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Congregational Care

The purpose of the Congregational Care Ministry is to oversee the nurture, care, support and fellowship of the congregation.

Activities and Programs in this ministry include:

Prayer Chain Ministry

Verbal requests, emailed requests, and requests from the Sunday morning attendance-cards are responded to through the power of corporate prayer.

Stay-in-Touch Ministry

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.

Flower Delivery Ministry

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.

Bereavement Ministry

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.

Stephen Ministry

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 Shawl Ministry

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.

Healing Prayer Ministry

This ministry is comprised of trained individuals who provide corporate and/or individual opportunities to listen, love, and pray for those who are in need of spiritual healing. Healing may be sought for disease and injury, physical or emotional pain, memories or loss, generational concerns, depression, anger and despair.

How Can I Get Involved?

Contact Pastor Gene Folden (Folden.1@osu.edu) or any member of the program ministries 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!!