People heal in many ways. As we heal we heal others.
Reach Out to People: Compassionate volunteers for No One Dies Alone (NODA) provides comfort and dignity during the dying process. The Sisters at Dominican Hospital seek volunteers who are paired with patients. Volunteers are asked to give two hours at a time. For more information contact several Sisters: RitaDean@Dignity Health.org and SisterAdriennePiernnette@DignityHealth.org and JudySilva@DignityHealth.org Posted in Resurrection Catholic Community bulletin Dec. 2017.
Other info about No One Dies Along ….
Connect with Others:
Healing through song for persons with Parkinson’s Disorder
Singing uplifting songs with other people helps voice and reduces social isolation.
And, singing with others also combats depression.
Get up and get moving! Sing!
For Tremolos is Aptos, CA, contact Julie or Barry at 831 688-0888 for the next meeting time.
St. Johns’s in Aptos, CA hosts on a weekly basis the Tremolos singing group for persons with Parkinson’s and their caretakers. Come to St. John’s most Thursdays 1 – 2:30. In September, the Tremolos in Aptos, CA are taking a break.
Donations are needed to support TREMOLOS in Aptos, CA — this wonderful singing group which helps persons with Parkingson’s Disorder. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can donate via plastic. I did! EASE PB INC has a local address: 3240 Churnside in Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Healing through Prayer:
So that bonb shell crises drops on you. Your life is suddenly upended. You got shattering news. What to do? Let’s assume that you have not been in church for years. Or perhaps never.
You hope God cares. You hope God exists. You’d like to connect.
Where to start? Consider prayer — in general and prayers for healing.
Look around your community. When choosing a prayer resource consider how public/ private you want your request and how immediate or long term that need may be.
Some resources for healing prayer in Aptos, CA include:
Twin Lakes Church: a prayer phone call request on a weekday morning is fielded immediately to either or all: 1) the woman’s prayer chain; b) the ‘green sheet’ with names and prayer requests available to all members to pray over; c) prayers by clergy and prayer team members held each Thursday at noon. Issues of immediacy, privacy issues and clinical issues are managed thusly.
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church: St Johns offers prayers for healing in the early evening on week days (5 PM on Monday, Wed. Thurs. & Friday and 7 PM on Thursday). Individuals are encouraged to drop in and participate. Click here concerning a recent evening prayer service and prayer for healing as night comes.
For on-going prayer needs, contact the church office. (831 708 2278) St. John’s has an email prayer chain for immediate requests and publishes prayer list available Sunday AM and individuals listed on it are prayed for during the week.
Resurrection Catholic Community
Offers a Healing Services several times a year. These are specific Masses for individual healing which include the laying on of hands by clergy and members collectively. The most recent service was held a couple weeks ago. During the week, there’s an 8:30 am prayer service. The Sanctuary part of the church is open for daily prayer from 9 – 5. The weekly church bulletin contains a list of persons asking for prayers. Contact the office to get on or off the list.
Christ Lutheran Church
Each Sunday reads names on their prayer list (members and friends of members) each Sunday There is a prayer chain. Currently, during the week on Wednesdays there’s Taize prayer at 7 pm. For immediate crises, contact the pastor Dale Sollom-Brotherton 831 688 5727.
The Coastlands Church:
Crises? Bomb shell? What about prayer? Come find out about the Coastlands Church via services at 9 & 11 am on Sundays. As many as 300 may show up. To further connections of community, individuals are encouraged to join a small group. Groups held most days of the week at different times, some in homes and some at the church or a restaurant. There’s a Bible Study held every Friday at 6:30 am at the church. Crossroads has sister churches in Soquel and Santa Cruz. The ‘mother’ church is located in southern California.
Another way to Heal is through through Workshops
Jesus authorizes believers to heal the sick. Every believer has a measure of healing power. Use it. https://plus.google.com/102125760746467449169
Healing Workshop offered by Anglican priest William DeArteaga: “Every Believer a Healing Evangelist” William DeArteaga, who has authorized the re-publishing of any of his works on Monterey Bay Forum, writes:
“This workshop aims at motivating and equipping every born-again Believer to appropriate his/her authority in Christ as a healing and evangelical agent for the Kingdom of God. The key scripture is Luke 10:8-9 where it is clear that healing is a doorway to proclaiming the Gospel.
Luke 10:8-9 New International Version (NIV)
“When you enter a town and are welcomed, eat what is offered to you. Heal the sick who are there and tell them, “The kingdom of God has come near to you.”
The sad situation is that most churches, including Pentecostal and charismatic congregations, limit the healing ministry to trained intercessors. This is somewhat effective, but it also obscures the authority and healing ability of many lay persons.
