Prayer and Care | Memorial Park Church

Prayer and Care

Congregational Care

Memorial Park Church is a bustling place with countless opportunities for you to learn, worship, grow, and belong together with our church family. We all understand that life can be a challenge, and that support from your church community can make all the difference We want to share in your joys and to help carry your burdens. Whether you’re seeking Christian fellowship and growth when the road is smooth, or have an earnest need when you hit a rough patch, we want to provide a safe place where you are loved and cared for. 

We have several support groups to help provide you with the support and care you need.

Cancer Support Group

Church Counselor and cancer survivor, Joyce Ruzanic leads this group. Contact Pastor Kevin for session dates and times.

Grief Support Group

This group, led by Pastor Kevin, meets in the fall and spring for seven consecutive weeks of study, confidential sharing, and prayer. Contact Pastor Kevin for session dates and times.
Depression Support Group

This ministry offers Bible study, confidential sharing, and prayer. This group is led by Counselor Joyce Ruzanic and Elder Kirk Kjellman. Contact Pastor Kevin for session dates and times.

Deacon Care Committee

This team of compassionate men and women demonstrates God’s love to church members by helping with practical needs, like providing rides to church, doctor’s appointments or arranging for meals to be provided to families during difficult times. They also handle requests for financial assistance to church families experiencing crisis. Contact the church office if you or someone you know could benefit from services provided by the Care Committee.

Helping Hands

Several men in the church volunteer their time and talents to perform minor home repairs for single moms and older adults in our congregation. Bob Forney leads this team of helpful servants. If you’d like to help, or are aware of a specific need, contact Bob Forney by e-mail.

Recovery Support Groups

MPC hosts several recovery support groups at the church. For more information on each of the groups listed below, please contact Paul Housman, Pastor of Outreach

Narcotics Anonymous
Sundays -- 7:00-8:00 P.M.
Geneva Room

Narcotics Anonymous
Monday -- 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Clayton Room 1

Tuesdays --10:30-11:30 A.M.
Prayer Room

Al Anon Family Group
Tuesday -- 8:00-9:00 P.M.
Edinburgh Room

Wednesday -- 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Clayton Gym

Al Anon
Saturday -- 6:00-7:00 P.M.
Westminster Hall (Stage End) or Prayer Room (follow signage)

Saturday McCandless Group -- 6:00-7:00 PM
Huston Room

*Locations are subject to change. For scheduling and meeting locations, contact Julia Wrightstone.

Prayer Requests

Submit your prayer requests confidentially and a group of committed prayer partners will come alonside you in prayer.

Prayer Request

Prayer Calendars

The Pastoral Staff has endorsed this Prayer Guide by Revive Our Hearts Ministry to pray over our upcoming election in a few weeks. It is bipartisan and Scriptural without endorsing any one candidate. Please take a few points per day to pray. The Scriptures referring to each prayer point are printed out for your convenience. Please be informed, get out and vote, and most of all pray! If you have any questions direct them to Pastor Kevin Gourley. God bless each of you!

See the Prayer Guide 

In light of the current climate surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are starting a weekly prayer guide to help you and your family stay connected with us through prayer. You can find the latest prayer guides below. During the month of August, we will be taking a break from our prayer guides so we can more fully focus on our engagement and reopening plans for the fall.

30 July 2020 Prayer Guide >>
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25 June 2020 Prayer Guide >>
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6 April 2020 Prayer Guide (for Good Friday) >>
2 April 2020 Prayer Guide >>
26 March 2020 Prayer Guide >>
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Looking to Help?

Memorial Park Church offers opportunities for interested members to become Stephen Ministers. With only 50 hours of training, you can become a Care Giver in Memorial Park Church.

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