Divorce Care

Divorce Care

Divorce can be difficult but you don't have to go through it alone. Divorce can make us feel angry, confused, lonely, and heartbroken. That is why the Bible Church is committed to helping those who have experienced or are currently experiencing such circumstances. We offer a setting where people can come together to deal with this new reality.

Divorce Care is a Christian ministry that seeks to provide healing and hope for those going through separation or divorce or who are still healing from a past divorce. This is a 13-week video series with a different topic each week (e.g. Facing My Anger, Facing Loneliness, Forgiveness, Growing Closer to God). Please join us for fellowship, healing and discussion on Wednesday nights starting September 6, 2017 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

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If you need help, or know of someone who does

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Congregational Care

One Body

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So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.   Galatians 6:10

The Congregational Care Ministry serves the Body of Christ at the Chapel Hill Bible Church, connecting those who have needs to those who can help.

Let's be ready to carry one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). Just as the paralytic's friends lowered him through the roof, we can show others Jesus's love in tangible ways (Mark 2: 1-12).

       Types of Care Available

  • Prayer Partnering
  • Meals
  • Visits
  • Errands/Transportation
  • Budget Counseling*
  • House or yardwork
  • Cards or notes of encouragement
  • Handyman services

        Referrals Available

 

Get Involved!

Please consider joining the growing network of people at CHBC stepping up to help members of our church family in times of need.
Consider all the ways you might help.

Can you . . . . ?

  • Prepare and deliver a meal
  • Contribute meals to the church freezer
  • Run an errand
  • Provide occasional transportation
  • Help with light housework
  • Help with occasional yard work
  • Perform minor home repairs
  • Send cards or notes of encouragement
  • Partner for prayer and encouragement
  • Make hospital or home visits
  • Occasional child care
  • Other _______________________________

 

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If you sign up, your name will be added to the volunteer pool, and the Congregational Care Team will contact you to check your availability when a need arises.

 

 

 

 Request Assistance

CompassionateCareHands-1 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.To request a call from the Congregational Care team, click the Help button.

Someone from the Congregational Care Team will call you to talk about how your church family may be able to help. The amount of help we can give is determined by how many volunteers are available.
If you haven't heard from a team member within 24 hours of requesting help, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with a brief explanation of your situation. If you prefer, you can speak with a prayer minister in the back of the sanctuary after Sunday morning service. 

*Note: The Congregational Care Ministry does not disburse financial assistance.

 

Read: The Art of Presence

Learn about Mental Health Resources

Arm Yourself with Knowledge and Compassion

A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teen Depression  -     By: Gary E. Nelson

How do you befriend a teen overcome by depression? What should you say? What should you not say? How can you show compassion to the family in a way that really helps? Attend this two-session book discussion of A Relentless Hope: Surviving the Storm of Teenage Depression by Gary Nelson offered on Wednesday evenings, March 16 and 30 during YARD meetings. Also, an action meeting on April 13 will follow the FCOMI conference (see below for information about the conference.) These sessions are for parents and other adults who are interested in learning about teens and depression. We have scheduled this series at the same time as YARD so you can attend while your children are in youth group.

For more information about the book discussion, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Books will be available for purchase prior to class at the reception desk in the office area for $15 each and also the first night of class.

“Depression and related illnesses threaten to wreck the lives of many teens and their families. Suicide driven by these illnesses is one of the top killers of these young people. How do teens become depressed? What does depression feel like? How can we identify it? What helps depressed teens? What hurts them? How do families cope with teen depression?

In A Relentless Hope Gary Nelson uses his experience as a pastor and pastoDr. Gary E. Nelson, D. Min.ral counselor to guide the reader through an exploration of these and many other questions about teen depression. Nelson has worked with many teens over the years offering help to those who find themselves confronted by this potentially devastating attacker. The author also uses the story of his own son's journey through depression to weave together insights into the spiritual, emotional, cognitive, biological, and relational dimensions of teen depression. Through careful analysis, candid self-revelation, practical advice, and even humor, this pastor, counselor, and father reminds us that God's light of healing can shine through the darkness of depression and offer hope. A Relentless Hope is written for teens, parents, teachers, pastors, and any who walk with the afflicted through this valley of the shadow of death.

On April 1, Dr. Gary Nelson will be keynote speaker at the annual conference presented by Faith Connections on Mental Illness. This year’s conference focuses on understanding mental illness in childhood and adolescence. It is a one-day conference at St. Thomas More Catholic Church here in Chapel Hill. More information about the conference


Jesus and "the least of these"

Mental illnessJesus kept company with the outcasts of society, and still does, so if we want to stay in his company, so should we. Each of us, according to our gifts and calling, should minister to what Jesus calls "the least of these, my brethren." Among the least of the least in our society are those living with brain disorders such as major depression, schizophrenia, bi­polar disorder and other serious mental illnesses. Such mental illnesses can affect social interactions, ability to support one's self, and personal appearance, resulting in multiple daily challenges.

How can we help? After we educate ourselves, we can prayerfully give of our time, our talents or our treasure to those organizations that serve these who are seriously underserved.

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