Stephen Ministry equips laypersons to provide distinctively Christian one-on-one care to those who are experiencing all kinds of life needs and circumstances. They receive extensive training and are committed to preserving confidentiality, continuing education and skill-building, and caring for others through their own lives. Please contact the church office if you are in need of a Stephen Minister.
Divorce Care is a 13-week video-based program developed by DivorceCare.org that provides emotional support to grieving individuals going through a divorce, who have previously divorced, or are currently separated. This program provides practical tools for coping and points people to Christ for healing and hope. The group meets on Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:30 pm at FPC beginning and attendees are welcome to join the group at any time.
Care Team is a group that provides purposeful Christian visits to members who are homebound, nursing homebound or are experiencing an ongoing difficulty that may make them feel “isolated” from their church family.
Pastoral Care Staff includes the church pastor, Penny Leone RN (Parish Nurse), Joy Bedford (Pastoral Care Assistant), Stephanie Mettler (Education Director) and Christina Bondesen (Office Manager). This group meets weekly to discuss visits provided by the Care Team as well as those members having surgery or in the hospital.
Prayer Chain uses a systematic email plan to confidentially pray for people who have requested prayer or have a specific need. Please contact the church office if you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain group.
Compassionate Care Committee of the Diaconate provides bereavement meals, cares for bereaving families during memorial services, and is responsible for the training of the Care Team.
Flower Ministry For many years, flowers that are displayed in worship and donated to the flower ministry have been taken by the talented hands of Betty Smith and Kathy Jones, and made into smaller bouquets. Those bouquets are then delivered to congregational members who are ill, shut-in, or going through a particularly difficult time by our Pastoral Care staff, Penny Leone and Joy Bedford. The beautiful flowers you donate are being made into smaller bouquets and taken out to encourage your entire church family, who are all shut-in and going through this difficult time!
How do you sign up for worship flowers, you ask? The 2023 Flower Chart is available online now.
- Use the Flower Chart to choose a date.
- Contact Christina Bondesen by email to let her know what you would like printed in the bulletin. Deadline is 11am on Wednesday prior to the Sunday service requested.
- Make sure the Flower Ministry knows you would like to either re-gift your arrangement for our shut-ins or will be taking it home after the 11am service.
- Purchase flowers from one of two florists in Georgetown listed below, or you can purchase or make the arrangement yourself as long as it is in the Sanctuary by 8am on Sunday morning. Make sure they know these flowers are for worship on Sunday morning. Both florists listed below have a code to enter the building.
The Flower Box
A Matter of Taste Florist
For more information, please contact Christina Bondesen.