Nurture & Care
Care to the members of our congregation and beyond is carried out daily in a variety of ways. As a church community, we sustain one another through prayer, support, listening, meals and many other ways. Session, deacons, staff and the entire congregation work together to coordinate how we can best practically and graciously give and receive care in the name of Christ.
Please call the church office or one of our pastors at 502-451-2910 regarding prayer concerns, hospitalization, surgeries, loss, or other circumstances where pastoral and congregational care would be supportive.
Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Their support is meaningful through life events such as divorce, grief, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, as well as other long-term circumstances.
Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them.
Stephen Ministers receive 50 hours of training and continuing education to provide distinctively Christian care. Our Stephen Ministers meet with their leaders monthly for confidential, ongoing supervision and continuing education. Stephen Ministers are matched men with men and women with women.
For more information about Stephen Ministry call the church office at 502-451-2910.
When a significant life event occurs, a prepared meal can help in challenging times. If you would like to help offer care through meal ministries, consider being a part of a meal train to offer care and support. If you would like to be added to the meal train volunteer list, or if you would like to request a meal train, please call the front office.
Quilts are offered to people who are seriously ill, home bound and/or are recovering. They provide physical and spiritual comfort through their color, their warmth, and the love and prayers that make them complete.
Each quilt is designed with loose strands for church members to tie knots. The congregation participates when quilts appear on the tables in Fellowship Hall. We are asked to hold a set of the yarn strands, offer a prayer for the person for whom the quilt is made, tie the strands into a knot, and sign the accompanying card to extend our love and care.
The project members have complete kits for you to sew at home. If you would like to help with this ministry by making a quilt, or to notify us of a member in need, please call the church office.
We welcome you to use this confidential form to send your prayer request to us. Anonymous prayers are always accepted if you choose.