ourselves that rob us of our peace. Experience God’s grace as we learn to turn to the truth of God’s Word when we are feeling drawn to our addiction of choice—at the Addictions Small Group. For information, contact Mike Curran, 781-799-6069

GRIEFSHARE
GriefShare is a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time. You can find the next session sponsored here or locally elsewhere at the Grief Share website: www.griefshare.org

Spring 2017
Classes will be held at North River Community Church (NRCC)
334 Old Oak Street, Pembroke, MA
Dates: February 26 – May 28
Sundays
1:00-3:00pm
Questions about the spring session?
Contact 781-826-0722

Fall 2017
The next GriefShare class here at South Shore Baptist Church will be held in the fall of 2017. Classes are typically Saturday mornings from 9-11. Actual dates TBA. Questions? Contact Ann, 781-405-3418

578 Main Street, Hingham, MA 02043, (781) 749-2592


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