SUPPORT MINISTRIES

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Stephen’s Ministry is a program that equips trained lay volunteers to provide distinctively one-on-one confidential Christ-centered care to people who are experienceing difficult times in their lives. If you would be interested in becoming a Stephen Minister or know somone who would benefit from the care of this ministry, contact Jane Ann at
225-5680. Learn more at the Stephen Ministry website.
 
 

Errand Ministry

If you are too sick to get medicine, if you are elderly and need help geting groceries, if you have no friends or family to help, let the ERRAND MINISTRY HELP YOU! Those needing services and those willing to serve can contact the church office at 225-5680.
 
 

Meals Ministry

With the help of countless volunteers, the meals ministry provides meals for those who have been blessed with a new baby or those who have been hospitalized for a surgical procedure. This ministry has provided meals since it started in May 2004. If you are willing to help with this ministry or know of someone who would benefit from this ministry, please contact the church office at 225-5680.
 
 

Prayer Ministry

Jesus said, “My house will be called a house of prayer” (Matthew 21:13). In our desire to become that House of Prayer at Aberdeen First, we have in place several prayer chains. If you wish to add a prayer request or would like to be a part of a prayer chain, please contact the church office by email or by phone at 605-225-5680 to be a part of this ministry.
 
Prayer Requests many be written on Connection Cards during worship OR called in to the church office.
 
Men’s Prayer Meeting is open to all men who would like to pray for the ministry of the church and requests. They meet weekly at 8:15 am Saturday in the church chapel.
 
Tuesday Prayer Meeting is open to all who wish to pray for each other, our church and requests. They meet in the church library at 6:45 pm.
 
Pray for the City – 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00 noon. Meet inside the canopy entrance.
 
 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Shawls are made to comfort and encourage those who are weak and weary. They symbolize the healing power of God and are made with prayers and love.
 
Do you know of someone who is discouraged, sick or hurting in some way? Prayer shawls are available in the back of the sanctuary or next to the Support Office for you to pick up and give to that person. Simply take the prayer shawl, fill out the card regarding the recipient of the shawl, and leave that card in the church office. Then, take the prayer shawl to that person. Take time to pray with the person when you give it to him/her.
 
Do you knit or crochet? Please consider making a prayer shawl. Directions can be found in the church office. THANKS to everyone who has been sharing these with those who are sick or hurting. We have been hearing very good reports about how comforting it is to get one of these shawls.

GriefShare

Provides healing and hope for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Sessions, which are video and discussion based, run 13 consecutive weeks starting September 17, 2020. Contact the office at 225.5680 for upcoming sessions.
 
 

Divorce Care

Divorce Care will be held from 6:30-7:30pm Tuesday evenings starting September 15th. The sessions, which are offered both onsite and online, provide spiritual care and support to those who are divorced and/or separated. Contact Jane Ann at janeann@aberdeenfirst.org with any questions.
 
For more information visit www.divorcecare.org.
 
 

Chronic Pain Support

Is for individuals who share the journey of chronic pain. Participants, who offer support and encouragement to one another, starts September 22nd at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Doesn’t meet during the summer but will resume in the fall.
 

Widow Support Group

A monthly breakfast for widows, which includes fellowship and a devotion. The group meets on the last Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. at Perkins. The monthly breakfast includes fellowship and devotion. Special outings are frequently planned. Currently all meetings have postponed due to the pandemic. Please contact the church office for more information.
 
 

All groups are nondenominational and are open to new members at any time.

For more information regarding any of these groups, please contact the church office at 605-225-5680.