The Congregational Care Committee is led by six elected Deacons who address special needs within the congregation during both difficult and joyous times. Areas of interest include Food for Families, Bereavement Meals, Grief Boxes and Soup Ministry, Transportation Ministry, Health Ministry, Card Ministry, Lost Sheep/People of Concern, Visiting Ours, Intercessory Prayer and People in the Military, and Small Groups (Hearts and Hands, Men’s Lectio Divina, Happy Days, Men of Opequon, Read ’em Reap, Memory Lane Travelers, Tuesday Morning Mission, Women’s Bible Study and the Opequon Prays (Prayer Chain) in addition to Relay for Life, and providing an educational forum every year on various topics of interest such as an Alzheimer’s Panel and at Home Care.
Opequon’s Church family can care for others in the congregation by providing meals to those in the congregation who have recently been ill, in the hospital or welcomed home a new baby. Click here to sign up and help those in need.
The Congregational Care Ministry, led by six elected Deacons and resourced by the Associate Pastor, is dedicated to augmenting the work of the church staff in their nurture and care of the members of Opequon Presbyterian Church and is committed to offering opportunities for members to share their gifts for Christian caring, love, and support with one another.
To assist other Ministry teams in providing for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of Opequon’s members through formation and support of caring groups such as Shepherd’s Touch, Food for Families, Bereavement Meals, Small Groups, and the Faith Community.
The Ministry team will recruit, train, and assign lay caregivers to provide one-on-one care for those in need and to aid the pastors in visitation and nurture. The Ministry team will coordinate the provision of meals to those returning home from the hospital following surgery, illness, or childbirth (Food for Families) and will provide meals for family and friends following funerals (Bereavement Meals). The Ministry team will oversee the formation and support of small group opportunities. The committee will sponsor and support the Parish Nurse and related health programs.