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. For additional information about the ministries of Congregational Care contact our chairperson.
- Bereavement Ministry
- 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 to 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 AM until noon in room 106 each Monday. If you have a resume that you want reviewed, contact Rinaldi or if you have other questions you may contact Rich or Bill Jeffries.
- Health and Wellness
The Health and Wellness Committee is a group formed to provide information, resources, opportunities and events to help members of Providence UMC and the local community live a more complete life with the balance of the body, mind and soul.
If there is a program that you would like to see at our Church or an activity that you would like members of our Church to know about and join in, then contact the committee. This committee has formed a partnership with CMC so that the latest information and up-to-date developments in health care can be shared. For more information, contact Cathy Smith.
- 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 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 medical equipment, such as crutches, wheelchairs, etc. on a temporary basis to members in need. Contact our MEDIHELP chairperson.
- 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 in the church pew racks. Prayer requests remain active for several weeks or more if needed.
For additional, confidential information about Prayer Ministry contact our Prayer Ministry chairperson. 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 fist Saturday of the month from noon to 2:30 PM. For more information, please contact Linda Philips.
- 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. For more information, contact Jennifer Wilhoit at 704-516-2157.
- Stephen Ministry