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.
Are you going through a difficult time?
Stephen Ministers are trained members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing a crisis or going through tough times. God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone. That’s why God has brought us together as a congregation – and why we have Stephen Ministry.
Our Stephen Ministry provides free one-to-one confidential care to people in our congregation and the community who are experiencing pain or difficulty in their lives.
The Shepherds of VPC are a visitation ministry. Shepherds share time with folks who may need a lift now and then from a caring church friend. Sometimes loneliness shuts us away from life and we lose our taste for community. Shepherds share Kingdom life with 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.