Local Ministries North Ridge Supports

North Ridge Community Church Outreach

You don’t have to go to another country to serve God or to find someone in need of help. North Ridge has featured many worthy, local outreach mission projects within our community this year. All of these organizations are examples of our “North Ridgers” at work in the community.


Contact / More Information

For additional information on any of these local outreach missions, please contact the appropriate North Ridge mission leader. You may also contact the church office at (480) 515-4673.

Suzanne Hyde, Social Worker
P.O. Box 874, Carefree, AZ 85377
PH: (480) 848-6436
Contact | Neighsbors In Need

Mark Upton, President
3603 N. 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013
PH: (602) 234-1935 | FX: (602) 234-0022
info@cfcare.com | Christian Family Care Agency Website

Gail Simmons, Director
35500 N. Cave Creek Rd. Carefree, AZ 85331
PH: (480) 488-1105
caringcorps@earthlink.net | Christian Foothills Caring Corps Website

NRCC sponsors a mission trip almost every year.  We partner with Pastor Hilario Guzman and his Fundacion Emmanuel-Guadalajara to bring hope to homeless and abandoned children.

Want to find out moreabout our upcoming annual mission trip to Guadalajara?
mmhsj@cox.net | Guad Squad

Pam Lowe – Officer, Resource Development and Communications
P.O. Box 1734, Cave Creek, AZ 85327
PH: (480) 488-4693 | FX: (480) 488-7053
pamlowe@extremezone.com | Volunteer Form

Leigh Wales
2302 W. Colter St. Phoenix, AZ 85015
PH: (602) 263-7654 x320 | FX: (602) 265-4006
volserv@hbphx.org | Website | Volunteer Form

David Williams, President & CEO
3550 N. Central Avenue Ste. 300 Phoenix, AZ 85012
PH: (602) 279-9474 | FX: (602) 279-0855
dwilliams@wish.org | Website

Gail Engstrom, Church Relations Coordinator
1468 N. 26th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85009
PH: (602) 346-3330 | FX: (602) 272-5614
gengstrom@phoenixrescuemission.org | Website | Volunteer Form

Amy Sue Sieser, Program Director 2375 E. Camelback Road Suite 360; Phoenix, Arizona 85016 PH: (602) 589-5556 | FX: (602) 274-5219 amysue@southwestleadership.org

Carole McCourt, Director of Volunteer Services 1929 W. Fillmore St., Bldg. C; Phoenix, AZ 85009 PH: (602) 330-5530 cmccourt@tncclinic.org

Brenda Katongole PO Box 26366 Kampala, Uganda PH: (256-41-341486 uganda@watoto.comg | Website

Recovery Groups

Men’s Group

Mondays 7-8:15pm –  Sedona Room

To find other meeting locations search here.

Open-Coed Meeting

Thursdays 7-8:15pm –  Cottonwood Room

This is an open discussion group.  Any questions can be referred to Jack at (480) 683-2046 or (602) 377-1396.  To find other meeting locations search here.

Thursdays 7pm-8pm –  Flagstaff Room

NAR-ANON is a 12-step support group for friends and family who are concerned about the addiction or drug problem of another.  Nar-Anon’s recovery program is adapted from Narcotics Anonymous and its Twelve Steps, Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts.  For additional information or other meeting locations see www.nar-anon.org.

Sundays 5:45pm & Mondays 6pm –  Flagstaff Room

Both are open coed meetings. To locate other AA meeting in the area click here.

TOPS – Take Off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS-fitnessIf you are looking for support to take off those unwanted pounds but aren’t sure where to start, T.O.P.S. is here to help (www.tops.org). The Cave Creek chapter meets every Monday night from 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Cottonwood Room. T.O.P.S. is a great support group. It helps to know you aren’t alone in your struggle. T.O.P.S. has contests, program information, guest speakers, friendly competitions and monthly awards. Both men and women are invited to join.

Monday night at 6:30pm – 8:00pm in the Cottonwood Room

Contact / More Information

If you have further questions you can contact Georjann Rovenstine at (480) 585-6045.

Support Ministries

You don’t have to go through it alone. Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.
We want to help you on your journey toward recovery. Here are some suggestions that can make a big difference in your progress toward healing:

Build a Support Team – Don’t try to go through separation or divorce alone.

The Foundation for Healing – Your progress can be slowed or stopped if you don’t build on the right foundation. 

Daily Encouragement – Need some daily encouragement, visit DivorceCare.com

Personal Study – Provides daily reading and exercises to help you dig deeper into the recovery process.

