If you or someone you know is feeling anxious, isolated or frightened by the current circumstances, our Community Counseling Center offers counseling for all. While unable to conduct face-to-face meetings, a tele-medicine platform enables secure, confidential sessions online. To schedule counseling or to receive more information, contact the Center at 910-452-7370.
While the Southport Presbyterian Church facility is closed until further notice, our ministries continue to be busy communicating, nurturing and caring. As much as we long to be together in person, we recognize the necessity to be vigilant with social distancing. Loving our neighbor means caring for everyone’s safety and well-being. Please do your compassionate best to keep yourself and your neighbors away from risk. If you, or someone you know, needs help with groceries, medications, or anything else, please contact your pastors and/or the Church Office. We are ready to coordinate care.
Stay in touch with your church family with our regular E-blast messages. We send notices and reflections Monday – Friday.
Facebook and this website are updated sources of news and worship.
Stephen Ministers, Sally Barton and Phyllis Falkenstein participated in a week-long Stephen Leader Training in a week-long training Jan. 12–18. The leader’s training course is an engaging week of learning, discovery, worship, relationship building, and catching a vision for all that Stephen Ministry can be for our congregation. We are grateful to this church and the Congregational Care Ministry for providing funds and support to increase our number of Stephen Leaders in order to meet the future needs of our congregation. Stephen Leaders and Stephen Ministers all share a common passion—bringing Christ’s love and care to hurting people. See more information about Stephen Ministry.
SPC’s Congregational Care and Stephen Ministries are hosting this community program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern Chapter.
This presentation will cover:
– The impact of Alzheimer’s, including problems with memory, thinking and behavior
– The difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia
– Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors
– Current research and treatments available to address some symptoms.
– Alzheimer’s Association resources.
To register, go to alz.org/events and scroll down to “events near me” and input keyword “Southport.” You will be asked for your email and to create a password. Other registration options include calling the church office at 910-457-6811 or the Alzheimer’s Association at 800.272.3900. While registration is not required, doing so will ensure enough handouts are available and monitor that the minimum number of 30 attendees have been met.
Stop by the Narthex and pick up some Christmas ”Wish Lists” from our Angel Tree for local Southport ministries supported by SPC. The tree is decorated with Angel, Tree and Stocking gift category ornaments. Angels are for two families adopted through Southport Elementary, plus Angels for Providence Home ($25 Walmart Gift Cards). Tree Ornaments are for Matthew’s Ministry and the Food Pantry ($25 Walmart Gift Cards). If ornaments on the tree are taken before you have an opportunity to choose one, you can still support Matthew’s Ministry and the Food Pantry with extra gift cards as well as our two adopted families! Gifts for families should be wrapped and a permanent name tag attached to the gift along with the ornament tag. Gift cards can be placed in the gift envelope near the tree. All gifts should be returned to the church no later than Sunday, Dec 15! Our Mission Ministry thanks you for “Sharing the Gift of Giving and Caring this Christmas Season”!
Many thanks to Sue Meyer, Julia Hill, Doug Morrill, Mike Hill and
Carol Morrill (behind the camera) for setting up the 2019 Angel Tree.