Support & Caring Ministries

Love one another as I have loved you.
John 13:34

 

At its core, the Church is a community of affection that makes God's love known to one another and to the world.  At Christ Church, Clergy and volunteers work together to make God’s love real through tangible acts of care and support in times of transition, need, and celebration.  If you would like to To explore any one those these ministries or to get involved, please contact The Rev’d Vicki Hesse, Associate for Parish Life and Christian Formation at vhesse@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4841, ext. 116.

Prayer Ministries
In prayer we give voice to our deepest needs and open our hearts to hear and receive God’s healing and love. The Christ Church prayer ministers offer themselves in prayer to others in any kind of need.  All of our prayer requests are offered corporately at Morning Prayer and daily by individual prayer ministry members. Click here to submit a prayer request or to add yourself or a loved one to our parish prayer list.

Intercessory Prayer Team
Our Intercessory Prayer Team is comprised of women and men who have a heart to pray and intercede for others who are in need. Intercessory prayer is offered in Saint Margaret’s Chapel on the first Sunday of every month at the 9:00 am and 11:115 am services.  Under the leadership of The Rev’d Vicki Hesse, Intercessory Prayer Team members commit to daily prayer as well, and gather monthly for ministry support and corporate prayer.  If you would like to know more about this ministry, please contact the Rev. Vicki Hesse

Daughters of the King (DOK)
The Daughers of the King (DOK) is a religious order for women committed to prayer, service and evangelism, especially among women, and the strengthening of the spiritual life of our parish.  Christ Church members (the Saint Monnica Chapter) meet monthly for fellowship and prayer, and committ to daily prayer and ongoing faith formation.  For more information about the Daughters of the King, please contact the Rev. Vicki Hesse.

Stephen Ministers
Stephen Ministers are confidential and compassionate friends who will listen, one on one, during times of loss or need.  Stephen Ministers received formal training at Christ Church and meet regularly for supervision.  To request a Stephen Minister for yourself or someone you know, or for more information about the Christ Church Stephen Ministry program, please speak with the Rev. Vicki Hesse.

Eucharistic Visitors
For those unable to attend Sunday services due to illness or infirmity, Christ Church Eucharistic Visitors will come to you.  Our Eucharistic Visitors are trained volunteers who extend the embrace of God and the Christ Church community by offering the Eucharistic elements, consecrated Bread and Wine, to the home- or hospital-bound.  If you or a loved one would like to receive a visit from a priest or Eucharistic Visitor, please contact the Rev. Vicki Hesse.

Funeral Ministry Team
Our Funeral Ministry gathers to support families a the death of a loved one by providing support and hospitality to a grieving family and those who attend funeral services at Christ Church.  To become a part of this important ministry team, please contact the Rev’d Vicki Hesse.

Guild of the Christ Child
The Guild provides support to individuals and families who are planning a Baptism at Christ Church Grosse Pointe.  Guild members help to ensure that families have the information they need prior to Baptism, are available to assist families during Baptism services, and help new families connect to the community of Christ Church.  For more information regarding Baptism at Christ Church, please contact MaryAnn DeAngelo at mdeangelo@christchurchgp.org or 313-885-4842, ext 107.  To volunteer with the Guild, please contact Suzanne Di Piazza, 313-885-4841 ext.104 or sdipiazza@christchurchgp.org.

New Member Shepherds
Serve as a mentor or "shepherd" to each visitor or new member to assist them in becoming fully integrated into the life of the parish.  If you are new to Christ Church and have not been connected to a shepherd, please contact Maryann DeAngelo, 313-885-4841 ext.107 or mdeangelo@christchurchgp.org.

Wedding Coordinators
Wedding Coordinators assist wedding couples and their families in planning weddings at Christ Church, and to support the couple and their wedding party throughout the wedding itself.  For more information about weddings at Christ Church or to volunteer for this ministry of care and support, please contact Maryann DeAngelo, 313-885-4841 ext.107 or mdeangelo@christchurchgp.org.

Support Groups

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous meets Wednesday at 8:00pm and Saturdays at 8:30 pm to provide support to women and men battling alcohol addiction.  Newcomers are always welcome to attend.  Meetings are held on the Lower Level of the Education Wing, using the entrance at Miller Hall.

Debtors Anonymous (DA)
Debtors Anonymous meets weekly on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm to provide support to women and men overcoming indebteness.  Newcomers are always welcome to attend.  Meetings are held on the Lower Level of the Education Wing, using the entrance at Miller Hall.