This ministry assesses the care needs of the congregation and develops, provides, and evaluates appropriate care and support.
Who are we?
We are a group of members with a desire to reach out and nurture other members. We look for ways we can bring God’s love into our North Avenue community by sharing our time and gifts. We love to make visits to our church family members, provide meals after the loss of a loved one, visit families with new babies, provide communion to those who are homebound, and visit members who are in the hospital. These are just a few of the ways we can be God’s hands and feet to walk with others through whatever life’s trials bring. We don’t want anyone to be alone or sad.
How can I receive congregational care?
If you are in need of assistance or know of another member who could use care, click here to contact us by email or give us a call at (404) 875-0431 ext. 247 and speak with Reverend Frank Eldridge.
What is our ministry?
We strive to nurture one another’s faith within the North Avenue community by providing care and support through challenging circumstances, such as illness, loss, unemployment, divorce and other stressful situations in life. This nurturing support is provided through pastoral care as well as numerous ministries where brothers and sisters care for one another in the spirit of love and hope in Jesus Christ.
We regularly visit older members of North Avenue who are either at home, in a personal care facility or nursing home, or have some limitation that keeps them close to home. We want to keep in touch with those members who cannot attend church regularly so that they will continue to feel that they are a part of North Avenue Presbyterian Church. We also want to make sure they feel the love and community that comes with being a part of the body of Christ. If you enjoy spending time with people and sharing the love of Christ in a tangible and meaningful way, contact Rev. Frank Eldridge, Associate for Congregational Care, for the names of people to visit.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray continually, and as one way of doing so, every Wednesday night at 6:15 p.m., people meet in the Donna Wilgus Library for intercessory prayer for others or for their own prayer needs. All are welcome to come and are invited to participate orally by prayer, by silent prayer, or by physical presence. A weekly prayer list is provided to guide the prayer needs. Through staff, anyone can request that a prayer concern be included on the weekly list. Elders, staff, members, and non-members all come and pray over our church and church family. On the first Wednesday of each month Communion is celebrated. Just come!
We celebrate a Healing Service the third Sunday of each month at 12:15 p.m. in the Session Room adjacent to the left front side of the Sanctuary. The service immediately follows the 11 a.m. worship service and is for those who need physical, spiritual, or emotional healing in their lives or who act as intercessors for others in need of healing. Matters prayed for in this service are confidential. Anyone is welcome to come, to pray, or to be prayed for during the service. The service begins with Communion and prayer, and then is followed by prayer for specific individual needs, for healing by all who are moved to offer prayer. The Service lasts as long as there is a need for prayer. Staff, officers, members, and non-members attend. Just come.
Frank M. Eldridge at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 875-0431 (ext. 247)