Pastoral Care

Our church is deeply committed to caring for others, especially during times of uncertainty, transition, or crisis.

For urgent Pastoral Care needs, please call the Rev. Chapin Garner at (203)966-2651 x1.  All messages are forwarded directly to the Rev. Garner.

If you need to meet with a minister, please call the church office (203)966-2651 x831 and speak with Pastoral Care Coordinator Debbie Chapman, (203)966-2651 x831, or email here.  You may also leave a message directly on the minister’s phone, (203)966-2651 x1, or email him here.

If you are going through a difficult time, or know someone else who is, and would like to request a Stephen Minister, please contact any of our ministers, or Stephen Minister Leader Avril Sweeny, bzavril@gmail.com.  The Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one care and support for members of the congregation, both long and short term. While our pastors will always be on the front line of pastoral care, especially during times of crisis, our Stephen Ministers are available to give supplemental care and support when needs arise.

Through our extensive Pastoral Care Ministry, we partner with God and each other to provide timely and confidential care for members and friends of the church in a wide range of circumstances. We provide rides, make and deliver fresh meals, send notes of sympathy and on other occasions, and check on our isolated members in cases of town-wide crisis.

As needs arise, the Pastoral Ministry Leadership Team (PMLT) offers educational programs or workshops on matters of concern to our congregation, such as Senior Living Choices, Managing Stress, Alzheimer’s Disease, Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Depression, Divorce Support and Healing, and End-of-Life Planning.

Stephen Ministry

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Card Ministry Team

Prayer Chain

Prayer requests are submitted via prayer request cards which are filled out during Worship Services or by email.