Cancer Friends Ministries

Cancer Friends is a PHUMC Caring Ministry, founded in 1994 by Bobbie Butler and Fay Jean Royce with the encouragement of Rev. Mike Morey and Pastor Emeritus Vic Nixon. The strength of Cancer Friends has been the commitment of the volunteer encouragers and survivors who pray for, make calls, personal contacts, send cards/notes, and much more. For twenty-seven years Cancer Friends has maintained a comprehensive prayer list of members and friends of PHUMC who have cancer and has been a ministry of persons available both spiritually and physically to these cancer families. Share and Care continues to be the focus of the Cancer Friends Ministry.

Dear Cancer Friends, Thank you for the beautiful card, the cross, and the gorgeous prayer shawl. I had my first rehabilitation treatment yesterday; it went exceptionally well. I have 19 more. Please pray that all will go as well as the first. When I get to a better schedule, I would like to be a part of the support group.

A Survivor

WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH CANCER FRIENDS

Christmas Ornaments

Cancer Friends will decorate the “PHUMC Cancer Friends Christmas Tree” in the Welcome Center honoring cancer survivors and memorializing loved ones lost to cancer. We are thankful to Mary Lou Billingsley and helpers for decorating the tree each year. If you wish to honor or memorialize loved ones this year, please fill out the form below with $10.00 for each loved one Names will be published in The Tower Newsletter in January 2023. This is Cancer Friends’ only fundraiser each year.

It is $10 for everyone you would like to honor or memorialize. Submit their information with “in honor of” or “in memory of” in the memo line.

CANCER FRIENDS SUPPORT GROUP

Monthly, 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:00-6:30PM — C236 or on Zoom

This meeting is primarily for Cancer Friends to share successful support activities and keep each other lifted up. We do not meet during months when a Cancer Friends Quarterly Luncheon is held. Meals are available for purchase. Contact the church at 501-664-3600 for food reservation by Monday before the meeting.

“More than a listening ear and an understanding heart, Cancer Companions bring the gifts of prayer, scriptures, and devotions to lift up cancer families in their time of need.”

CANCER COMPANIONS BIBLE STUDY

Monthly, 4th Monday of each month, 5:00-6:30PM — Online Zoom Meetings

This Bible Study group is sponsored by the PHUMC Cancer Friends Ministry and is open to cancer
patients, caregivers, survivors, family members, prayer partners/encouragers, and friends.
The Zoom format allows for large and small group interaction and for sharing videos and
other Cancer Companions materials. The group is currently using the Seeing God in Your
Cancer Journey
bible study. Contact Linda Jones at ljones@phumc.com for the link!

Typical Volunteers Say

“I always knew I was meant to do something with my cancer story”

Survivor, caregiver, widow, widower, family member

“Everywhere I turn I hear of someone with cancer”

Anyone with a huge pastoral care heart.

Sign up: www.cancercompanions.org

For more information contact:

Dr. Elaine McNiece: elainem@uca.edu, 501-269-3124
Linda Jones:  ljones@phumc.com, 501-772-1497