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, Chris-Centered care to people who are hurting. VPC offers a vibrant Stephen Ministry program which employs many active Stephen Ministers. The Stephen Minsters of VPC are the hands and feet of Christ as they walk beside people who are in deep pain over life’s immeasurable hurtles. This active group are 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 Shepherd of VPC bring Kingdom life to others.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, 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 relax in a beautiful atmosphere and decompress for a while with their loved ones. It is another way VPC is able to show the grace of God through ministry.
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.
For more information or to learn how you can get involved, Contact Burke Johnson, Assistant Pastor.