This care ministry serves home bound and elderly people within our church community and beyond. Barnabas volunteers make visits at least once a month, providing fellowship and spiritual care to those who cannot always make it to worship services. If you are interested in becoming a Barbabus volunteer, or if you know someone who needs a visitor, please contact Pastor DeAnn at the church office or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Angel Food program provides meals to members who have an illness, a new baby, or just need a caring touch. Meals are lovingly made and delivered by volunteers. To request a meal or to volunteer, email Jeanette Keck at email@example.com
If you want to come to worship, but you need a ride, we’d love to give you a ride to and from church. This service is only available right now for the 8;30am service. Contact Jackie Tupper at 605-718-5523 or Earl Stucke at 605-390-4634 or 605-399-2067. If you're interested in giving others a ride to and from church please let the Church Office know at 348-1080.
A Men’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets weekly on Monday’s at 7:00pm in the lower half of the church building.
Need prayer? We have a host of people who will start praying right away. Judy Lehner leads the prayer chain. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have prayer shawl ministry. We would love for you to have a prayer shawl that reminds you that we care and are praying for you.
We want to offer prayer and care while you are hospitalized, in rehab, or recuperating from surgery. Please let us know so we can visit you by contacting the Church Office or Pastor DeAnn.
If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact Pastor DeAnn at email@example.com.
Grief support group meets Tuesdays at 1:30pm at the churchy for anyone in any stage of their grief journey. Call Nancy Michlitsch 605-431-1748 to express your interest in this group.
Our Health Ministry Team makes kits with items found to be helpful for those going through chemotherapy. These kits include items for both physical and spiritual comfort. To give love & support to someone going through cancer treatment, please contact the church office. We will visit them with a kit, or get a kit to you so that you can share this gift.
Email Bev Searls at firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
Pastor DeAnn oversees our Congregational Care ministry. If you have an idea for new ways we can show how much we care, or if you desire to serve on a care team, please let Pastor DeAnn know. She can be reached at the church office or by email at email@example.com.
Prayer Shawls are made to give comfort to those who are sick or in need of care and support. Crafted with love and prayer, they provide a physical reminder of God’s love. We have small pocket-size and larger lap-size shawls available in the welcome area outside the sanctuary. Do you know someone who is discouraged, sick or hurting? Pick up a shawl to give to that person. Simply take the prayer shawl, fill out the card regarding the recipient of the shawl, and leave that card in the church office or the offering plate. Then take the prayer shawl to that person - and you’re invited to pray with them, too.
Looking for a support group? Check out these area groups.
If the type of support you need is not listed, or if you’re interested in helping start a group, please contact DeAnn Eidem, Congregational Care Pastor.
Alcoholics Anonymous – Men’s Group
Every Monday at 7pm
Canyon Lake United Methodist Church – lower entrance
Every Wednesday, 7:00pm, Minneluzahan Senior Center
Black Hills Birth Network
4th Thursday each month, 6:30 – 7:30 pm at The OWN (above Murphy's Pub)
http://birthbootcamp.com for more information contact Donna Ryan at 817-789-1207
Better Breather's Club
Support and information for those with chronic lung disease.
1st Monday each month, 1pm at Rapid City Regional Hospital. March – October.
For more information, call (605) 755-3670
Black Hills Area Survivors of Suicide
Support for adults and children who have lost a family member, friend or colleague to suicide.
4th Saturdays from 10am-noon at First Congregational Church, 1200 Clark Street.
For more information, call (605) 348-6692 or (605) 721-7720.
Brain Injury Support Group
2nd Tuesday each month, 6pm at Community Transitions, 803 Sioux San Drive.
Call Ron Sasso at (605) 343-7297 for more information.
Cancer Support Group
1st Wednesdays each month (excluding holidays and closures for inclement weather)
3 to 4 p.m., Regional Cancer Care Institute Conference Room
Group is open to patients and family members whose lives have been affected by cancer.
For more information, call (605) 755-2300.
Celebrate Recovery (Christ-centered recovery program)
Sundays each week at 6pm, Word of Hope church, 1351 Jolly Lane, Rapid City
Diabetes Support Group
1st Thursdays each month, 5:30pm at Rapid City Regional Hospital, Sylvan Room (no meetings July/Aug)
For more information contact Donna at (605) 755-3300
Free To Be
Therapeutic group for youth and young adults questioning their gender and/or sexuality. Safe, supportive environment to help young people form authentic relationships, decrease isolation, improve mood, reduce anxious feelings, practice self-acceptance, and engage in self-compassion.
Every Thursday, 6:30-8pm Pre-registration required at https://www.bachcounseling.com/free-to-be/
Friends Against Breast Cancer
2nd Tuesday each month, 7-9pm at Rapid City Regional Hospital, classroom 2.
Call Ellen at (605) 341-6493, Laurie at (605) 718-5656, or Julie at (605) 347-0094 for more information.
Good Grief Group
Every Thursday at 2pm, South Canyon Lutheran Church, in the Grace Room.
Support for anyone dealing with loss in their lives. Open group, welcoming anyone when they can make it.
Lupus/Arthritis Support Group
2nd Saturday each month, 9-11am at 529 Kansas City Street, 2nd floor conference room
For more information, call (605) 341-7530 or visit blackhillsarthritis.org
NAMI Family Support Group (National Association for Mental Illness)
1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 7pm, at 515 N 1st Street
For more information visit https://namisouthdakota.org/local-affiliates/nami-rapid-city
NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group
For more information contact Dee (605) 430-2684 or Jim at 605-923-2955 or https://namisouthdakota.org/local-affiliates/nami-rapid-city
Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PALS)
Every Tuesday, 6-7:30pm, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 717 Quincy Street
For more information, contact Brenda 605-484-5610 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula 605-484-7261 or email@example.com or http://palgroup.org
Stroke Support Group
1st Saturday each month, 10 am at Regional Rehabilitation Institute, Rehab 1
For more information call (605) 484-2260
Ups of Downs Family Support Group
For more information, contact Angie at 605-641-5859 or visit www.upsofdowns.org
Weight Management Support Group
3rd Wednesdays each month (except November – check website for details)
6:30-7:30pm, Rapid City Medical Center – 2820 Mt. Rushmore Road (urgent care entrance)
For more information, call (605) 721-8379 or visit www.bmirapidcity.com or facebook: Bariatric & Metabolic Institute at Rapid City
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