Care & Compassion
Our Care & Compassion Ministry helps people to connect to Christ during trying times. Often we feel lonely, destitute or troubled. Venice Presbyterian Church believes that in all things God is working for good. We encourage you to reach out when you feel overwhelmed.
Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay congregations to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-Centered care to people who are hurting. VPC offers a vibrant Stephen Ministry program which employs many active Stephen Ministers. The Stephen Ministers of VPC are the hands and feet of Christ as they walk beside people who are in deep pain over life’s immeasurable hurdles. This active group is making Christ known through their Christ-Centered actions each time they meet with someone in need.
The Shepherds of VPC are a caring group of individuals who walk alongside those in need to bring them joy, love, and spiritual caring in difficult times. This ministry is less intense than Stephen Ministry but much needed in the life of a lonely and hurting person who needs a lift now and then. The Shepherds of VPC bring Kingdom life to others.
Transitions - A Grief Ministry
Participation in a Transitions group is a special journey available when a loved one dies. During this six week course, one travels through grief to richer understanding, renewed personal purpose, deeper spirituality and a total rebirth of self. People from our church family and the community have found new life and new friends while their loved one remains always in their heart. Groups of six to eight meet weekly for two hours with two facilitators in the comfort of a warm and private room on campus where confidentiality and trust are assured. Bi-Annually.
Knit One, Pray Too
Shawls and baby hats are knitted by a group of ladies. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the items are sent on their way. The blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!
Memorial Services are a special way to remember those we love. After services, it is common for the family to want to spend time visiting and reminiscing with each other. VPC offers a cookies and coffee reception after each memorial service so that families are able to visit with their loved ones.
Please submit any special intentions to our prayer groups. We have active groups that meet on a regular basis and hold your intention in their hearts and minds during prayer.