See below for local outreach events and information
GriefShare features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed.
Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to stuff their grief instead of allowing it to do the God-given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Confidentiality is very much a part of this program.
You will find encouragement, comfort and help. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around people who understand what you are feeling. You will learn how to recognize the symptoms of being stuck in grief and that you do not need to live in bondage to certain emotions. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.
We do not want you to walk this journey alone. GriefShare will be held on Fridays, Aug. 20 – Nov 12 from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon in the Shippensburg First Church of God Annex. Our facilitators are Lisa Murphy and Cherie Finkey. To register, please call 717-532-8421.
Children from James Burd Elementary, Nancy Grayson Elementary, and the Shippensburg Area Intermediate School are brought to the church for one hour of spiritual education during the school year. Contact Shirley Negley for more information.
Local food pantry. To donate through the church, the second Sunday of each month is designated for King's Kettle Food Pantry collection. To donate directly, volunteer or for more information, contact the pantry at 717.530.9200.
Joy El Camps and Retreats
Many retreats are held at Joy El camps throughout the year. You can find out more about the camp and register for their retreats and programs at www.joyelcamps.org or call 717-369-4539
Financial assistance can be requested to attend these events. Complete and submit an Eschenmann Fund Request Form. The forms are located in "The Gathering Place" in the "Church Forms" drawer.
Pregnancy Ministries, Inc.
Serving those with crisis pregnancies from a pro-life perspective. Volunteer opportunities available. Contact Robin Kell at 717.532.4446 for more information or Maggie or Deb at the Chambersburg Center at 717-267-3738.
Christ Among Neighbors
Community wide ministry to meet a wide array of needs. Donate or volunteer. Located at 130 South Penn Street. Contact Darlene Meyers at 717.532.7577 for more information.