Pastoral Care & Assistance

Sometimes you just need a bit of help to meet some needs, or a friendly visit when you're not well. We may never understand why we go through certain seasons, but we do know God is in the business of restoring our lives. We offer a number of opportunities to help you during difficult seasons.

Funerals

The death of a loved one is always a tragic loss and begins a difficult season of grief. We would like to walk alongside you in this time. The planning of a funeral to honor the memory of the one who has passed away can seem overwhelming. Our pastors can help you during this time and will assist you in planning a service at the church oranother location. For assistance, call the Life Help ministries office at 309-243-2776.

Crisis Assistance

If you call Northwoods your church home, we are here to help in your time of need. Use the Request Assistance button below to start the process.

For assistance with food, housing, gas, an emergency bill, family or child services, call 211 on your phone for help.

Hospital Visits

If you or a family member is admitted to a hospital, call us to arrange a visit. Our team includes pastors and trained volunteers who will pray with you. In the case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Then, during normal business hours, call the church at 309-243-1550. After hours, call the church and select the Pastor-On-Call option.

Counseling Referrals

If you have an emergency, dial 911 to reach qualified professional assistance immediately! For non-emergency professional help with personal needs, Northwoods can help you connect with local providers. Although Northwoods is not responsible for the help you receive from these institutions, we believe that you will receive excellent care. The providers each have different payment requirements. Some will file insurance claims while others will work on a sliding scale to accommodate financial challenges.

Re:New Thrift Store

Northwoods runs Re:New, a thrift store and benevolence center located in Galesburg. Re:New sells gently used clothing and home goods to the public at extremely affordable prices.

Personal Ministry

Personal Ministry is a key component to experiencing freedom in your life. It helps you get to the core strongholds in your life and find inner healing for your brokenness.

Get Prayer

Make a one-hour appointment with prayer team members to call on God for any concerns in your life.

Small Groups

Learn about God, build each other up, and do life together. Find a community of people who can help and support you.

Life Help Staff

Life Help staff members are available by appointment to help you with short-term care through trying times.

Upcoming Events

View upcoming Life Help events and other related activities.

Meet the Team

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Dave Bucknam
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Shauna Gilmore
team member
Jeremie Kilgore
Kim Warr
Life Helps Administrative Assistant