Community Presbyterian Congregational Care
Community Presbyterian Church has a wonderful care team dedicated to offering loving support and healing to all in our church family experiencing a time of physical and emotional need. This committed team provides timely and sympathetic care and comfort to members, their family and friends. The ministry both recruits volunteers and actively identifies all those requiring assistance. Some of the services that the Care Team is able to provide for are listed below. *Some of these activities will not resume until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted and we can visit and gather safely. If you would like more information about any of the services, please contact me.
Ministry Associate of Care
“Love one another as I have loved you.”
— JOHN 15:12
Stephen Ministers are lay congregation members trained to provide one-to-one care to those experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or relocation.
Stephen Ministers come from all walks of life, but they all share a passion for bringing Christ’s love and care to people during a time of need in a confidential, one-to-one way.
Visitation and Home Communion
Within every faith community there are those members who find themselves limited in their mobility. The Visitation program is comprised of a group of members that stay connected to our home bound congregation through casual visits and periodic phone calls. Once a month we can bring them communion when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with the entire congregation.
Casserole Connection is a cooking ministry that prepares an assortment of frozen casseroles which are stored in the church kitchen. They are shared whenever a member may have a need for a home cooked meal.
Pray For Me or Others
For more than 125 years, CPC has been praying with and for people throughout the world. Whatever your prayer need, finding peace of mind provides a foundation of strength to face any situation. Your request is a sacred trust and is kept confidential. There is never a charge for this service. You can call the church office and make the request at 910-295-6848 or submit your request online here:
Volunteers provide temporary assistance with transportation to doctor's appointments for those unable to drive, grocery pick up or errand running.
Medical Equipment Loan Ministry
We keep a variety of medical equipment in storage that has been donated and we are happy to check to see if we have something that can be loaned including wheelchairs, walkers and toilet seat lifts. Give us a call to see if we can connect you with something that would be useful to you. 910-295-6848
Caregivers Support Group
Support groups create a safe, confidential, supportive environment or community and a chance for participants to develop informal mutual support and social relationships. They also educate and inform participants about dementia and help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Contact Kathy Hodges listed above for more information.
Friendly Phone Calls to Keep in Touch
Need a phone call or a touchpoint or know someone who does? We make phone calls during the week to check on the mental, spiritual, and physical wellbeing of the homebound members and those who need a friendly check in.
Monthly Singles Social Group
Perhaps you're recently widowed or are a single individual just looking to connect with each other, grow in your faith, serve others, and honor God with your life. Reach out to Sheila VanDyke 910-215-7548 who coordinates gatherings and can provide more information.
For people who are grieving the passing of someone close, GriefShare is a specially organized seminar/support group. It's a place where you can be with people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss.
Care Facility Visitation and Communion
Are you or someone you know in need of a friendly and encouraging visit? We want to show Christ’s love to those individuals who are in care facilities, assisted living facilities, or in short term physical rehabilitation situations where scripture is read, prayers are offered, and often the Sacrament of Holy Communion is given if desired.