Bringing Baby Home: A class for parents
Two-day workshop is Saturday, March 9, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Are you expecting? Did you recently welcome a new baby? Meet other new/expecting parents and learn how to navigate the relationship changes of having a new baby. A workshop led by Susan Ferone, LCSW, and Parish Nurse Mary Mattiacci, RN, will prepare you to:
• Increase friendship in your relationship
• Deal effectively with conflict
• Involve dads in infant care and parenting
• Recognize the psychological and emotional needs of your child
Even the strongest relationships are strained during the transition to parenthood. Our workshop builds on what experts call the best predictor of marital adjustment after baby arrives: the quality of friendship in the marriage.
Grief and Healing - Taking the Journey Together
A discussion and support group invites adults who are experiencing loss from the death of a spouse, parent, sibling or friend. Together, we will work through the pain of loss and navigate a new path. Our facilitators are Judith Allen, LPC, who has 24 years of experience in grief counseling, and Susan Ferone, LCSW Care Coordinator.
Being a caregiver to a loved one
Second Thursdays every month at 11 a.m. in the Parlor
Do you provide care for a spouse or loved one? Talk with peers about shared challenges in this supportive space.
Submit an intercessory prayer request by e-mail, and be assured that Covenant ministers will handle it with compassion and confidentiality. If you like for a minister to contact you, please include your name, e-mail address and/or phone number for follow up. E-mail Your Prayer Request.
Stephen Ministers are trained, listening friends who can bring the caring presence of the church to those experiencing difficult life situations, large or small. If you or someone you know might like to be paired with a Stephen Minister, contact Parish Nurse Mary Mattiacci. Click here for a PDF version of the Stephen Ministry informational brochure.
GriefShare is a special weekly seminar and support group designed to help those who are experiencing grief rebuild their lives after losing a loved one. These sessions are open to any adult regardless of whether your experience is recent or not. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and are professionally trained to help you through the days ahead.
A group of volunteers work quarterly to help members with minor home repairs maintenance jobs. Contact parish nurse Mary Mattiacci if you'd like to volunteer or need assistance.
If you, a member of your family, or a church friend are hospitalized, please contact the church office to let us know! Include the hospital, the room number, and the nature of the hospitalization if possible. If this is an emergency and after hours, call the church office and listen to the message to leave urgent information for the minister on call.
The pastoral staff, the parish nurse, and lay members of our visitation teams call on members of our congregation who are known to be chronically ill or otherwise unable to attend church. Home communion can be arranged, and telephone calls and visits are regularly scheduled for homebound members and those in nursing homes.