Pastoral Care Ministry
The Pastoral Care Ministry serves
the members of the church family in times of personal need. This
may include times of rejoicing, as well as times of sorrow, illness,
crisis, and suffering.
Scripture exhorts us to bear one
anothers burdens and thus fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians
6:2) and to weep with those that weep (Romans 12:15).
It is a special privilege for the
Pastoral Care workers to minister to our people whether they are
in hospitals, retirement centers, nursing homes or in their own
Our Pastoral Care Department ministers
to members of our church family who need encouragement in their
spiritual and personal challenges. Through regular visitation
in homes of new church members, counseling parents in preparation
for infant baptism, visiting with elderly shut-ins and the bereaved,
or calling on the sick in hospitals, retirement and nursing homes,
we seek to show the comforting love and compassion of Christ.
The Pastoral Care Ministry also
plans and participates in monthly luncheons, conferences, retreats,
excursions, and other programs of special interest to senior adults.
These activities provide opportunities for believers to fellowship
and encourage one another in Christ.
The Inquirers Class instructs
both members and visitors in the history of our church denomination.
The class meets for 13 weeks, two times a year and is open
The new member assimilation ministry facilitates the
process by which a visitor to the church becomes a member.
Under the guidance of the Women In the Church, a committee of WIC
ladies provides a monthly meeting for both male and female senior
adults and their guests on the fourth Thursday of the month.
Each meeting includes an informative and/or entertaining program
and a meal prepared by the PROS Committee.