Our twelve member Board of Deacons engages in a ministry of compassion via visiting our elderly and shut-ins, providing meals for those who have recently returned from the hospital, delivering flowers to shut-ins and those hospitalized as well as ongoing monthly contact, care and support for at least one care-receiver. To learn more about Deacons or to inquire about receiving Deacon assistance, please contact the church office at 717-334-1235.
Stephen Ministers are laypeople — Christian men and women — trained to provide one-to-one care of people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, relocation or separation due to military deployment. Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life. Their commonality? A passion for bringing Christ’s love and car to people during a time of need. Since 1976, more than 600,000 people from more than 12,000 congregations and other organizations have been trained as Stephen Ministers. For more information call the church office at 717-334-1235.
Support groups for bereavement, divorce recovery and cancer recovery are held periodically as interest warrants.
Gettysburg Presbyterian Church is pleased to begin offering DivorceCare support services through its Stephen Ministry. Divorce and separation are painful and stressful, and people going through them can feel very isolated. DivorceCare is a nationally recognized support group that meets weekly to help people experiencing separation and/or divorce face the many challenges facing them. DivorceCare is a faith-based program, which runs in 13 week cycles. Each meeting incorporates a video seminar with top experts on divorce and recovery, followed by time spent as a group discussing the video and talking about the challenges that the members of the group may be facing.
The first cohort at GPC for DivorceCare begins on Sunday, January 7th from 5:30 to 7 in the Eisenhower Lounge, and will meet every Sunday for 13 weeks at the same time. The groups will be facilitated by Dr. Susan Tassin and Leslie Casteel, and require pre-registration. The cost is $15, and includes a workbook.