Meetings – Sunday at 12 noon in the Fireside room
His Hands is a supportive care program which, through God’s healing love, is dedicated to providing practical support, spiritual aid and encouragement to those touched by cancer.
What is the His Hands group?
His Hands (HH) is a cancer support/survivor group that was started at First Christian Church in 2004, by people who have been touched by cancer. The His Hands group is made up of people who are cancer survivors, or have had family or friends with cancer. HH meets once a month to discuss how we can best support those who are undergoing treatment or those learning how to live as cancer survivors. Some of the ways HH provides support are with prayers, phone calls, meals, rides to treatment, Hope Baskets, and by participating in Amer. Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. HH was formed to give back to the community by turning a diagnosis of cancer into a way to reach out and make a difference in someone’s life.
Hope baskets are given to a person undergoing cancer treatment. It’s a bunch of small, wrapped gifts, tailored to a person’s likes, interests: a word search book, a fleece throw, a can of chicken soup. Each day the care receiver goes to treatment, they can look forward to opening up a package. “If you need a lift open a gift!”
Who receives our Hope Baskets?
Meet Devin, a 9 yr old with relapsed leukemia. Devin was having a difficult day after the chemo he was taking caused severe cramping and pain in his hands. Unable to play video games, he was angry. When his home tutor arrived, Devin spotted the basket she was holding & his mood changed. He said “Is this all for me?” Both Devin & his mother were transformed, uplifted by the Spirit.
What I saw was God’s work, through HH. I learned that a brave little boy was filled with hope & a spirit filled teacher touched not only Devin’s heart, but the hearts of all who hear his story.
“I don’t feel alone anymore” Alice said, a neighbor, hospital volunteer, with no family, trying to make decisions about breast cancer treatments. Alice shared these words with a HH member, who reached out and listened with love.
HH was there to see the courage, humor and grace in the eyes of Dan who had medical challenges for 25 years, 3 kidney transplants, heart problems, 2 hip replacements and finally cancer, which took his life, but not his spirit.
If you’d like to be a part of His Hands or know someone in need of support, we welcome you to our meetings Sunday at 12 noon in the Fireside room, or please feel free to call the church office and ask for His Hands.
“What Cancer Cannot Do”
“Cancer is so limited…
It cannot cripple Love
It cannot shatter Hope
It cannot corrode Faith
It cannot destroy Peace
It cannot kill Friendship
It cannot suppress Memories
It cannot silence Courage
It cannot invade the Soul
It cannot steal Eternal Life
It cannot conquer the Spirit
Cancer is so limited!”