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CARE + PRAYER

MINISTRIES

Submit a prayer request.

How can we be praying for you? At FPCOS, we are committed to lifting up your needs up in prayer. Please click to submit a prayer request to our pastors and staff.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Stephen Ministry equips congregational members to offer care and support for people experiencing life difficulties, such as the death of a loved one, job crisis, aging, separation or divorce, long-term illness, spiritual crisis or for many other concerns.  The mission of Stephen Ministry at First Pres is to know the love and care of Jesus Christ and to make that love and care of Jesus Christ known together.

Do you have a heart for loving and caring for others? As this ministry grows, we need Stephen Ministers.  A Stephen Minister is a church member who is willing to enter into a one-on-one, confidential relationship with someone else in our congregation for a period of 3 months to a year.  Each Stephen Minister will receive 50 hours of training in preparation for this ministry.

Contact Julia Porter below for more info about becoming a Stephen Minister. 

THE CARE TEAM

Caring for the congregation is a big task, but one that cannot be neglected. Everyone eventually experiences grief and loss, crisis and suffering. God has designed the church to be as a body, with many members who are diverse in their gifting, but united in the common care of the whole. Our Congregational Care ministry seeks to connect members who may be vulnerable in times of need with others who are willing and able to provide assistance.

 

GIVE HELP/GET HELP

The Care Team would love to add you to our e-mail list of potential helpers when needs arise in the church. By adding your name to our e-mail list, you are not under any obligation to help on every request. You will receive an e-mail about a request that we received and you may respond if you are willing to help with that particular need. If you are interested in being added to the list, click the GIVE HELP button below.

If you are going through a difficult time, the FPCOS Care Team wants to help. Please click on GET HELP and let us know how we can help, and a team member will get back with you as soon as they can.

VISITATION TEAM

We honor God when we care for the generations that come before us. For many who are shut-ins at home, or reside in nursing or elder care facilities, a short visit from the church can be a powerful reminder of God’s unending love. It can be this for those who are doing the visiting as well. 

HOSPITALITY TEAM

There is nothing more necessary for the church than the worship of our sovereign Lord, and nothing more life-giving for the Christian. We want Sunday mornings at FPCOS to reflect the glory of God, and encourage the body of Christ, his church. The heart of the Hospitality Team is to see that all are welcome when they visit FPCOS on a Sunday morning and experience the sweet joy of Christian fellowship.

FACILITIES + MAINTENANCE TEAM

God has blessed us with facilities and grounds that are both beautiful and functional. As good stewards of his blessings, we have created the Facilities and Maintenance Team to oversee and assist with the upkeep of our facilities in a cost-efficient manner.