Congregational Care

Congregational Care

Caring for one another is an important part of what it means to be grace-filled community. Jesus cared for others throughout his ministry, and continues to extend that ministry of love and care through the church today. When we care for others, we believe God works in and through our efforts to meet the deep needs of others.

We seek to provide meaningful care, whether you are a first-time visitor or a long-time member, so that all know that they are loved by God and our community.

We provide a variety of caring ministries at Haddonfield UMC in order to walk with people throughout all seasons of their life.

Ministries:

Hospitality

When people come to Haddonfield UMC, we believe they enter into a community rather than a building. Thus, hospitality practices the love of Christ through inviting, welcoming, and caring for all who walk through the doors into our community. Our hospitality ministries strive to make all people feel welcome, whether they are a first-time guest, a regular attendee, or a member.

Lay Visitation Ministry

Our Lay Visitation Ministry provides loving care and fellowship to the people in our community who are unable to attend activities and services due to physical and/or transportation limitations. Lay Visitors make visits, share the weekly bulletin and Upper Room devotionals, discuss sermons, deliver flowers, send cards, and make phone calls. In doing so, these individuals continue to experience both the love of our community and God’s love.

Pastoral Care

Whether you are in the hospital or need some spiritual support through a change or difficult time in your life, our pastors are available for visits, prayer, and conversation. Pastoral Care provides spiritual support, and should not be considered a substitute for professional counseling if that is needed.

Stephen Ministry

Our Stephen Ministry program equips and empowers lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, to provide Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. Stephen Ministers walk with individuals through difficult life situations, whether that be experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. Stephen Ministers usually meet with individuals once a week for an hour at a time. For more information about Stephen Ministry, visit www.stephenministries.org.

Prayer Ministry

One of the ways we experience God’s love and care is through praying with and for one another. We list prayer requests on the back of our weekly worship bulletin, and also have a prayer chain who will lift your need up in prayer. Prayer requests cards can be found in the pews.

Contact Us

Conversations with lay visitors and pastors are held in confidence. Sharing care needs is also important, and calling the church office helps our pastors and lay visitors with visitation. If someone is hospitalized or would like a pastoral visit, or if you have a prayer request, please contact the church office.

Do you have a prayer request? Please fill out the form below