Care Ministries

Grief Journey Group

The grief support group, Grief Journey, is co-facilitated by Linda Shirck and Susan Beach, both of whom have extensive experience in grief counseling. This group provides a safe and supportive place where bereaved persons can mourn, share feelings, review the loss, and learn new coping skills. It also includes an educational component. Topics include: Understanding Grief, Self-care, Emotional Reactions, Possessions, Coping with the Holidays and others. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Linda Shirck at 623-308-4032 for more information. Grief Journey will resume in the Fall on Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Card Making Class

The card making class meets on Mondays at 1:30 PM in classroom C. We make special cards for the church to mail out to people who are homebound, in the hospital, or who had families members who have passed away. Cards are also used for group members to take home for their personal use. Lastly, we make cards for the Woman’s ministry to sell and make money for their various needs. Outside of taking a collection for supplies, there is no additional cost. Most of the people who attend this group have never made cards before so there is instruction to help. That means anyone, no prior skills are required! If you are willing to try, come join us!

Prayer Shawl

The Prayer Shawl Ministry includes those who knit or crochet prayer shawls at home or on Mondays at ALC with Sewing and Crafts. Priority distribution is done by our Pastors to those hospitalized.


One of the unseen activities in our congregation is the important ministry of praying for those in special need.  If you would like to receive prayer please contact Rev. Julia Sprenkle