Community Resources

COUNSELING & RECOVERY

Here are a few of the Counseling Agencies we support or have worked with in the past.  If you would like to speak with one of the pastors before contacting an agency please use the contact button below.

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Fresh Aire Samaritan Counseling Center
315 W. Larkin St
(989) 835-7511

Ten Sixteen Recovery Network
220 W. Main St #202
(989) 631-0241

Family & Children’s Services of Midland-Michigan
(989) 631-5390

Shelterhouse
3115 Isabella St
(989) 835-6771

National Human Trafficking Resource Center
1(888) 373-7888
SMS: 233733 (Text “Help” or “Info”)
Hours: 24 hrs/ 7 days a week
 

SUPPORT GROUPS

 

Grief Groups in Midland  Religious-based grief support groups

Grief Group Recovery Process  Catholic-based grief support groups.  Blessed Sacrament Catholic Parish is hosting this series that begins on January 16, 2018, from 2-4:00pm. Contact "Patty" @ 989-835-6777 for registration.

Michigan Mental Health Network  - Select county for local help

Support Groups in Midland  - Various support groups by topic

 

MARRIAGE & FUNERALS

 

MARRIAGE MINISTRY
FBC partners with Midland Community Family Ministries to strengthen and encourage families.
See http://www.mcfamilyministries.org/ for more details.

FUNERALS
The loss, through death, of a loved one or friend is one of life’s most difficult moments.  As Christians, we  believe that death does not mean the end of life, for our hope rests with the promise that we will spend eternity in the presence of God.  (John 14:1-3)  However, the loss represented by death is still very painful.

Recognizing that the pain goes deep and that the healing process takes time, we are here to serve you in a variety of ways.  As a congregation, we see our role as supporting you in your time of hurt while enabling you to take the initial steps in the healing process.
While some might be tempted to avoid the funeral, we encourage those who are grieving their loss to attend the funeral for a number of reasons:

  • The funeral is, within the context of community, a chance to celebrate the life of the loved  one who has died.
  • The funeral enables a person within the context of Christian community to emerge strengthened and sustained by an unfaltering trust that there is more to life than death, and more to grief than suffering.
  • Attending a funeral gives you an opportunity to provide a sense of closure to the relationship.
    The funeral provides you with an environment of support. This time of gathering allows those you love, both family and friends, to stand with you in the celebration of your loved one’s life.
  • The funeral gives you an opportunity to express your gratitude to God for the gift of  life that you have shared.
  • A funeral lifts up the spiritual promises related to life’s ultimate meaning at a time when it may be difficult to clearly remember or focus one’s thinking upon the Biblical truths.

Where should a funeral be held?
This is a very personal decision and rests entirely with the wishes of the family.
Some choose to utilize the service of a funeral home. Most funeral homes have lovely chapels which are designed to accommodate these desires. Other families celebrate the lives of their loved ones in a church.

A third option is to remember the loved one in a private grave-side gathering with immediate family and friends. This is an excellent choice for those who prefer a small, quiet, and brief time of remembering their loved one in the privacy of a small circle of close friends and family.

Ware Smith Woolever Funeral Directors
Midland Chapel
1200 W. Wheeler Street
Midland, Michigan 48640
989-631-2292

Smith-Miner Funeral Home
2700 W. Wackerly
Midland, MI 48640
989-832-8844

Wilson Miller Funeral Home
4210 N. Saginaw Rd
Midland, Michigan 48640
989-839-9966 

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

The Midland is a very caring community and there are a number of agencies that provide assistance and care for those who find themselves in a tough spot.  

Here are some of the first places we would encourage you to reach our to for help.  Many of these places can help you with heating, rent, food, gas and even diapers.

  • 211 and United Way - Website - Ph. 211
  • Caregiving Network - Website - Ph. (989) 837-9757

Do you need help with an auto repair?

  • His Hands Auto Care - Website - Ph (989) 331-0633 

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