CARE (Concerned About Reaching Everyone) is a ministry of compassion that serves people within the church and local community. CARE expresses the love of Christ by: connecting with people through phone calls and visits, meeting emotional and spiritual needs through small groups, and addressing physical needs through benevolent outreach.
The CARE Ministry lets people know they matter. Whether through telephone calls from the Care Callers or home visits from the Visitation Ministry, CARE connects with people. In the midst of our high-technology society, CARE recognizes the importance of personal contact. By these contacts, the church is made aware of needs that may otherwise go unnoticed.
CARE has several small groups that help people connect with others in similar challenges in life. The GriefShare group helps people journey through the process of grief after losing a loved one. Hope Keepers small group encourages those dealing with chronic illness to keep faith in God even in the midst of daily pain. CARE also has team members available who can give advice to those caring for aging parents.
There are other ministries within CARE that serve others. Senior Connection does Bible study and sings hymns in local nursing homes. The CAIR Force ministry lends assistance to spouses of deployment military members. Assistance could vary from auto repair to baby sitting. The Hospitality Ministry prepares repast meals for families and a host of church events, and the Prayer chain broadcasts prayer requests to all the prayer warriors.
CARE is not only a ministry of compassion but also a ministry of action. Connecting with people and letting them know they are cared for is the heart of the ministry. However, it doesn’t stop there. Helping to meet the need is the goal, because we are Concerned About Reaching Everyone.