Congregational Care Groups
The Congregational Care Ministry, under the leadership of the Hope Church Pastors and Consistory, attends to members’ overall health and connections to the life of the church. Each member is a part of a Care Group, which has a leadership team including two who are elders or deacons. To find out which Care Group you’re a part of, see the church directory or contact the church office.
Each Care Group finds its own way to stay in tune with members’ lives and needs. Contact your Pastors or Care Group leaders when you seek prayer and means to grow in faith or ways to connect to the life of Hope Church, or when you find yourself in need of care or support. Care Groups and the Congregational Care Ministry can arrange for meals, transportation, or other resources in times of need. Care Groups also provide Prayer Shawls from the Knitting Ministry during times of extended illness or hospitalization as a way of sharing a sense of God’s peace and healing.
Care Group leaders can also arrange for in-home communion, another important way we support members. Elders serve home communion twice a year, and the pastors can share the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper if you are unable to be in worship during a time of extended illness.