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Care Ministries

Compassionately sharing Christ's mercy and kindness with others through the power of a Godly touch.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Sunday, November 18 | 9:30-11:00 am | Burlington Campus | GC19

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:
How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays  
*  What to do about traditions and other coming changes  
* Helpful tips for surviving social events
* How to discover hope for your future
Email GriefShare for more information.

Divorce CAre

DivorceCare is a warm caring group that will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences.

Thursdays | August 23-November 29 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Burlington Campus | FC 108


The cost is $15.00 to cover materials and scholarships are available. You can pay at the first session. Childcare is not provided, however would be pursued based on the number of requests. Click here to check out the DivorceCare website.  For more information click here.


GriefShare is for those dealing with the pain of the death of a friend or loved one. No matter how long it's been since a friend or loved one has died, the pain can make life unbearable.  GriefShare is led by wonderful facilitators who are warm, nurturing and understanding. 

Thursdays | Next Session Spring 2019 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Burlington Campus | FC104


There is a cost of $15.00 to cover materials, and scholarships are available. You can pay at the first session. Click here to check out the GriefShare website. For more information click here.

Christian survivors

of suicide

Christian Survivors of Suicide (CSOS) is a support group for family members and friends of persons who have ended their own lives.  CSOS helps in dealing with common issues and theological questions surrounding suicide.  If you have any questions click here to email our facilitators. 

Meets Second Wednesday Each Month | 6:30-8:30pm

Burlington Campus | FC103

  • It helps people to feel less isolated: they may not know anyone else that has been through this.  
  • Provides reassurance that healing will happen. 
  • Provides understanding from others in the group about common experiences and feelings.  
  • Creates a chance to learn from others in the group and the grief process.
  • Gives resources to seek other information outside the group.
  • Supplies personal warmth and spiritual support to those at a time when it is needed the most especially since recovery from a suicide death can be different than "regular" grief. Emotions such as guilt and anger may be more intense or sometimes there is a feeling of stigma - that others will be shocked and judgmental about this kind of death. This is a warm nurturing group with wonderful facilitators to help provide the strength and support needed on this journey of healing.

Counseling Information

Below is a list of certified Christian counselors that First Church partners with in order to offer quality mental health services.  To make an appointment with any of the counselors below, please call and leave a message that includes your name and phone number.  For pastoral counseling or to discuss other options please contact: Jeff Martin, Director of Pastoral Care or Tommy Baker, Executive Pastor at 859-586-4673.

Michael C. Adams | 859.525.0185

Betty Howe | 859.525.0185

Dr. Tom Noyes | 859.282.0119

Jennifer Reynolds | 859.620.9817

Greg Tanner | 513.309.8144