What We're About
The mission of the Christian Caring Ministry is to be a church family in action for our members. Through our various ministries below, we seek to celebrate, congratulate, and encourage, as well as listen to, grieve with, and minster to our members and those beyond our walls.
Our Lay Visitation Ministry team includes church members who are committed to providing care and assistance as needed or just a friendly face to our church members. Members who are seen by our lay care visitors may be dealing with health or bereavement issues, may be homebound, living in a care facility or would just enjoy a visit or call to keep them connected to LPC.
It is composed of several LPC members as well as all current Session Members. The Session would like to invite additional members of the Congregation to join in this most tender and wonderful task. Your job, when notified, will be to personally pray for the affected persons. You will find yourself growing closer to God as you more frequently talk to Him in prayer. There are always copies of the prayer list located in the Narthex for those who want a full updated copy to pray over. After all PRAYER WORKS!
Formally certified trained volunteers provide a regular long-term personal care through sympathetic and understanding listening. Stephen Ministers care for those in the congregation, as well as others, who are going through a difficult time in their lives, through a one-hour confidential visit once a week.
The Christian Caring Team has started a prayer shawl ministry at LPC called Prayerful Stitches! We hope to provide prayer shawls as a symbol of Christ's care to people in a range of seasons in life whether for comfort, joy, or gratitude. If you knit or crochet and are interested in sharing your talents with this fulfilling ministry, please contact Sandy Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
LPC has a medical lending closet for those in the community needing medical equipment. We have walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, etc. If you are in need of any of these supplies, or if you have equipment you no longer need you would like to donate, please contact the church office.
The goal of this new ministry is to offer support and care to those needing assistance with ordinary activities. These might include: helping deliver groceries, blow yard leaves, change smoke detector batteries, or taking someone to the pharmacy, hair salon, or doctor's appointment. Volunteers will be required to observe COVID-19 protocols. If you are willing to help, OR, if you could use assistance in any way, please contact Carolyn Welch at Carolyndobbingwelch@gmail.com or (201) 650-4617.