This workshop aims as demonstrating that every Believer in Jesus Christ has a measure of healing power, and some even extraordinary anointing in this ministry. It is a supplement, not a replacement to trained intercessors who may have advanced training in inner healing and deliverance ministries.
The course is based on the pioneer work of Charles and Francis Hunter, a Pentecostal couple who in the 1980s made popular the biblical fact that
in the New Testament there are no petition prayers for healing. All healing prayer is done in the command mode.
Sequence of teachings and exercises:
The first segment: We go over the biblical basis for command healing and also discusses the “energies of God” for healing that are transmitted via the laying on of hands. The participants are divided into prayer groups of three or four for the workshop exercises.
Exercise # 1:
The prayer groups practice and experience the distinction of praying in petition for healing and then praying in command by each one praying for a sickness or medical condition of the others in the group, or a proxy person.
The second segment: This teaches about the energies of God as transmitted via the believer’s hands, and modeled on Luke 5:12-14, where touch and command are employed at the same time.
This section shows that healing prayer must often be repeated as in Mark 8: 23-25. Also 1 Cor 12: 9 defines the gifts (plural) of healing and different persons have different anointing for various illness or situations. Thus repeated prayers over one person expose that person to various levels of anointing and persevering prayer which is the key to battling serious disease.”
The above is a small section concerning Healing Workshops currently available with Anglican priest William DeArteaga. For more information about the excercises and how to contact him go to; https://plus.google.com/102125760746467449169
Healing through Books and Words:
5:30 – 6:00 PM Fridays, Evening Prayer at The Episcopal Church of St. John, 125 Canterbury Drive, Aptos, (831) 707-2278. Join others with Alliee DeArmond. Music. Prayer. Hear the Word discussed.
During February 2017 various Orders are discussed, i.e., OSL Healing Ministries started by an Anglican priest and his wife, John and Ethel Banks.
Alliee DeArmond writes a column In the Spirit published in the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
A link to a recent column:
For the last 21 years, Alliee has operated The Word Shop, 246-A Center St., Aptos,CA
The Word Shop – a cozy store by the sea featuring Christ centered, gently used books. Staffed by volunteers from various local churches.
Come for coffee, conversation and browse the shelves. Mon. Wed. Fri. 10 – 3:00 Tues. Thurs. 12- 6:00 Some Sunday Afternoons
If you are looking for a book… email and ask, “Do you have …? email@example.com
Evening afternoon prayers for healing are also held at St. John’s on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Healing through Needle Craft:
Wednesdays, 12 noon – 2 pm. Weekly meetings on Wednesdays for those who sew, knit, and quilt accompanied with prayers for healing. Bring food to share for pot luck lunch. Meet other needle crafters.
Needle crafters meet every Wednesday from 12 noon – 2 PM in the kitchen area of St. Josephs Catholic Church, Capitola, CA
St. Josephs is located at 435 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010.
For more information about needle crafters, contact Robin Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing through Gardening:
Aptos Community Garden Yes — you may heal through gardening. Some garden plots are still available at the Garden. Plots are rented for a year based on the size of the plot. Some people share a plot.
Call (831) 688-5727 extension 2 and leave a message that you are interested in a garden plot. The garden is an Outreach of Christ Lutheran Church.
For Aptos Community Garden, See pictures on Twitter!
Get a Twitter account and in the Search bar type #AptosCommunityGarden
Healing through Thrift Store Giving:
St. John’s Helpful Shop, 101 Capitola Ave, Capitola, CA 95010 831 475-0957 Mon. – Sat. 10:00 am – 5 pm Sunday 12:00 – 5 pm. On Facebook. More volunteers are welcome!
St John’s Helpful Shop, an Outreach of St. John’s Episcopal Church. St. John’s provides to the community very low cost clothing, house hold goods and more.
Church members and community members give the items and also staff the shop. The church is located at 125 Cantebury Drive, Seacliff (Aptos), CA 95003 email@example.com website: sjlife.org phone 831 708-2278
Healing occurs in many ways …. More ways to heal are listed below:
Healing through Back Packing:
Some people including Dale Sollom-Brotherton of Christ Lutheran Church Aptos, CA heal though back packing.
Back packing simplifies life. You take with you your house. Your wardrobe. Your food. You leave behind TV and electronics. You can enjoy who you meet along the way. Yes, you may get a little smelly, but so what.
Posts related to Healing are listed on Monterey Bay Forum under various categories, e.g.,
Healing, Health and Spiritual.
Healing through local northern CA medical resources:
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, CA: https://www.google.com/webhp?source=search_app#q=ucsf+medical+center&safe=active
Stanford Hospital, Palo Alto, CA: http://stanfordhospital.org/
Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, CA: http://www.dominicanhospital.org/index.htm
Watsonville Community Hospital, Watsonville, CA http://www.watsonvillehospital.com