Caregiving and Prayer

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Caregiving takes many forms in our congregation, reaching out to one another and the larger community at times of need and seasons of change.


Called to Care

Our "Called to Care" visitors make scheduled monthly visits and/or phone calls to members of our church community who might welcome a friendly face or voice and a caring presence. The Called to Care team is supervised by our pastor and facilitated by Heather O'Toole. They meet together as team once or twice a year for sharing and support. Called to Care visitors schedule their individual monthly visits at the convenience of their and their visitee's schedules. Visit assignments are communicated once a month. The Called to Care team is presently searching for two or three new people to join the team so that the needs of our members at home can be met. Please contact Heather O'Toole ( with your interest. 


Please join us for a Called to Care information meeting on Sunday, January 26, 2020 in the cafe following morning worship. 


Helping Hands

Helping Hands is a list of volunteers from our congregation who have signed up to offer occasional hands-on assistance to others, such as meals, rides or errands at times of convalescence or other needs. Our Helping Hands coordinator can be reached by calling the church office 508.529.3192 #1. If interested in joining the list of volunteers, please send an email to


Pastoral Care

Our pastor is available to meet with anyone who desires pastoral support and spiritual care in the midst of any life challenges. Referrals for longer term therapy and counseling are available. Contact our pastor by calling the pastor's office 508-529-9819.


Baptism, Weddings and Funerals

If you are desiring the care and support of our congregation and pastor for your wedding, baptism or funeral please see this page




Prayer Network 

We offer members, friends and the wider community the support of a large network of faithful people who have said they will pray with and for those who request prayer. Our Prayer Network is an email network of many dozens. Upon receiving an email request for a specific prayer need, our Prayer Network members have promised to hold needs in prayer on the spot. To join the Prayer Network or request a prayer, email or call the church office at 508.529.3192 #1. 


For an online daily devotional and prayer, sign up at the Still Speaking Devotional

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