Care

In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells his disciples "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13-34-35, ESV)

Central's congregational care ministries aim to be a tangible act of loving the body of Christ well. Central's pastors, elders, deacons, and members are ready to come alongside you in your time of need.

 

Pastoral Care

All of us experience times when we need someone to pray with, to offer advice, to listen, or just be present with us. We encourage you to call our office at (314) 727-2777 and ask for Tina.

She will be happy to confidentially help you arrange for a call or visit from one of our pastors, share your prayer requests with our pastors, elders, and/or prayer teams as you prefer, or direct you towards carefully screened and qualified outside resources.

We recognize life's circumstances don't always happen during regular business hours. For these instances, we offer an "After Hours Hotline." Please call 314-854-0140. You will immediately receive a call back.t --

DivorceCare

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Each session has two distinct elements: a video seminar and a support/discussion group.  The leadership team for DivorceCare consists of people who understand how you feel and have a real concern for individuals who are experiencing separation and divorce. Many DivorceCare leaders have been through divorce themselves and are examples of the healing and restoration that can occur after the breakup of a marriage. Cost is $15 which includes workbook.  Scholarships are available.  We ask that you register to join the class by using the link below or by calling the church at 314-727-2777 ext. 113.

Register for DivorceCare

GriefShare

GriefShare is a program that offers biblically-focused grief support and encouragement. Led by caring people who have experienced grief themselves, GriefShare includes a weekly video, small group discussion, and workbook for personal study.

GriefShare has helped many people throughout the country who have suffered the loss of a spouse, family member, or friend. We encourage you to join us. There is no cost, but we ask that you register to join the class by using the link below or by calling the church at 314-727-2777 ext. 113. We will begin on Wednesday, January 15.

Register for Grief Share

Access Ministry

Access Ministry exists to welcome, accommodate, and minister to people of all abilities, ensuring optimal access to the teaching and message of the Gospel of Jesus as well as to Central Presbyterian Church’s campus and facilities. A Sunday School class for adults with significant intellectual challenges is available during the 11:15 a.m. worship hour. Additional care for individuals with other challenges and their families is also available. For more information, please contact the church office at 314-727-2777.

Widows and Widowers Ministry

These ministries have regularly scheduled events to provide encouragement, fellowship, support, and fun for widows and widowers in our church and community.  The Widows Ministry and Widowers Ministry normally host separate events but occasionally will meet together.  Examples of events include:  Tea Party for widows, Hockey Game for Widowers, Medicare Training and Holiday Lunches for both groups. Many of our widows and widowers enjoy our monthly VIP Luncheons with a program which serve our elder saints (ages 60+) and are held March through November. For more information on these ministries, please contact the church office at 314-727-2777.

Partner Ministries

Central partners with a variety of local resources specializing in caring for individuals and families struggling with specific needs. 

Samaritan Group

Are you caring for or do you have concerns about someone who has a mental health issue?  If so, the Samaritan Group is ready to encourage and support you.  The Samaritan Group meets monthly on the 2nd Saturday from 10-11:30 am to share a focused devotional, an educational segment, and a sharing & prayer time for families and friends of those who care for someone with a mental illness. If you have questions, please contact the church office.

FirstLight

FirstLight offers Christian support groups for those struggling with sexual issues and groups for family members of those who struggle. All support groups are led by trained leaders and include biblical teaching, prayer, and time for sharing and accountability. There is no fee to join a support group. For more information, call (314) 749-4937 or visit www.firstlightstlouis.org 

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