Are you going through a Difficult Time?
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people who are facing a crisis or going through difficult times. The care you’ll receive is confidential, free, and very helpful.
Stephen Ministers Care!
Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties.
The PBS “Religion and Ethics” news show recently aired an eight-minute feature on Stephen Ministry that vividly describes the life-changing ministry happening in thousands of congregations.
Being a Stephen Minister is the answer to how to serve God’s people. It has given me skills that I use everyday in my work and in my personal relationships, besides enabling me to be Christ to another as their Stephen Minister.
On the second Sunday of the month, we gather to knit our prayers into shawls, blankets, and other gifts. At one moment we are praying for someone celebrating the birth of a new child and the next we are praying for a person recovering from a recent surgery. The end result are gifts full of prayer that we can give. The group is open to all levels and is a time of both spiritual growth and fellowship.
There is no elevator, you have to take the steps
Our congregation recognizes the struggle and celebrate the changes brought about in recovery. As such, we offer an open hand in inviting all who are affected by alcohol and substance abuse to come to a safe place to talk confidentially, ask questions, and receive compassionate fellowship.
We open our doors, engage the community within and without, and advance our church as a healing place. For more information, send a confidential email to Pastor Mantu at [email protected] or leave a confidential voicemail at 925-478-3151.
12-Step Meeting Place
Each week our church provides space for a variety of 12-step meetings to move forward in recovery and hope. Our mission is to offer a comforting place that people can meet and connect to those who have walked the path before them. If you need to attend a recovery meeting, please download a 12-Step Group schedule through the links below and visit one of the meetings. Please call 925-934-4208 x201 if you should have any questions.
Recovery Resources for 12-Step Groups Meeting in Our Church
- Alcoholics Anonymous For A.A. offices with information on local meetings, enter city, state or Zip code.
- Narcotics Anonymous – Enter US and your state or area code, then click Search. Or visit the Contra Costa county page.
- Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
- Al-Anon Contra Costa County
- Al-Anon National