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Caring Ministries

"Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." — Galatians 6:2


A Deacon is assigned on a yearly basis to serve as the leader and head coordinator of Caring Ministries. 
This ministry includes four initiatives:

  • Called to Care (visitation, phone outreach, personally connecting)

  • Caring Cooks

  • Knitting Ministry

  • Prayer Ministry (Prayer Chain, Prayer List, and Card Ministry)

We are seeking individuals willing to joyfully serve the needs and answer prayers of those in our congregation. We welcome whatever level of volunteer time you are able to offer. There is no committee term, meeting participation, or minimum time commitment. Just say “yes” when you can and “not now” when you are not able.

Caring ministries provides TLC in times of crisis for families or individuals in several different ways. If you or someone you know is in need of any of these ministries, contact the church office or Pastor at 203-421-3241.

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Called to Care

Is personal connection your special gift?  


Consider joining this ministry, which works closely with the Pastor and the Deacons to ensure coverage for phone outreach and personal visits, as well as to recommend services of Caring Cooks, a prayer shawl, special prayers, or other services for the person or family in need that can be provided by the congregation.


Peter Haff, Coordinator

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Caring Cooks

Having a home-cooked meal dropped off at the home of a family or individual dealing with medical issues, loss, or other family stress is most welcome. If you like to cook, this might be your opportunity to provide that meal. 


Carol Ann Bachhuber, Coordinator

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Colorful Knitting
Knitting Ministry

Do you enjoy knitting or crocheting? This ministry lovingly makes prayer shawls while saying prayers for the future recipient. When completed, they are blessed during worship then chosen for each recipient. Recently, we have added more stitching opportunities. We make baby and child hats for New Reach, an organization involved in assisting families with housing insecurities. In addition, we knit and crochet hats and scarves to sell at the Madison Pride Festival in October as fund raiser for the ACLU. If you would like to learn to knit or crochet, we will be planning a workshop soon.


Lyn Boling, Coordinator

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Prayer Ministry

Is personal prayer for those in need a way for you to feel closer to God?


You will be contacted via email by the team leader to respond through prayer to urgent requests for prayer. This team also maintains our prayer lists and sends out greeting cards to fit the need.

Linda Young, Coordinator

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