Frank Johnston, Congregational Care Pastor
Congregational Care Ministries
Buddy System Ministry – A daily phone call to those who live alone and would like someone to check on them.
Caregivers Day Out –A monthly senior adult day respite program, with activities, snacks, and lunch, which allows caregivers five hours for themselves. Adults with disabilities who want to make friends and enjoy activities can also join us. Participants are cared for in a safe and welcoming environment at First United.
Caring Cards – A group of volunteers that gathers monthly to hand write get well, sympathy, encouragement and thinking of you cards for First United members and families.
Divorce Care - A 13-week group program whose goal is to help those dealing with the pain and devastation that comes with divorce. The goal is to help individuals find help for the hurts, discover hope for the future and experience God’s healing in a small group setting. This program is offered twice a year.
Elizabeth Ministry - Reaches out to expectant and new mothers in several ways by offering help with meal preparation, welcome baskets for the newborn and support and guidance to the family.
Grief Share – A 13-week group program featuring biblical concepts for healing and is open to church members and the community. Grief Share supports and encourages those dealing with the loss of a loved one. This program is offered twice a year.
Hospital Visitations – Offers comfort, compassion and encouragement to patients and their families at hospitals through visitations, communion, prayer and anointing by our trained ministry team volunteers.
In Touch - Provides contact through visits, phone calls, cards and communion to those in nursing homes, retirement communities, or at home and can no longer attend church.
Mary & Martha Ministry - Provides small simple meals for families or individuals during or following a medical circumstance such as returning home from the hospital, a short-term illness, or a new baby.
Memorial Receptions – Provides a caring and loving reception time for families and their guests following a funeral or memorial service that is held here at First United.
Prayer Team – Every week this team prays for every concern submitted on a prayer card or emailed to us. We also maintain a prayer room where you can spend time either by yourself or with a prayer partner.
Stephen Ministry – A one-on-one Christ centered care ministry for those going through some type of crisis or loss. All information shared is held in strictest confidence and this service is open to anyone in need.
Turban Project – Provides free turbans for women and children undergoing chemotherapy, to eight hospitals throughout Florida.
Warm Spirits – Meets monthly to knit or crochet hats, scarves, prayer shawls, and afghans for the homeless, Native Americans and Missions. Happy to accept donations of yarn for our projects of making hats, scarves and prayer shawls. Willing to teach new people interested in participating in this ministry how to knit or crochet.
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