The Congregational Care team oversees many aspects of addressing the needs of our faith community. Some of our ministries are described below. If you are interested in helping serve our faith community through care support, or are in need of care support yourself, please contact our Care Support staff member, Karen Senkowski, by calling the church office at 394-7231.
Caregiver's Support Group
This group offers emotional support to those who are giving physical and psychological help to a loved one with a debilitating illness. They meet every second Wednesday in the church library. Experts often attend the meeting to share their experiences and knowledge. This group is open to members and non-members of First Church.
Friends at Home Visitation Ministry
Volunteers visit on a monthly basis with our members who are unable to attend services. Communion Stewards share the Holy Communion with them 3 times a year.
Hand to Help
Volunteers are ready to drive people to appointments/church services or to help with light household duties or yard work.
Homemade meals or grocery gift cards are provided for those in need whether a person is recovering from illness, overwhelmed with financial difficulties or celebrating the birth of a new baby. Volunteers also help with light refreshments for funeral receptions.
Urgent prayer requests are emailed to those participants ready to pray any time of the day. Ongoing concerns are listed in the monthly prayer sheet, distributed the first Sunday of the month.
Prayer Shawl Committee
Knitters, crocheters or seamstresses can participate in this ministry. They create prayer shawls, baby shawls and hug rugs to bless those in difficult situations or families celebrating a baptism.