As active followers of Jesus Christ, we seek to live out the Biblical command to love one another from John 13:34 - “A new command I give you: Love one another." We have a variety of ministries to address needs in the church and in our community. Please contact the church office to find out how you can access any of these ministries or how you can volunteer to help.
Congregational Care Team
The Congregational Care Team is a group of lay volunteers assisting the pastors to provide care for people in different situations: people with acute or terminal illnesses, parents with newborn children, those who have experienced a significant loss, and those who have stopped attending church. The Team contacts people through phone calls and visits to determine their needs and how the church can help.
Praying for one another is a practical way that we can obey the Biblical command to love one another (John 13:34 - “A new command I give you: Love one another."). The prayer chain offers an opportunity to let others know of needs you may have and to be made aware of prayer needs both inside and outside the congregation. You may access the Prayer Chain through the Prayer page. (Link to Prayer Page)
Spouse Grief Support Group
Spouse Grief Support Group meets monthly on Mondays (usually the 3rd Monday) in the fall, winter, and spring to provide support and fellowship for those who have experienced the loss of a spouse. These informal gatherings allow group members to share helpful ideas and encouragement with one another.
This committee coordinates meals and other resources to help our church families during times of illness, personal transition, or hardship. In addition, the committee sponsors and coordinates the church’s annual blood drive and distributes funds to the Catholic Charities Travelers’ Aid fund. Practical ways that you can help include preparing or delivering meals, shopping or running errands, staying with a homebound family member so the primary caregiver can have a break or attend to other business, and volunteering with the blood drive.
Neighborhood Family Outreach
The Deacons’ Neighborhood Family Outreach Committee works to provide a tangible response to families in need in our South Hill area, supplying clothing to children at the Liberty Park Child Development Center, school supplies and weekend food to children in our nearby schools, and sponsoring families (assisting with gifts and food) during the Christmas season. Volunteers may help by shopping for spring outfits, providing school supplies, delivering weekend food packs to schools, or volunteering with the Christmas families project. We have a great time helping the children and their families.