Caring Ministry News

“Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.“

PRAYER 

Father, beginning this new year, may I have Your strength for everything.
Promise:  “My yoke is easy and My burden light.” —Mt 11:30

Faith and Grief Luncheon
Sitting Vigil: Nicole Staab

Tuesday, February 7th 12:00-1:00pm
@Village Presbyterian, 6641 Mission Rd, Prairie Village

Grief: Sitting Vigil
Join us for lunch as guest speaker Nicole Staab shares her experience of sitting vigil with her grandmother as she was dying in 2015. Nicole had no idea she would be carrying that experience with her as she started her new career three years later. Nicole now works as an end of life doula; providing care, education, and guidance for families and their loved ones from terminal diagnosis through bereavement. “Anytime I am able to sit vigil with a family,” Nicole says, “I hold space for my grandmother, knowing she is there guiding me.”
 
Following the presentation you may share your experiences, if comfortable doing so, in a facilitated small group. Everyone is welcome. Complimentary box lunch is offered; free-will donations are appreciated. Pre-registration is helpful but not required. Our monthly Faith and Grief Lunches are sponsored by six Kansas City area congregations. Lunches are hosted at Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS. For information 816-381-9249.
Register at https://www.faithandgrief.org/events/support-gathering-kansas-city-ks-5-2/
For information Facebook.com/FaithandGriefKC or 816-381-9249.
Everyone is welcome to hear our speaker and enjoy a box lunch.
 Facilitated table conversation provides a safe place to remember, listen, and pray together.
You may share - or not - as you are comfortable.
RSVP at the link above or call for information at (816) 381-9249.

When It Is Time To Ask For Help

Hotlines

Please note that some numbers have recently changed.
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (new number): 988
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
National Domestic Violence: 1.800.799.7233

National Domestic Violence Hotline
JOCO Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line: (913) 268-015
JOCO Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line
Crisis Text Line: crisistextline.org or text HOME to 741741
Crisis Text Line

Message of the Day

"Desire only Love and walk your days with the Beloved;
you will radiate with joy, blessing others with Love's presence;
you will know not loneliness with Love's Companioning Presence."

- Nan Merrill, Psalms for Praying
(Slowly ponder these words . . . Pray your response in gratitude.)
 
"Do not always scrupulously confine yourself to certain rules, or particular forms of devotion, but act with a general confidence in God, with love and humility."
- Brother Lawrence, The Practice of the Presence of God

("Confidence in God" . . . where in your life do you need more of this? Pray the grace to grow in trust.)