Care Ministries

Care Ministries

30 Days of Cancer Prayers

30 Days of Cancer Prayers, Battling Cancer One Prayer at a Time. This event is sponsored by Cancercompanions.com. People across the country praying the same cancer topic on the same day. Powerful January 26th – February 24th, 2020 View a daily prayer video on different cancer topics from prominent Christians. CHOOSE YOUR WAY TO REGISTER 1) Video prayers to your phone: text the word “cancer” to 57838 to register. 2) Video prayers to your email: https://www.cancer-companions.org/30-days-of-cancer-prayers/ 3) Watch on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/cancercomp/. If…

A Day Apart – February 22 2020

The North Carolina Academy for Spiritual Formation (a shared ministry sponsored by The Upper Room® and the NC Conference of the UMC) is sponsoring A Day Apart. “Wearing God”with Lauren F. Winner Saturday, February 22, 2020 St. Andrews UMC, 1201 Maxwell Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 The Bible overflows with poetic language for God – God appears as a beekeeper, an undertaker, a child at play, a piece of clothing.  But most of us have been formed in church communities that…

Is There Room at Your Table?

Do you know  a person or a couple who have gone through a challenging time or may be alone this Thanksgiving or Christmas?  Consider inviting them to your holiday meal. Simply ask if they have plans. If they do not, invite them to join your family.  Keep it simple and friendly in tone. Leave the decision up to them. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.                            13 Contribute to the needs of the saints…

New! Card Ministry

Be part of this new Ministry at Genesis. Send cards to members and friends of the congregation to let them know we love them and are praying for them. Contact Kim Kligerman, kkligerman@genesis-umc.org or 919-467-2128 ext. 222.

12 Tips for Navigating the Holidays While Hurting

Reprinted with Permission from Lifeway FactsandTrends.net By Laura Petherbridge The holiday season can be an excruciating time of year for those who’ve experienced a loss. In   addition to for those who’ve experienced a loss. In   addition to the death of a loved one,           divorce, illness, family trauma, job loss, a     wayward child, or moving to a new location can cause serious depression during the holidays. After having lived in a stepfamily for decades, I’ve definitely experienced “meltdown moments” and extreme…

Worship at Brookdale

November 10 @ 1:30 pm Genesis members and friends hold a worship service with Holy Communion for the residents of Brookdale Assisted Living ( MacArthur Park Dr. ) on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1:30 PM.  No sign up is necessary, just show up! Remaining dates for 2019 are November 10 and December 15.  Fred Stansell jfstansell@bellsouth.net

Congregational Care

Bring Christ’s love to those who are unable to attend church.  Become a member of the congregational care team and make contact with members through visits, phone calls or cards. Kim Kligerman, kkligerman@genesis-umc.org or 919-467-2128 ext. 222.

Navigating the Holidays in Widowhood

Speaker:  Jill Kaufman, PhD Date: Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 PM Location: Genesis UMC, Room 212 Everyone’s journey in widowhood is unique. However, many widows and widowers would like to eliminate dates from the calendar from around mid-November to February 15. Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are packed with traditions to  navigate. Couple holidays such as New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day have their own challenges.  How do you get through those first holidays without your spouse?…

New Journey – a group for widowed persons

New Journey is a group for widowed persons to come together in fellowship and support of one another.  We are on a new journey together. The group meets the second Wednesday of each month with a focus on fellowship. For our next meeting on October 9th we will go to lunch at IHOP @ 1:00 PM, followed by a visit to the Seagrove Pottery store in Salt Box Village. I hope to see you all there. Questions? Email Michelle Piccirillo,  widowed@genesis-umc.org

Spiritual Gifts Class

Sundays March 10, 17, 24 Spiritual gifts are tools given by God for doing the work of the ministry. Different people are given different gifts to handle different tasks in the church.  When we serve in areas we have been gifted, we serve with joy, willingness and love. We are uplifted in our service to the Lord. A spiritual gifts class is being offered so that you can discover how you can serve God in a joyful way, in the…

Journeying through Grief

One of Genesis Congregational Care Ministries is Journeying through Grief, a simple yet powerful way to care for people who are grieving the loss of a loved one. Journeying through Grief is a set of four short books that at are sent to people at four crucial times during the first year after the loss of a loved one. Each book is sent with a personal letter. The books are written by author Kenneth C. Haugk, founder of Stephen Ministries.…

The Story Behind Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries’ founder and Executive Director, Dr. Kenneth C. Haugk, was recently interviewed on Peter Rosenberger’s nationally syndicated radio program, Hope for the Caregiver. During their conversation, Peter and Ken talked about: how Dr. Haugk got the idea for Stephen Ministry; the personal and spiritual growth that Stephen Ministers experience; Dr. Haugk’s own experience receiving care from a Stephen Minister when his wife was battling cancer; and how the ministry has grown from nine Stephen Ministers in Dr. Haugk’s church…

Prayer Is a Gift We Can All Give

Give a gift of prayer to a family member, a friend, the church, the world.  Prayer is appropriate anytime, any day, and way. “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus,” “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful,”  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God,” “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers,…

Genesis: A Stephen Ministry Congregation

Genesis Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. Our Stephen Ministers have received 50 hours of training and are equipped to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Care receivers are people—congregation members and others in the community—who receive care from a Stephen Minister. These are people struggling through a difficult time in life—experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. Some important guidelines for this caring relationship protect both…

A Brookdale Blessing

A group at Genesis UMC visits a local assisted living facility, Brookdale, each month in part because I saw my father in the conditions of the residents. We had a better than usual turnout this month, which is wonderful. Unless you are around one of the folks for some time, you cannot asses how much information they are processing. Some cannot hear well, some cannot see well, some can do neither well, several are in varying stages of dementia, a…

Surviving the Holidays—GriefShare

Help and hope as you navigate the Thanksgiving & Christmas season Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? The GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. Topics covered include: How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays What to do about traditions and other coming changes Helpful tips for surviving social events How to discover hope for your future The following locations are…
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