Community Care

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ANCHOR CANCER SUPPORT GROUP

Anchor Cancer Support Group walks alongside those whose lives have been affected by cancer, including family and caregivers. All are welcome at any point along this cancer journey. We invite you to join us the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

Please note: This Group will not meet Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) or Tuesday, January 1 (New Years Day).

Contact Kathy Alonzo at kalonzo@shepherdchurch.com

CENTURIONS MILITARY MINISTRY 
Shepherd's Centurion Military Ministry is a fellowship that supports all those who served - both past and present, and their families. We are also proud to partner with the Wounded Warriors Project.
For more information, contact Rick Robledo at rrobledo@shepherdchurch.com 

Next session is January 9 at 7:00 p.m. | MC 110-111

CHRIST POWERED RECOVERY (CPR)

“Therefore, if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” — John 8:36 (NIV)

Addiction can take many forms. Christ Powered Recovery (CPR) is a fellowship that helps those struggling and recovering from substance abuse, sexual addiction, while offering support to the family members who love them. This group practices the proven 12-Step Recovery program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the context of scripture. Come on out and celebrate recovery! Everyone is welcome.

Meeting Times:

  • Mondays starting at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in MC Rooms 130-132 at our Porter Ranch location
  • Fridays starting at 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at our West Valley location

Contact |  Porter Ranch location | Jeff Duke at cpr@shepherdchurch.com or call 818.888.7501 

Contact | West Valley location | Henry at cpr@shepherdchurch.com

DIVORCE CARE

You don't have to go through the pain of separation or divorce alone. Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most painful challenges. Offered twice a year — in the Spring and Fall — this 14-week class will help encourage you. Visit www.divorcecare.org and click on the link "Find a Group" in the top left corner. Enter your zip code to locate current classes that are close to your home. Please call for class dates, time and room number.

Contact | Kay Norris at knorris@shepherdchurch.com

New session starting January 28.

GRIEF SHARE

Grief Share is a support group that features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. This is a place where you can find help as you grieve. You don't have to be alone as you make the journey through grief. We invite anyone suffering from the loss of a loved one to join us for this healing time. You are invited to participate in one or all of the sessions beginning at any time. Please let us know if you will be attending so we can provide materials for you. Visit www.griefshare.org or call for our current class dates, time and room number. 

Contact | Kay Norris 818.831.9333 x2225 knorris@shepherdchurch.com 

Grief Share (Loss of a Spouse): January 14 at 7:00 p.m. | MC 204

Regular Grief Share: January 28 at 7:00 p.m. | MC 204

IN LOVING ARMS

Losing a baby leaves behind a pain that is often hard for others to understand. If your pregnancy or neonatal loss has left you feeling hopeless, angry or confused, you are not alone. In Loving Arms is a six-week support group that helps hurting moms and dads come together to find comfort and healing. We will explore tough questions and share testimonies of those who have found healing after their loss.

Contact | John and Tani Leeper at 818.927.2767 or by email at support@inlovingarms4.com

MONDAY PRAYER MINISTRY (MPM)

Do you need prayer for the challenges and obstacles that life can bring? If so, please join us on Mondays, between the hours of 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Please sign in at the Main Office at our Porter Ranch location. Our Prayer Team is dedicated to pray, anoint, and give communion in Jesus' name, for every person who comes to the Prayer Room seeking prayer, according to their needs. Please note that we are closed on all major holidays or when the Shepherd Church office is closed.

Contact I Jane Kasel at jkasel@shepherdchurch.com

TUESDAY PRAYER TEAM

The Tuesday Prayer team is a small group of men and women who pray for the many prayer requests that  come into Shepherd Church from all over the country. In addition, we intercede for our pastors, our community, nation, and one another. Please come on out and pray as long as your schedule will permit. Everyone is invited!

Next session:

  • Every Tuesday evening at 6:45 p.m. in MC 112. Please note: Group will not meet Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day) or Tuesday, January 1 (New Years Day).

Contact | Jane Kasel at Jkasel@shepherdchurch.com or Lydia Smith - 818.831.9333 x2116 

PRAYER CHAIN

In James 5:16, God tells us that "the prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective." We have a dedicated group of men and women who love pray and set a time to pray each day for all those who are in need. Please feel free to leave a confidential prayer request. We would love to pray for you!

Contact | 818.831.9333 x2430

Would you like to be part of Shepherd's Prayer Ministry? | Contact | Jane Kasel at jkasel@shepherdchurch.com

THRONE OF GRACE

Throne of Grace is a confidential 12-week ministry to assist women in their post abortive trauma, that will enable them to seek healing and forgiveness in Christ. The complex issues surrounding the choice to terminate a crisis pregnancy makes every woman's journey individual. Post abortion stress may affect the spiritual and mental health of women desperately trying to cope in a society and culture that leave no area for her to mourn her loss. When a woman is restored to the right relationship with God, she is open to a brighter future, benefiting His kingdom.

Contact | Ruth Martenson 818.831.9333 x2444 (calls are confidential)

New session is starting February 21 

VISITATION MINISTRY 

If you or your loved one is ill, hospitalized or homebound, a member of our Pastoral Care team would be happy to visit you and pray for you!

Contact | Rick Robledo, rrobledo@shepherdchurch.com