Locate a DivorceCare meeting location near you.

Solid Ground is a new ministry at NRCC for those who, at any time in their life, have been controlled by an addiction. A person may be 30 years sober or 30 minutes sober. It’s about being a Christian friend to others who have walked, or are walking, the journey of addiction. This is a Christ centered, biblically based class. You may want to be part of this group to help others because you remember how Christ helped you through your addiction, or you may be at a place where you just need to know you’re not alone. Facilitators: Michael Murtaugh (602-318-1441) and Mike Kania (623-271-0490)

Group meets Wednesdays at 6PM in the Prescott Room

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, you‘ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.

That’s the reason for GriefShare, a special support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.

Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. These videos also include on-location settings and the real-life stories of people who have experienced losses like yours. After viewing the video, you’ll participate in a small group discussion about what you’ve seen on the tape. You’ll also have the opportunity to interact with others who have experienced a recent loss, learn about their experiences and have the opportunity to share your own.

GriefShare is a non-denominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics. You are welcome to begin attending the GriefShare group at any point during the 13-week session. Each is “self-contained,” so that you do not have to attend in sequence. You will find encouragement and help whenever you begin. You will be able to continue with GriefShare through the next 13-week session and to view any of the videos you have not seen. Contact Janet for details. To get on the list for the next class – sign up here.

GriefShare Sessions

Session 1 – When Your Dreams Fall Apart

An overview of the Grief Share program; the first steps to understanding your grief and the losses which accompany it; sharing your hurt with others.

Session 2 – Seasons Of Grief

What to expect during your “season” of grief; how grief can “ambush” you; how men and women respond differently to grief issues.

Session 3 – Emotions Of Grief (1)

Facing the flood of emotions which accompany grief; examining shock, anger, denial, blame and regret; feeling out of control and helpless; avoiding self-destructive solutions to easing the pain.

Session 4 – Emotions Of Grief (2)

Avoiding emotional ruts; avoiding traps of self-pity, fear of the future and bitterness; discovering the freedom of forgiveness.

Session 5 – When Your Spouse Dies

Why the death of a spouse is unique and an especially deep loss; how to respond when you feel like you’ve “lost your identity;” how to deal with feelings that you will “never feel normal again;” discovering how the Lord can fill the gap left by your mate’s death.

Session 6 – Your Family And Grief

Coping with the loss of a child or parent; the stresses such a death can bring to a family; coping with suicide; how to help children grieve.

Session 7 – Where Is God?

Why did God allow this death to happen? What do I do with unanswerable questions confronting me? How to trust God and grow closer to Him even when you don’t have all the answers.

Session 8 – Your Greatest Resource

How to draw upon your relationship with Christ for strength as you face grief; how to find Christ if you’ve never known Him; how He can guide and comfort you through this difficult time in a way nobody else can.

Session 9 – Stuck In Grief Or Moving On

Understanding false guilt; identifying hidden grief; confronting actions and attitudes which cause you to become “stuck;” steps you can take to move forward through the grieving process.

Session 10 – Growing Through Grief

Becoming “bitter or better” through your grief experience; experiencing unparalleled spiritual growth; reaching out to others to help them in their time of grief.

Session 11 – Grief Recovery Toolkit

Claiming God’s joy and hope for the future in your life; using practical tools such as a journal, conversations with friends, helping others, prayer, Bible study and praise to assist you in recovering from your grief.

Session 12 – God’s Spiritual Hospital

This important session shows how the church can serve as “extended family” and assist you in the healing process. You will also see how to use your own experiences in ministry to others.

Session 13 – Longing for Heaven

Can a person really recover from the hurt and pain that comes during the grieving process? Will there ever be a time when all sorrow and pain are gone forever? This final session is filled with good news as you see how one day the Lord will wipe away every tear and there will be no more sorrow or pain.

GriefShare.com
Visit GriefShare.com for more information on the curriculum used in the sessions.

Abuse victim healing support group.

When God heals a woman, He heals a family – and He wants to heal you. Jesus saw the man at the pool in Jerusalem who had been lame for 38 years. He said to him, “Do you want to get well”? (John 5:6). There is hope for healing from the effects of abuse.

Mending The Soul is a ministry specifically designed to help women who have suffered as the result of abuse. We’ve got room to start another group – it’s a 12-15 week commitment and we’ll start when we have enough group participants. Space is limited to 5 participants, so please contact us mendingthesoulnrcc@gmail.com for more details or to sign up.
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