The primary mission of Congregational Care is to ensure that the care needs of the Providence UMC congregation are met.  Within this work area, services are provided that promote care for our congregation: Prayer Ministry, Stephen Ministry, Homebound Ministry, Hospital Visitation, Special Needs, Bereavement Ministry and Medical Equipment Assistance.

Bereavement Ministry

Consists of caring and dedicated members who are available to serve families following the loss of a loved one, guiding and helping before, during, and after the funeral/memorial service.  For advanced planning documents and pre-planning for services, contact Pastor Bill Jeffries or Adam Ward

Career Transitions

The purpose of this Monday morning meeting is to provide a confidential, Christian small group fellowship for those making job or career changes. Individuals may discuss feelings, common issues, and practical actions during this transition time in a person’s life. It is a ministry of the Church that is open to all persons seeking such a change whether a church member or not.

The facilitators are church members who have a heart for this transition and know the ropes of this experience. The group meets from 11:00 AM until Noon in room 106 each Monday. We are also partnering with Charlotte Works. They may be contacted at 980.201.3256 or at Charlotte Works.

If you have other questions you may contact Pastor Bill Jeffries.

Homebound Ministry

Visitation to our members who cannot come to Church services and Church-sponsored activities. A Sunday service worship DVD is provided to those who are unable to attend services.

If you or someone you know might benefit from this ministry and/or you would like to be a Homebound Ministry visitor, contact Pastor Bill Jeffries.

Hospital Visitation

A visitation ministry conducted by our Pastoral staff and Stephen Ministers. Due to HIPPA privacy regulations, hospitals cannot notify us if members are patients.

If a member or a loved one is hospitalized you may call the church office at 704.366.2823 and request a hospital visitation.


Loans of medical equipment such as crutches, wheelchairs, shower chairs. etc. on a temporary basis to members in need.

Prayer Ministry

An extensive prayer chain of faith-filled people who pray for those seeking God’s healing grace in times of difficulty. Confidential prayer request cards are found at each Church service. If your prayer request is confidential it will only be seen by our Pastors. Prayer requests remain active within our prayer chain or our Pastors for several weeks or more if needed.

Prayer requests are accepted by calling the church at 704.366.2823.

Providence Place

Are you a friend, family member or caregiver who lives with or assists those living with mental health challenges? We welcome you to join us for Providence Place luncheon and social hour. Providence Place meets the first Saturday of the month from Noon – 2:30 PM in the Mission Center.

The Joy Community

Provides a welcoming and supportive faith community for those with special needs. The Joy Community meets during the Sunday School hour and on Wednesday evenings after Providence on Wednesday (POW) as well as for scheduled special events.

The Joy Community participates in Sunday worship services by ushering, singing and acting as Sanctuary Stewards. New members are always welcome.

Stephen Ministry

Provides a trained caregiver to walk with you through challenging and difficult life situations. You may request a Stephen Minister confidentially by contacting one of our ministers.