“Caring for the body of Christ; sharing ourselves with others.”
Through Congregational Care Teams, we reach out to our church family and our community to offer care through Christ’s love and power. A number of “care teams” participate in this endeavor. Volunteers are also welcome to participate. If you would like to join a team, have an idea for a care team, or if you need assistance from a member of a care team, please contact the church office. We always welcome ideas to expand and enrich this ministry.
Visits church members and others who reside at nursing homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, and private homes.
The pastoral care at the Appalachian Regional Medical staff maintains excellent relationships with community clergy and coordinates the ARHS partnership program called AppFaithHealth, which helps congregations and the healthcare system work together to create healthier communities. One aspect of the AppFaithHealth Program is designed to notify our church if you are admitted to the hospital The church will then coordinate with you to make sure that you are cared for well. If you are interested, please fill out this form and return it to the church office.
Provides transportation to church services for those in need.
Threads of Faith Shawl Ministry
Provides prayer shawls, baby blankets, and other knitted or crocheted items to those in need of special attention or care.
Holy Communion for shut-ins
Provides Communion for those who are unable to attend regular services.
Sends cards to church members for all occasions.
Teams that work on a rotation schedule to provide meals or receptions to bereaved families.
Bears of Faith
Collects and distributes stuffed animal bears to give to children and adults in need to comfort.
Bulletins are delivered to shut-ins weekly by volunteers who rotate through specific weeks of the month.
Stephen Ministers are laypeople who receive Christian care-giving training in their congregation and then provide one-to-one Christ-centered care to hurting people. Each Stephen Minister typically has one care receiver at a time and meets with that person once a week.