Church of the Saviour’s Peace House Ministries are vibrant and diverse as the leaves on our trees this fall! The vision of our Peace House Ministries is to see the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our community transformed by the love of Jesus Christ. The vision is coming alive as community support groups gather in the Peace House for connection and healing. On any given day of the week, support groups are gathering such as Al-Anon (support for relatives and friends of Alcoholics), NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), GRASP (Grief Support After Substance Passing), and our own church started Amputee Support Group. We are currently building relationships with new leaders in hopes to offer support groups soon for widows, caregivers and those struggling with dementia.
“We are really enjoying the Peace House and very much appreciate you sharing it with us. This past month we had a young man who had lost his hand come to our meeting really wondering where his life was going from here. He had a smile on his face when he left and I think he will be back again.
In 1999, a COS member was facing amputation of his leg and wasn't sure he could handle it and go on with life. He met with a fellow COS member for advice. He told him that his life was still great and he would be able to move on in new ways. He decided to seek out others living with amputated limbs. He advertised a support group at COS in the Enquirer. On March 11, 1999, the first support group meeting was held at church and 30 people showed up! The support group is still going strong after 22 years thanks to your church! Two of us are original members of the group.” - Lois, Amputee Support Group Leader
The mission of our Peace House Ministries is to model Christ by cultivating and being a brave community to promote health, wellness, and purpose for all people. We are modeling this mission in our diverse and vibrant ministries, community classes, and events. In our 20th years of Stephen Ministry at Church of the Saviour, Stephen Ministers are modeling Christ in listening care relationships. With Peace House Ministries, Stephen Ministers offered a special speaker on “empty nesting” to promote wellness for our families during a critical season of transition. Coming soon, Peace House Ministries is cultivating a brave new ministry of Courageous Conversations! Upcoming classes are in the works for new spiritual health disciplines on healing touch, contemplation, and meditation.
As the seasons change, Church of the Saviour’s Peace House Ministries will grow and transform our community. Stay tuned for more support groups, classes, and special events coming soon!