Congregational Care

Caring for those around us has always been strength of Pluckemin Church. The care of others has developed into comprehensive program incorporating many ministries of the church. Our Pastors, Stephen Ministers, Deacons, Congregational Nurses, and Friendly visitors all coordinate to find the best services and solutions to help those in need.

There are times in everyone's life in which a particularly painful or difficult situation arises. Sharing God's love in tangible, loving ways is just one of the ways we witness to our faith and our love for others. Listed below are some of the ways you can help.

Deacons: are an integral part of the congregational care ministry at Pluckemin. They offer an extensive network of care givers that provide visitation, arrange transportation, organize meals, and provide health screening, to mention a few.You don't have to be Deacon to sign up prepare a meal, give a ride,  or engage in friendly visitation.

Friendly Visitors: Are just that. Reaching out to home bound individuals for some fellowship and conversation. 

Stephen Ministers: Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time. This is a highly confidential ministry as they listen, provide resource and referrals, and pray with and for the person as they deal with the difficulties which face them.

Congregational Nurses: Congregational Nursing is a ministry designed to assist members and friends of the congregation with health information related to post surgery, home care and other aspects of their health care. Each congregational nurse is a currently licensed nurse who may assist people with questions and help families find the resources they need as they encounter physical challenges in their life.

Medical Equipment: The medical equipment ministry collects and distributes gently used medical equipment to the community. In 2016 they handed out nearly 1000 pieces of equipment. Volunteers are needed to take phone calls, hand out equipment, manage inventory, seek equipment donations.