We seek to help people experience and share the love, compassion, and healing of Jesus Christ, so we prepare and strengthen programs for the ministries of Christian caring, healing, and wholeness for our life together as a congregation and community.

Individual Support

Spiritual Direction

Spiritual Direction is a classical Christian practice in which a trained spiritual mentor walks with an individual on (generally) a monthly basis to help them look for signs of the presence, guidance and call of God in their lives.

Contact Betsy Merchant for more information.

 

Lay Counseling

This is a ministry of para-professional counseling offered to our church congregation and local community. The Lay Counselors are supervised by Christian mental health professionals. They provide no-cost, intermediate level counseling.

Appointments set up individually; please contact (818) 790-6758 x430 (voicemail)

 

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry provides lay-pastoral care ministry in life-challenging situations such as: hospitalization, bereavement, new life stages, illness, disability, unemployment, separation, divorce, going overseas in wartime, or imprisonment.

Times set up individually; Contact (818) 790-6708 x231 (voicemail)

Group Support

Divorce Recovery

Join Lay Counselors and experienced Divorce Recovery Group leaders, Rusty Peck & Anne Peck, for this 13-week seminar for people who are separated or divorced. Join at any time during the 13 weeks. Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 PM, LCPC Library

Contact Rusty Peck rpeck@coscofire.com for more information.

 

Fibromyalgia/Arthritis Support Group

This group offers personal and social support for people living with these chronic conditions.  Each session focuses on a different education topic to provide encouragement and help in lifestyle management.  Led by Dianne Whiting, MA, PT and Katie Phillips-Rector, LMFT. Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 1:00-2:15pm in the library.

Contact Dianne Whiting diannefibro@gmail.com for more information.

 

Moms of Kids with Special Needs

This group of moms meets twice a month to support one another in the challenges of raising kids with special needs.  Moms share ideas and help each other through the process of schooling, IEPs, siblings, and day-to-day challenges.

Contact Ann Anderson graniea41@gmail.com for more information.

 

Grief Support

Rev. Dr. Peter Hintzoglou, Parish Associate, and Rev. Susan Hermann, a Hospice Chaplain, guide a support group open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one to come and join others who are experiencing the journey of loss and grief. They explore depression, loneliness, anger, and everything else one feels at a time of loss and grief.
The five-week series is open to all in the community, even if you have a different faith tradition or no faith tradition. The meetings are held on consecutive Sundays at no cost, with each session lasting about an hour and 15 minutes. While it’s suggested that attendees come for all five meetings, it is permissible to drop in for any of them. 

Contact Peter Hintzoglou (626) 862-1762 pehintz@earthlink.net for more information.

 

AL-ANON

Al-Anon has but one purpose: to help families of alcoholics. We do this by practicing the Twelve Steps, by welcoming and giving comfort to families of alcoholics, and by giving understanding and encouragement to the alcoholic.

Meetings:

  • Mondays, 12:30 p.m., Room 304, Demarest Family Life Center
  • Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Room 304, Demarest Family Life Center
  • Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., Room 304, Demarest Family Life Center (Step Study Meeting; Younger Members Welcome)
  • Thursdays, 7:00 p.m., Fellowship Hall, Demarest Family Life Center (Men’s Group; Younger Members Welcome)
  • Fridays, 12:30 p.m., Room 304, Demarest Family Life Center
  • Saturdays, 10:00 a.m., Fellowship Hall, Demarest Family Life Center (Parents' Group)