CONGREGATIONAL Care Teams
We are an active Stephen Ministry congregation. Stephen Ministry is a system through which members of First Pres are trained and organized to help provide Christian caregiving to other members of our congregation. Our Stephen Ministers are people with special gifts for caring who use their gifts to bring Christ's love to those in need. They have gone through many hours of training and supervision to provide high-quality Christian care to individuals experiencing a life crisis or challenge. Stephen Ministry is based on the idea that all Christians are called to be ministers.
If you are interested in meeting with a Stephen
A loving team of volunteers provides a reception in Fellowship Hall following Memorial Services (held in our Sanctuary or Chapel) for members of our congregation. Committee members provide finger foods and desserts and act as hosts/hostesses to bereaved families and guests.
For Church members who are ill or home-bound, we deliver meals and/or grocery shop on a temporary basis. In addition, in-home communion from pastors and elders is available to those unable to attend regular services. Temporary meal delivery is also provided for parents of newborns.
Breast Cancer Network
The First Pres Breast Cancer Network pairs up breast cancer survivors with those currently walking through their fight with breast cancer. Please contact Liz Prince-Walter for further details at . You can also view the recent article about the Breast Cancer Network here.
Grief Share Program
Twice a year we offer a Grief Share program for all those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Grief Share combines Christian support, education, and discussion and meets weekly.