Life is hard and unexpected hardships occur. It's in times like these that we want to be known as people who reflect Christ's love for one another. We want to be known as a church who cares for the needs of in our neighborhood, community, and world.
In a variety of ways, our Care Ministries provide a meaningful response in times of personal need. As you look through the ministries listed below, we'd encourage you to contact Brenda Benny, our Director of Care Ministries, if you have questions or a specific need. Together, we'll discern whether or not we can help meet a need for you, a family member, or a friend.
Brenda Benny, Director of Care Ministries
List of Our Care Ministries
Church Family Care
Pastoral Urgent Care For Family ConcernsIf you experience an family emergency and need to speak with a pastor, contact the church offices (Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm) at 763.434.5995 or Pastor Jim Scott (after office hours) at 763.221.6700.
Hospitalization and/or FuneralsIn the event that you or a loved one are hospitalized or if you need to make funeral arrangements, please contact our Brenda Benny, our Director of Care Ministries.
Prayer TeamThe Prayer Team is a ministry available during the day or evening. If a situation arises that requires prayer, enable others in the church to pray for you simply by calling the prayer line at 763.434.5995 ext. 37. You may also email the prayer team or submit your request through our online form.
BenevolenceIn times of financial crisis, the Constance Free Church family is able to respond through the ministry of the Benevolence Fund. If you are a regular attendee and encounter a financial hardship, we can meet with you to discuss your situation and the possibility of providing assistance. You can also download the application for benevolence funds.
Helping HandsThis ministry can provide meals for you and your family, prepared and delivered by people from Constance Free Church. In times of need (childbirth, illness, death of a family member), many have benefited from this ministry. Contact our Director of Care Ministries, Brenda Benny for more information.
Please contact our Director of Care Ministries, Brenda Benny, if you would like more information about any of the following Care Ministries:
Alcoholics AnonymousOnly you can decide whether you want to give AA a try. Those who are in AA come because they finally gave up trying to control their drinking. Attendees are quick to find out that many people suffer from the same feelings of guilt, loneliness, and hopelessness. At CFC, we have our very own chapter of AA that meets on Monday evenings.
Divorce CareDivorce Care is a small group experience for those who are going through or are healing from a divorce. This video-based format features real life stories of people who have been through divorce. Discussion questions and interaction facilitated by an experienced leader are also important parts of the group.
Grief ShareIf you have experienced loss, Grief Share can provide a small group experience for you to find support and encouragement. Grief Share looks at the different stages of loss, how the soul changes through loss, and the practical matters of life without your loved ones.
Christian CounselingIf you would benefit from Christian counseling, our pastoral staff can assist you in the referral process. We draw upon a rage of therapists with different areas of specialty.
Elders Prayer MinistryAccording to James 5, in our time of need we ought to call upon the Elders of the church for prayer. Elders are available to pray for you before or after worship services or another time that is convenient to you.
Financial CounselingThis ministry provides financial counseling and assessment to help families, couples, or individuals at Constance Free Church solve their financial difficulties.
Job Transition MinistryThe purpose of this ministry is to identify and explore ways to fulfill your unique career goals, and develop winning strategies for an effective job search that increases the time you use to make contacts and schedule interviews. We will help you locate and interact with individuals who work for or who personally know useful information about companies you are targeting for employment. The Job Transition Ministry can also help you overcome common and not-so-common job search barriers, as well as determine unique ways to fulfill the needs of your family during this stressful time.
Stephen MinistryStephen is a ministry of one-to-one care-giving. A Stephen Minister can come along side of you in times of need to provide the ministry of encouragement has been trained in crises such as divorce, grief, loss, depression, and hospitalization.
These are resources for those in the greater Andover/Anoka County Community who may have need. Constance Free Church works in close partnership with the following agencies and organizations:
Ambulance, Fire, Police EmergencyDial 911
United Way First Call For HelpDial 211A 24-Hour information and referral service for health, recreation, education, social services, etc. which utilizes over 40,000 community agencies.
Alexandra House, Inc (Shelter Program & 24-Hour Crisis Line)763-780-2330An emergency shelter for battered women and their children. Services are free and entirely confidential.
Metro Shelter Hotline888-234-1329A 24-Hour hotline for information on emergency shelter and housing.
Emergency Food Shelf Network763-450-3860Resources and locations of community-wide food shelves.
ACBC (Anoka County Brotherhood Council)763-422-00462615 9th Avenue N, Anoka, Minnesota
CEAP (Community Emergency Assistance Program)763-783-49301201 89th Avenue NE, Suite 130, Blaine, Minnesota
NACE (North Anoka County Emergency) Food Shelf763-434-7685
Anoka County Income Maintenance763-717-7731