Valley Care

Supporting Each Other

We know that life can be joyful and life can be painful. The Valley Care ministry seeks to provide people with hope and support through the redeeming love and transforming power of God - offering preventive as well as responsive care.

Care Services

PASTORAL Counseling

Valley offers short-term crisis and pastoral counseling. We can also refer you to a number of local counselors. Email Mary Swank or call 860.673.6826 x108 to set up an appointment.

Visitation

To receive visitation for you or a loved one who is home bound, in the hospital, or a nursing home contact the Care office. Anointing or communion can also be arranged. Email Mary Swank or call 860.673.6826 x108. 

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

If you are underemployed or unemployed and would like to talk to someone about your situation, please contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108. We'd be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our Care Ministry staff. 

MARRIAGES IN CRISIS

Don't wait to take steps if you fear your marriage is in trouble. We'd like to help with tools to turn the tide. Call the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108 to make an appointment.

DIVORCE

If you are struggling because of a divorce and would like to talk to someone, call the Care Ministry office at 860.673.6826 x108 to set up an appointment.

Care Groups

   
 Directory of Care Groups
 

CELEBRATE RECOVERY

We all have our personal hurts, habits, and hang-ups. And sometimes they reach a point where they interfere with the life God has designed for us. That’s where Celebrate Recovery comes in.

Churches across the country have used this Christ-centered recovery program to help thousands of people achieve freedom from those hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We will work through 12 steps and eight principles with others who can relate to our experiences.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. We begin with a large group meeting at 7 p.m., followed by break out groups. Everyone is welcome and there is no registration for Celebrate Recovery. If you would like more information about this ministry, contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108.

COPING WITH CANCER

New Monthly Group 

"Coping with Cancer" is a new Valley Care group specifically for people living with cancer, or for those caring for a loved one with cancer. We'll share encouragement, tips, and find comfort in the shared experience of battling this disease.

The group is open to all, and no RSVP is required. We will meet on the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact us in the Care Ministry Office 860.673.6826.

DIVORCECARE

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they've ever faced. It's a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you've never faced before. Our new DivorceCare group will meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

The current DivorceCare 13- week session is meeting Mondays at 7 p.m. at our Valley Simsbury offices (3 Mill Pond Lane, Simsbury). For more information contact Mary Swank.

Register for DivorceCare
Faithful Hands

Faithful Hands is a group of men that serves single mothers, widows, or any other person needing help by providing practical handyman services. Would you like to receive handyman assistance from one of our Faithful Hand Care Teams? Please contact us in the Care Ministry office at 860.673.6826 or email Mary Swank,

Would you like to serve as a part of the Faithful Hands Team? Please contact us to find out more information and to complete our screening process.

FRIENDSHIP COMMUNITY

This group is for adults with diverse abilities who are looking for community. We meet in-person Tuesdays at 6pm in the Cafe. Please contact Mary Swank to register for this group.

GRIEFSHARE

***Upcoming Event***
Griefshare: Surviving the Holidays

Sunday, November 13, 3-5 p.m. The Venue at Valley Avon - Cost: $5
For more information, or to register, click here.

GriefShare Support Group

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be difficult for you to feel optimistic about the future. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never faced before. GriefShare is a group of people dealing with loss that meets weekly to face these challenges.

Our 13-week session is currently meeting on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Valley Avon in Room 206. Please contact the Care Ministry office for more information.

Register for GriefShare
 HEARTS WITH HOPE

A care group for mothers dealing with the loss of a child. Hearts With Hope meets on the second Thursday of each month beginning September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206 at Valley Avon. For more information, please contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826. 

 NOURISH AND NURTURE

A Care Group for moms and babies.

For many women, the early weeks and months of motherhood can be challenging and isolating. This new care group meets twice monthly and will provide education and encouragement with the goal of healthy moms and healthy babies! Lactation Consultant Julie Tower will facilitate the group, which is open to all moms with babies up to one year old (breastfeeding, combo-feeding, bottle-feeding) and expecting moms. No registration is necessary. For more information, contact Julie Tower.

 

Prayer

Healing Prayer Service

Are you suffering from a physical, mental, or emotional condition? Join others in the presence of elders, pastors, and deacons for prayer, anointing and support. All are welcome. Registration is necessary. Contact Mary Swank for more information.

Prayer Group

This group is currently meeting online. They spend time praying through the prayer requests that are submitted each weekend following the services. If you would like to participate in this ministry contact Mary Swank.

Prayer Wall

Praying for others is an important part of caring for one another. If you have a prayer request that you'd like to submit on our Prayer Wall click here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer shawls, gifts from Valley Community Baptist Church, are available for anyone who is experiencing illness, grief or going through a difficult time. If you know someone that you think would like to have a prayer shawl, or if you would like to join this ministry by knitting or crocheting a shawl from home, please contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826. Yarn and instructions are provided.

Senior Care

The Sunday morning Senior Community led by Skip Eggimann meets in-person, in the Library at Valley Avon.

Senior Adult Gathering - Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month for our Senior Adult Luncheons.  Please call Mary to RSVP 860.673.6826.

Visitation - If a Valley Senior Adult is hospitalized, in a care facility, or homebound, Care ministry would like to know so that a visit can be made. Please contact , or call the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108.

If you have an urgent need for pastoral care on a night, weekend, or holiday, call the church's main phone, 860.673.6826, listen to the phone message and follow the directions for contacting the pastor on call.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911

Upcoming Events

Staff

Mary Swank

Administrative Assistant, Valley Adults and Valley Care
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