Congregational Care Ministry

The Congregational Care Ministry provides ongoing spiritual and pastoral care to the members of the congregation with hospital visits, home communion, assistance in dealing with health issues, and special needs. Congregational Care enhances the quality of spiritual life for the whole congregation, with a special emphasis on the elderly and those experiencing life changes due to family circumstances, retirement, loss of mobility, and those who can no longer participate in the regular activities of our faith community.

Ministry Focus Areas

Grief Support: The loss of a loved one is a drastic life-style change that produces the occurrence of grief. People are often surprised to find that they are unable to process grief by themselves. Frequently, they need a group that offers understanding, guidance, and support enabling good management of their grief.

Our group uses a Christ-centered program called "GriefShare" and, working with The Gerholz Center, we support this weekly gathering providing opportunity for listening and sharing together. Call the church office for more information.

Home Communions: pastoral staff and elders serve home communions.

Correspondence: maintains contact with church members that have been restricted from regular church attendance.

Telephone: makes follow-up calls to those who have recently been discharged from the hospital.

Healing Prayer Team Ministry: offers help to any person seeking God's healing touch for needs that may be physical, emotional, spiritual, or relational.

Prayer Ministry: receives weekly prayer requests and has an active prayer chain by mail and e-mail.

Visitation: monthly visits by volunteers to those who are homebound, in nursing homes and assisted living facilities.