Care Ministry

Care Ministry

Congregational Care

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-4

Bridge of Grace and Truth

Care Community
Meets each 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM

Welcome to all who have questions about sexual identity and Christianity! How are we as individuals and as the Church called to respond? Whether you have personal, general or theological questions, our prayer is that you find helpful information and support through our Bridge of Grace and Truth support group.

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Funerals

We wish to walk with you and your family during this time.

May you find comfort and hope to sustain you in this time of loss. Our desire is to serve you in such a way that you are freed from worry and concern so you can focus on your family and friends who have meant so much in the life of your loved one. Our highest goal is to see the Lord Jesus Christ exalted, in life and in death.

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Care Ministries

If you’re a member or regular attendee of Grace Church, and you are in need of support through a difficult season, please reach out to us!  We’ll be praying for you, and we’ll also see if we can meet some of your practical needs during this time.

The Hospital Ministry

Before, during and after a hospital stay this ministry arranges for phone calls and visits. The ministry focuses on a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Contact: Dennis Barta at 440.243.4885 x117 or dennis.barta@gracma.org

The Meals Ministry

This ministry meets a practical need for people without a strong support system (family, friends or small group) who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, serious injury, hospitalization or the birth of a child.
Contact: Sara Hatfield at 440.915.7207 or saraoj@yahoo.com

The Care Home Ministry

This ministry meets the spiritual and relational needs of people who reside in an assisted living facility such as a nursing home. As the ministry expands, various types of ministries are provided, including church services, one-on-one visits and off-site participation in church events. Contact: Dennis Barta at 440.243.4885 x117 or dennis.barta@gracma.org

Homebound Visitation Ministry

People who are unable to leave their homes receive care from this ministry. Individuals are assigned a friend who visits them on a regular basis.
Contact: Dennis Barta at 440.243.4885 x117 or dennis.barta@gracma.org

Transportation Ministry

When a person needs a ride to church or a doctor’s appointment or needs an errand run, this ministry is ready to serve.
Contact: Dennis Barta at 440.243.4885 x117 or dennis.barta@gracma.org

Emergency Relief Fund

As a caring community, Grace Church maintains a way to assist regular attenders who are in extreme or urgent financial need by providing short-term material help, biblical guidance and spiritual support for long-term financial health. The goal is to help families experience the full measure of God’s blessing and provision in every aspect of life. God enjoys blessing those who live to please him, obey his commands and seek him for every need.When the Philippian believers honored God with their money he promised to provide for their needs.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4.19

 

How to apply for assistance:

1. Read Frequently Asked Questions and Pathway to Financial Health and Freedom. Pathway offers practical helps and excellent resources to equip you for financial health and freedom for the long-term. Please keep these documents for future reference.
2. Complete and submit the online Application for Financial Assistance.
3.E-mail copies of bills/invoices to dennis.barta@gracecma.org. Bills must be in the name of the person who is requesting assistance. Failure to provide the required documents delays the process.

The application will be reviewed and information verified. The application will then be presented to the ERF team for consideration. You will be informed of the decision. If the application is approved, a check will be made payable to the service provider and mailed from the church.

Feel free to call Pastor Dennis Barta at 440.243.4885 x117 with any questions.

May the Lord bless you richly!

Divorce Care

Who We Are

DivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through divorce alone.

The divorce rate is over 50% in the secular world and around 50% for evangelical Christians. We see this need and want to provide a recovery ministry that would help those facing divorce and encourage plugging into a healthy church to continue their healing, recovery, and rebuilding.

DivorceCare facilitates a support group for people going through a divorce. The group serves those who have been divorced.

When & Where?

The course is available all year at Grace Church with new sessions beginning at the start of each quarter.

Contact: Pastor Steve Harper
440. 243.4885 x107
steve.harper@gracecma.org.

To learn more about the ministry visit: www.divorcecare.org.

Opportunities to Serve

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6.2
“If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:26

As members of God’s family, caring for one another is both a privilege and a responsibility. Consistent and conscientious care in the name of Jesus ensures that the spiritual, emotional, relational and practical needs of people will be met and Christ will be honored.

Sometimes this kind of caring happens spontaneously within families, between friends or in small groups. Other times care will come from volunteers who see this as their calling and ministry in the church.

To serve in the ministry of congregational care, you can start the process by completing the Questionnaire and Background Check form. A criminal background check is also required prior to active volunteering within the ministry.

View Instructions on how to sign-up.

Prayer Requests

 

Do you have a need that we can bring before the Lord in prayer? God’s Word tells us to, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7:7). Allow us to pray for you with whatever is on your heart. Submit your request and it will be placed on our Wednesday Mid-Week Connection prayer list.

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Listen to the Sunday noon service live.

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Read or listen to the Bible on demand.
www.YouVersion.com

Read an uplifting daily devotion.
Our Daily Bread  www.OurDailyJourney.org
A Word with You www.hutchcraft.com/a-word-with-you
Streams in the Desert  www.crosswalk.com/devotionals/desert
My Utmost for His Highest  www.utmost.org

The Father’s Love Letter. Read. Watch. Listen.
www.fathersloveletter.com

Listen to these powerful Christian songs.
www.Youtube.com Search: Sovereign Over Us
www.Godtube.com Search: Blessings Laura Story
www.Youtube.com Search: In Christ Alone

Listen to Christian radio.
www.moodyradiocleveland.fm and www.955thefish.com

View inspirational videos and Christian music videos.  
www.GodTube.com

Discover biblical answers to common questions.  
www.GotQuestions.org

Search and study the Bible.
www.BibleHub.com | www.biblestudytools.com

Begin a personal relationship with God.
www.PeaceWithGod.net

Find enjoyment in spiritual word games and puzzles.
www.BibleWordGames.com | www.BiblePuzzles.com

Receive an email with all these links by sending your request to:
EncourageMeNow@gracecma.org

Dennis Barta

Pastor of Congregational Care
dennis.barta@gracecma.org
440.243.4885 x117

Wendy Hansen

Administration
wendy.hansen@gracecma.org
440.243.4885 x190