We seek to support one another in the midst of changing needs and experiences. Members and friends are encouraged to talk to the Pastor about the needs they see and interest they are willing to share.
It is the church’s policy to provide facilities for outside support groups as appropriate and feasible.
Angel Care Team
- The Angel Care Team provides prayer and a caring presence for those who have experienced a sudden loss or a recent surgery. A care blanket and food is delivered to an individual or family if so desired.
- The “Angels’ Express” is a transportation ministry that can provide a way to Church activities and worship or to an appointment.
- A representative from Women’s Fellowship routinely sends out cards of sympathy, good cheer, or get-well wishes to those members in need of such remembrances.
- Requests for prayers for church members who are ill are sent out from the office by e-mail. In case of a death, those members without access to e-mail are notified by a phone call.
Mothers in Sympathy and Support (M.I.S.S.)
- The mission of this group is to offer comfort, hope, support, and friendship to mothers enduring the loss of an infant due to stillbirth, SIDS, or any other type of infant death. The facilitators are mothers who have suffered the loss of their own babies. Meeting on the second Tuesday of every month, it provides a place to come together, to listen, to share, to gather suggestions and information, and a place to begin to heal.
Fourth and Fifth Step Ministry
- Many people, including a number of First Congregational members and friends, have found a new quality of life through various Twelve Step Programs based upon the principles and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. We want recovering persons to feel supported in this community. Our Minister is familiar with the Twelve Step Program and has been trained to hear Fifth Steps.