The ministry of Congregational Care is carefully designed to connect the church with people during their difficult times. Visitation by a Congregational Care Minister can be to a hospital, but is usually to assisted living facilities.

Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs) are lay ministers who work alongside their pastor to provide care for their church family. Consider joining our CCM team to share your gifts and graces in compassion, encouragement, and organization. Training is provided for all our CCMs. Or contact us if you would like a visit from a CCM.

Divorce Care

Dates: Wednesdays, beginning January 17
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Meeting in the parlor
Facilitated by: Warren Delling
Cost: $20 for workbook, scholarships are available. Contact Joyce in the church office for a scholarship.

This Bible based, life-changing support group welcomes people & guides them on a path of recovery after a separation or divorce. It doesn’t matter when the separation happened. If you are still struggling, this course will give you tools to aid healing.

Sign-up for the class at the Welcome Tables on Sunday, through the church website (click the button below) or in the church office.

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Grief Share

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This is a 13 week grief recovery series specifically for those who have lost a loved one through death. A different topic is covered each week. The session begins with a video by grief recovery professionals, followed by group discussion and daily workbook/journaling exercises. You are welcome to start at any time. Participants are not required to talk or journal. A $20 donation covers the cost of the workbook.

Sessions are held 2-3 times a year.  Please call the church office for the next session or use the form below.

    Living with Loss

    A time of fellowship for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. This group goes out to lunch together on a monthly basis and is open to all. Please contact Linda Jencks to find out more at 941-421-4067 or

    Homebound Communion

    Homebound Communion CCM’s serve Communion to our homebound church members at the beginning of each month. Training in available.

    Card & Telephone Ministry

    Individuals who cannot make in-person visits can be a CCM by sending cards or making phone calls.

    If you would like to be part of any of these ministries, please contact the church office for more information.