Congregational Care Ministry
The acts of generosity, kindness and consolation through the Congregational Care Ministry touches each and every member of our congregation. Christ calls us to help sustain each other through friendship, food, acts of kindness and Christian love.
We strive to identify and develop resources to meet the needs of the congregation. We, as a ministry, are committed to walking alongside our members and guests when help is needed. Where do you see yourself? Help us support and care for one another by taking an active role in our church. If you or a loved one is in need of a minister or care please call the pastoral care line - 601-956-2211 or during regular business hours call the main office 601-956-6974.
Caring for Others
The Congregational Care Ministry team strives to identify and develop resources to meet the needs of the congregation. The congregation of Christ United is comprised of people who experience problems, challenges and opportunities that impact their physical, mental and emotional well-being and we, as a ministry, want to meet and support those challenges in honest community. If you or a loved one needs a minister, please call the pastoral care line
at 601-956-2211 or call the main church number at 601-956-6974.
The Stephen Ministry program equips volunteers to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry. The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remain private. If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, please contact Calvin Cosnahan. To request more information about Stephen Ministry, please click here. Download an application to become a Stephen Minister.
Transformational Life Change
Ready for a change? How about a Transformational Life Change? The TLC program is designed to help reclaim six lifestyle elements that can improve or eradicate depression. These include attention to diet, engaging activity, physical exercise, sufficient sunlight exposure, social connection, and enhanced sleep. The TLC approach to depression is a common sense step by step program that is highly effective. Likewise, the comprehensive program offers protection to anyone who wants to minimize the risk of depression in the future. Join us for an 8 week Men's Group or an 8-week Women's Group (1 - 1 1/2 hour weekly class). Groups will be limited to 12 participants. Class will begin in September - October.
For more information contact Reverend Rod Borders, Congregational Care Pastor
firstname.lastname@example.org / 601-896-3878.
Prayers & Squares Quilts
Quilts are hung in the prayer room. A knot is tied in the threads on the quilt to represent a prayer you have made. When all threads are knotted, the quilt is presented to the recipient who is literally “covered in prayer”. To request a quilt, fill out the request card in the prayer box beside the prayer room. See www.prayerquilts.org for information on the national organization.
Prayer Room Intercessors Ministry
Volunteers commit to a special hour each week when they will come to the Prayer Room to pray for the requests that have been submitted during the week. Postcards are sent on behalf of the church to those prayed for to make them aware of the prayers, including any scripture that might encourage them. This ministry area includes prayers for engaged couples, Hannah's Prayers, pregnancy, and military.
Coordinator: Louise Hartlein [Email]
Cancer Prayer Partners & Support
A volunteer is matched to a cancer patient to pray with them through treatment and recovery for one-on-one support. Volunteers need sensitivity and compassion for these unique issues.
Coordinator: Paige Stowe [Email]
Hedge Prayer Team
Each Sunday, volunteers go to the Prayer Room and pray for the pastors, worship leaders, and congregation during the worship service, covering every aspect of the service with a hedge of protection thru prayer. The commitment is for one month per year, 30 minutes during the worship service. The worship bulletin is a guide for your prayer.
Coordinators: Julie and Ken Gresham [Email]
Prayers for Senior Adults / Christ United
Coordinators: Bennie and Betsy Daniels [Email]
Prayers For Graduates
Coordinator: Kathy Morgan [Email]
Prayer for Missionaries
Volunteers pray for missionaries supported by Christ United and leaders have periodic contact with them to determine their current needs and to let them know they are being supported in prayer.
Coordinator: Sandy Little [Email]
Congregational Care Staff
Calvin Cosnahan, Pastor of Congregational Care
Rod Borders, Pastor of Senior Adult Ministry / Congregational Care
Courtney Layson, LPC Restoration Counselor
Steve Potter, Adult,Marriage & Family Minister
Nancy Markovitz, Ministry Assistant
Amy Smith, Lay Coordinator - Prayer Ministry