care ministry By this all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. John 13:35
As the Body of Christ, we have the opportunity to be God’s love-in-action to those who are hurting or suffering. Jesus said that the world will know we are His followers by our love for one another. Through the Care Ministry, we seek to surround those who are facing a serious illness, death in the family, loss of employment or other struggles, with the love of Christ—in a practical and compassionate way. Our love for one another is shown through meals, rides, hospital visits, prayer, financial provision, or sometimes meeting very specific needs of the one who is hurting. As members of God’s family, our desire is to not only rejoice with those who rejoice, but to weep with those who weep.
If you find yourself in need of support or know someone else who needs the help, please contact us or call the church office. 503.524.7000
We know that facing hospitalization, rehab, hospice, bedrest or something else along those lines can feel very isolating. Our hope is that by visiting those who are unable to attend church, we can be used by God to bring encouragement, continue fellowship, and express our love as a church family. Our desire is to come alongside those who are hurting as we spend time together in prayer, reading God’s Word, and just connecting as family members in the Body of Christ.
If you or someone you know would be encouraged by a visit, please contact us or call the church office at 503.524.7000.
Funerals and Memorial Services
When someone you love dies and your heart is heavy with sorrow, it is often very helpful to have someone walk with you through the process of grief and planning a funeral or memorial service.Our pastors and trained volunteers are ready and very willing to help in whatever way they can if you find yourself facing the death of a family member. This may include helping you contact a funeral home, helping to plan a memorial or funeral service or simply walking with you through the grief you are experiencing. If you or someone else you know is facing the death of a loved one, please let us know how we can help. Our desire is to be God’s “hands and feet” and to weep with you through this very difficult time of hurting.
Please call the church office 503.524.7000 or contact us to let us know how we can help.
“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27
Men's Care Team
The men’s care team is a group of people who seek especially to minister to those who fit the category of widows, fatherless, poor, and needy. They serve in a variety of ways to meet physical needs with their gifts and abilities.
If you would like to join the Men's Care Team, click here.
Women's Care Team
This team of women feel called to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of elderly women in our church community on a regular basis. They serve in a variety of ways including housework, shopping, transportation, or taking the time for a friendly visit or phone call.
If you would like to join the Women's Care Team, click here.
join the care ministry team
We want to take care of each other during life's more challenging times. The Care Ministry seeks to help lighten the load among the congregation by serving those in need such as death in the family, when recovering from illness, or having just had a new baby.
If you feel God nudging your heart towards showing love to others through meeting their needs in a practical way, and you would like to be part of our Care Ministry, please complete the Care Ministries Opportunites Form. You'll be notified by email when a need arises, and we'll help connect you with those in need.