At one time or another, every one of us finds ourselves in a time of need. Our needs range from physical needs in times of illness to financial needs in times of stress, emotional and spiritual needs to a helping hand when things are too much for us on our own. But, where do we turn to have our needs met? We turn to God who promises to meet our every need and to His people through whom we experience the gracious provision of God.
If you are in need, we want to be God’s hands and feet for you. Below you will find descriptions of different needs we experience. We encourage you to click on the appropriate area of need in order to discover how you can experience the meeting of these needs.
Soul Care—help when we are hurting, stuck, or in need of guidance
Spiritual Direction and Guidance
Sometimes we feel lost on the journey of faith, or we discover that we need help in making sense of what God is up to or if he is even there. At Union Center, we want to journey with you, helping you discover where God is and how you can follow him. If you find yourself in need of direction, we will sit with you and work together to help you find your way. Please contact us to set up an appointment by calling our office at (607) 754-8222 or emailing Laura Kasson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Way: Hope in Christ when life hurts
The Way is a ministry focused on experiencing hope, healing, and life through Jesus. We welcome those who hurt, and those who want to grow in practicing their faith. Participants will connect in safe relationships, get training for life practices that Jesus modeled, experience life-giving relief from soul-crushing weights, and grow in hope.
This ministry starts on Mondays, at 6:30pm with a 45 minute large group experience, and is followed by gender-specific small groups. For more information, e-mail Pastor Bill at email@example.com.
Healing from divorce is not easy. It’s a long, sometimes painful process. We want to help you on your journey toward recovery. You’ll discover hope for the future. While things may look bleak now, you’ll learn ways to restore your hope and rebuild your life.
Your children will have a safe place to learn how to work through the hurt of divorce. The DC 4K (Divorce Care for Kids) program features videos, music, games, crafts and activities for children ages 5–12.
For more information, please contact us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to support our church family in prayer. How can we pray for you as you seek God? Let us know if we can pray for you by e-mailing email@example.com.
Sickness or Hospitalization—help when we experience illness
We all get sick. We have to have that “procedure” or surgery. Our bodies fail us for a season or for the foreseeable future. In these times, we need encouragement, prayer, and sometimes help with things like dinner and cleaning the house. At Union Center, we are here to minister to you in your times of sickness and hospitalization. When you are sick or in the hospital, you can call our Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and speak with a team member directly who will ensure your needs are met to the best of our abilities.
Finances—help with financial issues and resources
Finances. The word can feel oppressive. Sometimes we discover that we simply don’t have enough resources to meet our needs or we want to know how to better manage what we have in a way that honors God. At Union Center, we want to help ensure you experience the meeting of your needs and learn how to steward what resources God has given you. If you want more information, please contact the Benevolence Team at email@example.com or call our office at (607) 754-8222.
Food—help when food resources are needed
Our Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW®) food pantry is open to all and is intended to provide food to those who find themselves in need, no questions asked. The pantry will be open every Thursday from 4-7 pm. All members of the family of faith at Union Center as well as the larger community are invited to come as needed.
Helping Hands—help when the job is too much
Sometimes the job is simply too big or the task too tough for us to do it on our own. At Union Center we believe that being family means we pitch in to lend a hand when it is needed. Our Handyman Ministry existed to provide help with things like general maintenance and repairs or a helping hand when a strong back is needed. When you need a helping hand, please contact our Handyman Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (607) 754-8222.
Marriage—help to start or continue on the journey of marriage
Whether you are thinking about getting married or your marriage needs a tune up (or maybe a major repair!), we want to help. At Union Center, you will find people who are trained to help you prepare for the wonderful journey of marriage or work with you to get back to that experience of a joyous marriage. If you would like help with your marriage or someone to work with you to ensure you are prepared for marriage please contact Laura Kasson at email@example.com or call our office at (607) 754-8222.
Loss and Grief—help when things fall apart
Sometimes we lose. We lose a friend, a spouse, a dream. Losing hurts. We are here to support you in your times of loss and grief, coming alongside you to comfort, guide, and give you hope. If you need help in your time of loss please contact Laura Kasson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at (607) 754-8222.