congregational care

"So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those
who are of the household of the faith." — Galations 6:10


Lay leaders and church members work alongside our pastors to offer care to those in our congregation, connecting those who have needs to those who can help. For more information, contact Dr. Luther Henry.


⮞Appointment Friends

Volunteer drivers serve those in our congregation who need someone to take them to scheduled appointments such as a doctor's appointment, 


⮞CD Ministry

This ministry provides a CD of Sunday’s service for those who may find it difficult to attend church.


⮞Faith Community Nurse

This ministry promotes healthy living, wellness and disease prevention through efforts of a Faith Community Nurse who acts as advisor, counselor, educator and advocate for members of the congregation. This program offers screening for blood pressure on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and on the third Sunday of each month. 


⮞Food Ministry

Our Care Team volunteers offer compassion, support and care for the needs of those who are mourning the loss of a loved one, who have recently come home from the hospital and to parents of newborns in our congregation.


GriefShare

This 13-week program provides support for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Sessions are held in the fall and spring. Check the church calendar for the next scheduled session.


⮞Neighbor Helping Neighbor

Neighbor Helping Neighbor is a helping hands ministry for seniors (60 and over) and physically-challenged persons who have small home repair jobs, ramp installations or other one-time household projects they don't have the ability or resources to do themselves. Applications for assistance are available in the Church Office.


Newborn Ministry

New babies born in the St. Barnabas family are given booties knitted by church members and a small Bible with a personalized message.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry seeks to provide shawls that have been prayerfully and lovingly knitted to give comfort and warmth to those persons experiencing a personal crisis or illness.


⮞Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers provides one-on-one confidential support for people in need or crisis. Stephen Ministers are church members who have received 50 hours of training in such areas as grief, divorce and separation, illness, stress, elder care, as well as listening skills and prayer. Each Stephen Minister participates in monthly supervision and regular continuing education. The care given to persons going through difficult times is not counseling nor therapy, but Christian care and encouragement. For more information, contact Suzanne Severns.