Congregational Care Ministries

"... the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it."  1 Corinthians 25b-26

"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ."  Galatians 6:2

 

Mutual Care Ministry Areas

The Mutual Care Ministries of our church share the same goal – to create and cultivate a deeply caring Christian community in all aspects of life within our congregation and in our interactions with the community around us. We thank God for the task of helping persons care for each other in the name of Jesus Christ and are always looking for new ways of caring to meet those seen and unseen needs around us. 

Please call the church office at 526-2177 for more information about any of our Mutual Care Ministries.

 

Specific Caring Ministries of Our Church Include the Following:

At the Time of Loss: This important work includes pastoral care, memorial services, cards, flowers, and/or food delivered to the family home upon news of a loss, and prayer support. Funeral Meals: We have teams available to provide a meal for family and friends here at the church immediately following a memorial service and burial. These meals are offered as a convenience to the family and as an expression of our love and care for those who have experienced a loss. ...Read More
Our congregation has an active grief support ministry making use of various helpful materials for the purpose of assisting persons in embracing and moving through grief with Christian care and support.   GriefShare is a 13 week experience. You may join at anytime. There are meetings at various locations, available at different times throughout the week. GriefShare Schedule beginning January 2015: Aug 26 - Nov 18: Wednesday from 9:30 – 11:30 AM @ Putnam YMCA Sept 9 - Dec 2: Wedn ...Read More
As you may have noticed, we are not a small congregation! What you probably have not noticed is that we have between 65 and 100 persons at any given time who are not able to attend worship or be physically present with us due to temporary medical/physical conditions or long term situations such as being confined to home and/or a nursing facility. We have 16 Barnabas Ministers who are trained in the arts of visitation, home Communion, and prayer with these folks who are not able to be present wi ...Read More
The Stephen Ministry serves our congregants and the community by providing Christian care to those experiencing life’s challenges. In the same way you would request prayer for a friend in need, the Stephen Ministry may be available to a friend that needs a listening ear. The Stephen Ministry is not solely for Stephen Ministers to provide Christian care; it is also a servant resource for you to access for a friend with a crisis, for yourself, or for others who may have need. Many times, pe ...Read More

Pastoral care is always available along the way: Crisis Care; Hospital, Nursing Home, and Home Restricted Visitation; Weddings; and Pastoral Counseling. Please call (931) 526-2177 for an appointment.