Caring for our First Pres Community
At First Pres we seek to follow the example of Jesus, who cared for the sick and the suffering, welcomed those on the margins, shared the joys and sorrows of friends and strangers, and offered compassion, kindness, and acts of love and care to any in need.
Caring Ministries serves our community through various groups dedicated to providing loving care and support.
Deacons Provide Support & Care During Times of Need
Deacons are leaders selected by the congregation to love, serve, and provide care to those in need in our community. Whether visiting the sick or homebound, comforting those who are grieving, or offering generous hospitality at memorial services, our Deacon team seeks to extend and express the love of Christ in practical and tangible ways.
If you are interested in learning more about our Deacon Ministry, contact David Wagner at [email protected].
Serving others through prayer is a grace God extends to each of us — a personalized invitation to be intimately involved in laboring for the wellbeing of others. Our three prayer teams meet on Zoom once a week (on Monday and Wednesday mornings and Thursday afternoons) to pray for the needs of our church, our community, and our world. You are welcome to join us as often as you like to witness God’s work in action through our prayers. To receive an email with Zoom access, please visit our Prayer Group Directory.
The Stephen Ministry Life Skills Class teaches principles and skills to equip you to provide quality, Christ-centered emotional and spiritual care for yourself and others. Your faith will be deepened as you learn and practice listening, caring, and loving others who need to be heard and valued. This class will prepare you to serve as a Stephen Minister at First Pres as well as provide relational and caring skills that you can apply in all aspects of your life. Click here for more information on the next Stephen Ministry training class.
Hospitality has always been a hallmark of God’s people. You can help First Pres extend hospitality on Sunday mornings by being a welcoming face at the door, helping newcomers explore ways to connect, or assisting with preparations for our community lunch.