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Care

Care

Care

The Congregational Care Ministry works within our strategy to SERVE by providing compassionate, confidential care to those who experience a wide diversity of human needs. The ministry responds with spontaneous compassion to real-life needs that express the steadfast grace and love of Jesus Christ through a variety of different ministries, all supported by pastoral staff.

Care and Concern Phone Line

This 24-hour line provides the congregation with daily updates about members and their loved ones who are hospitalized, who have died, or have prayer request. Call 210-222-CARE (2273) to listen to the daily recording. At the end, you may leave a message after the beep, which will be reviewed and then posted the following day.

To notify the church of hospitalizations and /or other pastoral care needs, contact Rev. Scott Simpson Associate Pastor for Congregational Care, at scotts@fpcsat.org or 210-226-0215, ext. 212

For your pastoral care needs outside of normal business hours, or in an emergency, please call Rev. Simpson at 210-837-0228.

Note: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA) helps protect patient confidentiality. We comply with HIPPA Federal regulations that require this protection.

 

Sunday Class

Care Cluster Leaders Training
Dates: September 8 – 29
Time: 9:30-10:30 AM
Location: Room 226
Contact: Rev. Scott Simpson, scotts@fpcsat.org, 210-271-2712
Description: Join members of the Care Cluster Small Group Leadership Team as they prepare Covenant Partners to be leaders of Care Cluster Small Groups.  Participants will learn how to develop their leadership, pursue spiritual growth, how to lead life changing meetings, how to measure group process, and most important, how to facilitate care for members of the Care Cluster Small Group.

Wednesday Class

DivorceCare
Dates: September 4 – December 11
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Location: Room 226
Leader: Rev. Dr. Joe Moore, joem@fpcsat.org
Description: 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 separation or divorce alone.

Care Ministry Events

Care Cluster Coach Training
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Room 234 (Westminster Hall)
Contact: Rev. Scott Simpson, 210-271-2712, scotts@fpcsat.org
Description: What does it mean to be a coach?  Why is it so important to have people in the church who are willing to care for, guide, and encourage leaders of Care Cluster small groups? What does it look like when someone takes on the role of a coach and invests in the life of a leader?  Join Rev. Dr. Joe Moore and Rev. Scott Simpson as they seek to answer these questions and prepare participants in three areas:  A vision for coaching, core practices, and developing a coach’s toolbox.

Stephen Ministry Training
Date: Tuesday, October 8
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Location: Room 208 (Geneva Room)
Contact: Rev. Scott Simpson, 210-271-2712, scotts@fpcsat.org
Description: Are you interested in becoming a Stephen Minister?  Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers who walk alongside a person in need and offer Christ’s love and caring.  The 20-week training class begins Tuesday, October 8.

CARE CLUSTER MINISTRY

Care. Communication. Connection.

 

What are Care Clusters?

Care Clusters are small groups of ten people who meet regularly and create a caring and welcoming atmosphere where people care for one another, experience the power of the gospel and are transformed through discipleship.

 

Care Cluster Vision:

In the next five years, we dream that every Covenant Partner who calls FPC home will be connected to Christ and to one another through the renovation of pastoral care by focusing on discipleship in small groups.  We want to make disciples who love one another.

 

 

Three Key Elements:

 

Care

 

Care Cluster members will care for one another, while the Pastoral Staff, Church Staff, Stephen Minister Team, and support groups will provide resources and support. When times of illness, stress, loneliness, grief or any other loss occurs in the life of a member of a Care Cluster, fellow Care Cluster members will care for them.

 

Communication

 

Care Cluster members will learn to enhance communication by sharing love of Christ with one another, and the Care Cluster will learn to regularly communicate the Cluster’s needs to the pastoral staff so they can provide additional resources and support and the entire congregation can pray for everyone in need.

 

Connection

 

Jesus calls us to connect to Him and to one another so that we can join together in enthusiastic fellowship and care for one another.  In the future, the Care Cluster Leadership Team will be working hard to connect every Covenant Partner to Christ and to one another in a Care Cluster.

 

Care Cluster Coach Training
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Room 234 (Westminster Hall)
Contact: Rev. Scott Simpson, 210-271-2712, scotts@fpcsat.org
Description: What does it mean to be a coach?  Why is it so important to have people in the church who are willing to care for, guide, and encourage leaders of Care Cluster small groups? What does it look like when someone takes on the role of a coach and invests in the life of a leader?  Join Rev. Dr. Joe Moore and Rev. Scott Simpson as they seek to answer these questions and prepare participants in three areas:  A vision for coaching, core practices, and developing a coach’s toolbox.

For more information and to become involved with Care Clusters, contact Lisa Snow at lisas@fpcsat.org or (210) 271-2760.

 

Rev. Scott Simpson : scotts@fpcsat.org/210-271-2712


Whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for the family of faith.

(Gal. 6:10)



The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians calls them to serve the family of faith. FPC’s congregationally-focused Handy Helpers Care Team works to assist members with small home repair needs. The Team responds for congregational members who are limited by life-challenging situations, an illness, limitations brought on by the aging process, a simple maintenance issue that the member cannot safely perform.

Handy Helpers begin with a home visit to evaluate the repair request and the skills needed to complete the work. They discuss a recommended course of action and, if possible, do the work. This might include replacing light bulbs, installing air conditioner filters, and making minor cabinet repairs.

If licensed technical help is needed or if a project is too complex, the Team offers assistance in identifying and, where required, obtaining that technical expertise.

Why do we have Handy Helpers? One Christian ministry is to provide care for our church family, and a team of people who have the skills to make small repairs is a unique element of that ministry. Our Handy Helpers Team members clearly understand how and when they are able to respond to requests for assistance. They  are a strong outreach group within our church family.


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