Prayer

Let us use the power of prayer in full confidence.

And this is the confidence which we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. (1 John 5:14)

The Prayer Tree

Any individual may activate the Prayer Tree by calling one of the Prayer Tree Committee Members. State the special need and the information relative to the prayer need. That is all that needs to be done to activate the Prayer Tree. If you do not have a church directory, call the church office on 301.593.1130 and ask to have the Prayer Tree activated.

All questions or problems should be referred to the Prayer Tree Committee, i.e. one of the three persons on the Committee. It would be helpful if you also notified the church office so that the person for whom prayer is being sought will also be added to the church's weekly prayer list.

Person
Mildred Doyle
Myra Fritts
Pastor Connie Stinson

How to Get on the Church's Weekly Prayer List

As a people of prayer, empowered by the Holy Spirit (from the LRMBC Vision Statement)

When there is a concern you would like posted on our church wide prayer list, call the church office at 301.593.1130, or complete a prayer card located in the pew pockets of the sanctuary and place it in the offering plate during Sunday morning worship service. All prayer requests will be kept confidential upon request. Confidential prayer requests are also received by the senior pastor through her voice mail at 571.331.8179 or ask that a personal return phone call be made.

You can also make a prayer request by e-mail.If you have a specific prayer request, please fill out an e-mail request. If you only want the pastor to know please say private in your e-mail. Send prayer request e-mail

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Emergency Funds

The church itself cannot provide monies to people in need.

For eligible people and families, Montgomery County has assistance programs for help with fuel payments (240.777.4450) and for help with rents (240.777.4440).

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Food

The Food Pantry is open at the church on Wednesday mornings from ten til noon.

You can get an evening meal at the Shepherd's Table in downtown Silver Spring. They are located at 835 Bonifant Street and serve from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.

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Clothing

The Clothes Closet is open at the church on Wednesday mornings from ten til noon.

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Counseling

The pastor has education and experience in the areas of spiritual counseling and spiritual direction (coaching). She will discuss options and/or refer those interested in either individual work or small group work.

The pastor is certified to administer Prepare/Enrich assessment tools to help determine couples´┐Ż relational strengths and growth areas. Contact the pastor directly at CnStins@aol.com or 571.331.8179 for more information. A series of counseling sessions is necessary to review the results of this broad-based assessment inventory, or such sessions can also be conducted in the context of a class or small group comprised of several couples.

For psychological counseling, our area has a number of pastoral counselors offering their services for a fee.

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Overcoming addictions

Montgomery County has a program for various levels of addiction. Addiction Services is located at 255 Rockville Pike #145, Rockville Maryland 20850. There are limited hours for walkin or call at 240.777.1770.

You can find a meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous at the Maryland West Central web site: http://westcentralaa.org/newMeeting.htm.

You can find a meeting for spouses of addicts or children of addicts at the Alanon-Alateen at 202.635.2023 or on their web site: www.al-anon-alateen-dcmd.org.

You can find a meeting for Narcotics Anonymous by calling 1.800.513.4670.

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Dealing with sexual and other abuse

You can reach a local crisis center at any time by calling the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE (4673).

The Brookland Pastoral Center has specialists helping survivors of sexual and other abuse for a fee. They are located in NE Washington (near Catholic University) and can be reached on 202.526.4445. www.bpcounseling.com

To find shelter from other types of abuse anytime day or night, you can call the Montgomery County Abused Persons Program at 240.777.4673.

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