“Caring for the body of Christ; sharing ourselves with others.”
Equipping the saints for the work of ministry, (Ephesians 4:12)
and comforting those in any trouble with the comfort
we receive from God. (2 Corinthians 1:4)
Our Care Team is committed to loving our community by praying, serving, and being present with those experiencing emotional and spiritual needs. Some of our ministries are listed below. For care concerns or to learn more about our Care Team please contact our Care Pastor, Jeff McClain, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-264-6090 ext 225.
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.
Chronic Pain Support Group
This group which meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10:30 in Room 200. This group meets to support each other as they deal with debilitating chronic illnesses and conditions which produces challenges in daily life. For further information, please contact Pastor Patti.
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.
Sends cards to church members for all occasions.
This group meets the first and third Tuesday at 11:30am to support each other as they care for their loved ones who suffer from chronic illness or other conditions. This is a safe, confidential time to vent feelings, receive support and care and allow for a refreshing of spirit. If you would like more information, please contact Patti Connelly.
Teams that work on a rotation schedule to provide meals or receptions to bereaved families.
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.