Stephen Ministry

"Christ Caring For People Through People"

Stephen Ministry is about providing confidential, one-to-one Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. As Stephen Ministers, we offer comfort—allowing you to express feelings confidentially and without judgment, which is valuable for members who need an outlet to communicate their concerns, fears, or grief. Our objective is to bring you to a point of greater peace and joy. Please use our confidential email address to schedule an appointment ( Or you can call our church office (772-286-9958) to arrange a return call.

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GriefShare Support Program

The GriefShare support program features biblical, Christ-centered teaching focusing on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. We use the GriefShare DVD seminar series presented by nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people. Past participants have related how helpful the information and discussions were to them. Many grieving people find they are only beginning the work of healing when friends or family re- turned to their daily life routines. Too often people, including Christians, tend to hide 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 taking advantage of what could help you.

Confidentiality is very much a part of this program. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. This grief support program offers encouragement, comfort, and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. 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. There is a process in recognizing the symptoms of being stuck in grief, and how to work through the bondage you may experience with certain emotions. This learning and sharing experience will deliver valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future.

The next 13-week GRIEFSHARE group session will be held Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. from August 17 through November 9. They will continue to meet in the office conference room.

The first GRIEFSHARE group meeting of 2023 will be on Wednesday, January 11. The 13-week program will be offered at both 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. 

PCPC Stephen Ministers facilitate the group meetings. Registration is not required but preferred. To register, please call the church office at 772-286-9958. There is a one-time cost of $20.00 for a GriefShare program workbook. Childcare is not available. For additional information, please email Florine Blackshear at or call the church office and leave a message for her to return your call.

Surviving the Holidays Seminar

November 9, 2022

Help and hope as you navigate the Christmas season

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and that happy memories from past years can’t be recreated?

Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn:

  • How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays
  • What to do about traditions and other coming changes
  • Helpful tips for surviving social events
  • How to discover hope for your future

Click the image to learn more and to register. You can also sign up by calling the church office at 772-286-9958.

This year's SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, November 9, at 10:00 a.m. (location on campus TBD).