About Care Ministry
We believe that caring for one another and lifting each other up in prayer is an essential part of our community’s spiritual practice. Whether you are experiencing a time of joy or a time of sorrow, we are here to offer you support and encouragement through our care and prayer ministry.
Our ministry is grounded in the teachings of Jesus Christ, who calls us to love one another and to bear one another’s burdens. We offer a variety of resources and services to support you during times of need, including pastoral care, counseling, and prayer groups.
Our dedicated team is committed to walking alongside you on your journey, and to providing a listening ear, a caring heart, and a non-judgmental presence. We invite you to explore our resources and to reach out to us if you are in need of support or prayer.
Resources & Ministries
Verbal requests, emailed requests, and requests from the Sunday morning attendance-cards are responded to through the power of corporate prayer.
Cards, notes, phone-calls, and occasional visits are used to remind members and friends, who may be sick, shut-in or grieving, that their church family is supporting and caring for them.
After the worship service each Sunday, the altar flowers are carefully arranged in small vases and carried by volunteers to friends who are homebound, in a nursing home or in the hospital.
Following a church funeral or a church memorial service, a reception in the fellowship hall is provided so that family members and friends can gather to remember, reflect, and respond to one another’s sorrow.
This ministry is comprised of members of our church who have received extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are dealing with health crises and other difficulties. They will listen, care, encourage, pray with and for you, and provide weekly support for you as long as your need persists.
Prayer shawls are handmade shawls (or lap robes) comprised of soft yarn and given to individuals who are experiencing some sort of life change (e.g., a birth, a death, an illness, etc). The purpose of the shawl is to comfort, cover, and give solace to the recipient. The maker of the shawl prays before, during, and after making the shawl.
Want to Get Involved?
Contact Pastor Gene Folden (Folden.firstname.lastname@example.org) or any member of our staff if you want to become a part of caring for our church family. We’d love to have you help in caring for our congregation!