Care & Nurture

Prayer Chain

Let us support you in prayer! Several members of the congregation belong to this group and pray for specific people when requested. The pastors and staff also pray weekly and prayer requests remain confidential unless otherwise noted. If you need prayers for yourself, a family member, a friend, or wish to become a member of the prayer chain, please contact the church office.



Shepherds serve a geographical area to provide support to members when needed, such as organizing meals during a recovery period or death in the family.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

A group that gathers to lovingly knit or crochet prayer shawls. When the shawls are completed they are prayed over and given to people who are ill or recovering from surgery or just need to be comforted. No experience is necessary. Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 3-5pm, in the Fireside Room.


Meals for New Parents

Meals are provided after the birth of a new baby.


College Care Boxes

The Care & Nurture Team creates personalized care packages and sends them to students in their first year of college.


Memorial Services

A team coordinates receptions after memorial services.



A Bible based group for those grieving the loss of a loved one or friend. There is a special session during the holidays as well. GriefShare meets Sundays, with breaks in July and August, at 2:30pm in the Church Library.


BeFriender Ministry

The BeFriender ministry of Aldersgate is a listening presence. This ministry is not a ministry of “doing”, but of “being,”–being present and listening quietly. Everyone is, at times, on a difficult journey and needs a caring companion who will listen, empathize, and be a reminder of a caring, faith community. All requests and meetings are confidential. If you are interested, or know of someone who might be, do not hesitate to contact the church office.