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Caring Ministries

Caring Ministries

Our care ministries exists to provide love and support to people who are struggling with life’s challenges. At one time or another we all need the help of others to see our way through a difficult time. Whether your struggle is physical, emotional, relational, or financial we are here for you and want to help in whatever way we can.

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Caring Ministry takes place every hour of every day as our pastors, staff, and members demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ in our contacts with people in our community. 

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Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers: The After People Stephen Ministers are the “After People”! They come alongside us after the phone call we hoped we would never get, after the funeral is over and folks have all gone home, after life falls apart, after the doctor delivers a terminal diagnosis, after the nursing home director welcomes a new patient to his or her new home, and after our family and friends have heard our story one too many times but we still need…
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PALS

People Abounding in Loving Support Loving Services Provided for Lakeviewers Assistance with Downsizing: Provide help with housing choices, with packing & setting up a new home, and with Neighbor Helping Neighbor estate sales. Companion for Medical Care: Become a second set of ears during medical visits.  Help with medical terminology.  Provide rides to and from your doctor. Transportation: Provide rides to medical care, pick up prescriptions & groceries and running errands. Financial Management: Fill out VA forms; prepare/review tax forms;…
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FALL PREVENTION

Fall Prevention is for Everybody In its “Stay Independent” brochure, (THIS BROCHURE IS IN THE UMW FLIER RACK in Smoot Hall!) the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends older adults have your doctor or pharmacist review the medicines you take. Why review your medications for fall prevention? The purpose of medication reviews is to identify medications that might be increasing fall risk. Once you’ve identified these medications, you and your doctor should reconsider these medications and confirm that the likely…
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Divorce Care

What Is DivorceCare? DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help face the challenges of divorce and separation and to move toward rebuilding your life. This is a 15-week Christ-centered program that you can start at anytime and includes three main parts: Videos, group discussion and personal Bible study.The videos feature teaching from over 50 leading Christian counselors, teachers and pastors who speak on topics important to people undergoing separation or divorce. The videos also contain real-life stories of people who have…
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GriefShare

How GriefShare works It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. “Going to GriefShare feels like having warm arms wrapped around you when you’re shivering.” Our GriefShare group meet…
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Doc’s Hangout & Support

Memory Loss Support GroupKeep Memory Alive Doc’s support group is here to provide you as the caregiver or loved one, the opportunity to talk to other individuals who are facing some of the same problems that they are. It is helpful to talk to sympathetic people about the frustrations you are experiencing. Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss problems create many specific problems for families in their daily lives. Simply getting to know other people with similar concerns is a comfort…
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Exercise Classes

Lakeview UMC is committed to providing this much need class for our Church members and the community. The class has been ongoing for at least 10 years. Some of the original participants are still coming to this day. Donna says, “The people here are great. I loved the fellowship and we have fun working out together. We look forward to coming each week because Dr. Woods makes it enjoyable.” Falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury…
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Cancer Support Group

Cancer Support Group Adding Focus to Include ALL Those Who are facing a Life Threatening Disease The Cancer Support Group meets every Monday at 11 a.m. to Noon in the Conference Room. This group is for all those who are facing a life threatening disease or caring for someone facing a life threatening disease.  This means, if you or someone you are caring for has a disease other than cancer and it is life threatening, you are welcome to join…
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