A new command I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
Care Ministry at North Park exists to help us to be a community that cares well for one another. Often, care happens through the relationships that we build with one another, but we also know that there are unique seasons of life that require some specialized support. How we walk with one another through these difficult times is so important, because we believe that God can uniquely use our life experiences, including our most painful moments, to deepen our connection to Him, and to one another. So whatever challenges you are facing, we trust you can find the support you need here at North Park to move forward with hope. You are not alone!
Sundays: February 23, March 22, April 26, May 24 & June 26
A cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and it is often difficult to navigate the sea of questions and uncertainties that arise. This monthly group provides a supportive and hope-filled atmosphere of encouragement, prayer and connection with others who have been through cancer themselves and understand the challenges you may be facing.
Foster & Adopt
Saturdays: February 22, March 28, April 25 & May 30
The challenges and blessings of welcoming children into your family through fostering and adoption are numerous. It is not always easy to anticipate the unique dynamics that can arise. Whether you are just starting out on the road towards fostering or adopting, or are farther along in the journey, consider joining this supportive group of parents seeking to come together to encourage and learn from one another.
Thursdays: January 23 to April 23
Separation and divorce are among life’s most difficult and painful experiences. DivorceCare is an elective that provides an opportunity to learn from top experts on divorce and recovery, as well as a chance to connect to an ongoing ‘"support team" as you deal with the challenges surrounding separation and divorce. Weekly meetings include video-based teaching, discussion and prayer.
Mondays: February 3 to May 11
The loss of a loved one can be painful and sometimes disorienting, but there is hope! Connecting with others who have been there and understand what you are going through can mean so much. GriefShare is a place where you can find encouragement, comfort and healing as you slow down, reflect and lean into the care and support of those around you.
Safe Families Info Night
Thursday: March 5
7:00 - 9:00pm
Safe Families extends and strengthens the community safety net for at-risk families by caring for children whose parents are experiencing a temporary crisis. This elective will provide an opportunity to hear stories from those involved with Safe Families and to hear more about how we at North Park can partner with the incredible work Safe Families is doing in our city.