Care and Prayer
As a church, we are called to care for all God's children in our midst. We offer many different ministries to provide care to people who are finding their journey bumpy for any number of reasons. These ministries provide services, support, community. and love during the times we need it most. Our Caring Ministry is led by our Director of Caring, Marge Rice, Parish Associate Glenn Perica, and by the leadership of our Board of Deacons. The Book of Order calls ordained deacons to a ministry of “compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress" (G-2.0201).
Our deacons are commissioned into and coordinate the following areas of ministry:
Cards and Calls
Send cards or make calls of encouragement, support, celebration, thanks, and recognition.
Provide immediate, tangible help to those experiencing a financial crisis.
Visit members of our church family currently in the hospital.
Visit members of our church family who are homebound or in long-term care facilities.
Take the sacrament of communion to members of our church family who cannot partake in the sacrament during worship.
Coordinate activities for senior adults (visit their ministry page here)
Coordinate the coffee fellowship hour between services on Sunday morning.
Provide meals for families in need of extra help following a new baby, medical procedure, life change, etc.
The church also has a Mental Health Team which seeks to educate, equip, train, and support the FPC community about issues around mental health and wellbeing. This team coordinates different class opportunities and resources throughout the year.
There are opportunities to get involved with these ministries as a volunteer, participant, or in other support roles. To find out more about any ministry, to become a volunteer, or to find out how you can get the care you need, reach out to Marge Rice.