Congregational Care Ministries

“Here’s my concern: that you care for God’s flock with all the diligence of a shepherd. Not because you have to, but because you want to please God. Not calculating what you can get out of it, but acting spontaneously.” – 1 Peter 5:2


Our Congregational Care Ministries are here to support the families within our congregation. A specially trained team begins connecting with a member by  following up when a need is brought to their attention through prayer concerns or phone calls to the office. A team member reaches out to see how our church can be of help to them.  This ministry provides services such as emergency meals, prayer shawls, one-on-one care receiving and family resource information.  

Contact Wanda Noyes

 

Stephen Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).


Stephen Ministers are members of Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church who have been through extensive training and provide confidential, one-to-one, Christian care to people who are experiencing a difficult time. They listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide weekly support for as long as the need persists. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God’s love and care to those in need.  

Stephen Ministry Webpage

 

 

South Carroll Breast Cancer Support Group

Hope for the fighters, peace for the survivors


South Carroll Breast Cancer Support Group is a special support group designed to help anyone who is in any stage of cancer, from diagnosis to survivor – the goal is to provide Hope for the Fighters and Peace for the Survivors. Having cancer is often one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life. However, this support group will help people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer by providing a safe place to share their feelings and challenges. The group will allow people to learn from others facing similar situations.  

Contact Amy Kulp

Prayer Teams

Pray without ceasing. – 1 Thessalonians 5:17


 

 

Prayer Chain: Prayer is a very important part of the ministry at Wesley Freedom. We believe that prayer makes a difference in the lives of those who are prayed for as well as in the lives of those who pray for others. Prayer needs are forwarded to the members of the prayer chain by e-mail or phone.  We keep all our prayer concerns confidential. To place someone on the prayer chain you may write your request on the ConneXion Card on the bulletin or contact the church office.

714 Prayer Team: This prayer ministry meets Monday evenings at 7 pm, in Room 105.   We gather each week to lift in prayer our Church, our weekly prayer concerns, our community and our world.  No sign up is required, just show up.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: This group makes prayer shawls, chemo caps and lap blankets to distribute to church members and community organizations who could use the comfort and warmth of one of these hand crafted items.  If you know of someone who could use a prayer shawl or lap blanket, contact the church office.

 Contact the Church Office

Food Ministries

Caring through nutrition.


 

 

 

Emergency Meals Ministry:  This ministry prepares and delivers meals on a temporary basis for individuals and families in our church congregation who are in need during an emergency or crisis.   If you have a need for emergency meals, contact the church office.

Funeral Luncheon: At a time when our congregation members and family are grieving the loss of a loved one, the funeral meal group steps in to serve a meal for funeral guests in our Community Life Center.

Bounty: This food and hospitality ministry supports the church’s ministry teams by providing light refreshments for meetings as well as church wide events. 

Contact Sharon Feldman