We live in a broken world with unexpected challenges, unmet needs, and complicated relationships. But we are all beings meant for community. Our care ministries seek to provide community centered around specific needs of the community— from hunger to divorce care.
Check out our list of care ministries below to see how you can get involved.
SCBC’s food pantry is well stocked to accommodate the many families we help in and outside our church body. Volunteers purchase fresh dairy, produce and meat products to complement the many bags assembled from the pantry and to be given out to those in need. We are able to offer them a Gospel of John and other spiritual periodicals, along with a local resource list for additional help.
Families in need can request help (and/or financial counsel) when they find themselves in a difficult financial situation. An initial screening is done by the Benevolence Department and is usually followed by a meeting with the individual to determine if and how SCBC can be of assistance. We have helped with rent, car repairs, utility bills, prescriptions and gasoline. This ministry exists to provide food/non food items and financial assistance to those truly in need. If you request help, a Benevolence team member will contact you, evaluate your situation, and enable you to get both the short and long term help you need.
HELP! (Help & Education for Liver Patients)
HELP! is a nonprofit organization that meets monthly on the SCBC campus. HELP! provides support, education, advocacy, resource referral, and counseling at all stages of liver disease, from newly-diagnosed to end-of-life, specializing in hepatitis C, liver transplantation, organ donation, and integrated ‘liver-&-life’ counseling for recovering addicts. The HELP! Education Group is in its 19th year and features periodic guest specialists and written materials. There is no cost to attend, and patients are encouraged to attend with a support person. Those born 1945 through 1965 are particularly encouraged to attend. For more information, email CN Gordon or visit the HELP! website.
HOPE is for those coping with bipolar disorder and/or chronic depression, as well as families and friends of those coping with these mental illnesses. Education about these illnesses through videos, speakers and other credible resources is provided. Christian friendship, fellowship and prayer support is provided in a safe, confidential environment. If you’re interested, please contact Janice.