Compassionate Care Volunteers

Wholeness and healing are vital to healthy relationship with God and others, and there are times when we need others to come alongside us to offer support, strength, and prayer. Our Care Ministry strives to be present, to provide the support needed to help individuals and families through significant life events–birth, adoption, hospitalization, job loss, divorce, natural disasters, life-altering illness, birth, adoption, and death.

If you want to serve alongside our loving and professional staff, deacons, and volunteers, please explore the options below to discover ways you can get involved.

Opportunities to Serve

The Hospital Ministry is committed to ministering the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Our Pastors, Parish Nurses, and Hospital Ministrants are driven to serve others, extending prayer and support to those who are recovering from illness or medical treatment in hospitals, hospice, rehabilitation, convalescent or nursing facilities.  To volunteer, please contact Yovita Wooden.

This Ministry is offered to members who are physically unable to attend worship services in-person. Trained ministrants are sent out once a month to share the sacrament of communion, reading of scripture, and prayer with those desiring to take communion. If you would like to receive communion in your home, contact Yovita Wooden.

Through intercession, we partner with God to establish His heart, His will, and His purposes in our families, our church, our community, our nation, and the world.  There are two ways to join the Prayer team:

  • Join the Sunday team: trained members of the Prayer Team are available following each service on Sunday mornings in the BECAHI Auditorium to prayer with individuals seeking prayer.
  • A group of approximately 90 people will offer intercessory prayers on behalf of prayer requests submitted to the church office. Each member will remain faithful in praying over a two-week period.

For more information, please email Marie Young mcy0@lehigh.edu.

The Meals Ministry serves families or individuals experiencing a serious illness, hospitalization, family crisis, or birth of a child. Designed to help ease daily burdens, the Meals Ministry is carried out by a network of volunteers who focus on serving others through meal delivery.  Email Carol VanArtsdalen to sign up to serve.

ShareCare Faith In Action is a network of trained volunteers from faith groups and the wider community that provides compassionate and practical services to the elderly and those with special needs.  The goals include to enhancing the heir dignity, independence and quality of life by helping with transportation, visitation, shopping, chores, yard work, and care. If you are willing to be a volunteer for ShareCare, please call ShareCare Faith in Action at  610-867-2177 (ShareCare does not operate on Sundays).

Stephen Ministry is an one-to-one caring ministry that equips and empowers lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are experiencing kinds of life needs and circumstances, such as grief, divorce, chronic or terminal illness, job loss, long-term care, job loss, loneliness, spiritual crisis, physical rehabilitation, military deployment,  and relocation.

A Stephen Minister provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. If you are interested in serving with the Stephen Ministry, please e-mail Sue Dietrich Sue.olivewoodcounseling@gmail.com

The Memorial/ Bereavement Ministry provides support and assistance to families during memorial services as well as offers comfort and support to the grieving families of our community. In addition, the ministry hosts Bereavement Workshops, support groups, and two Services of Remembrance, one the spring and one during Advent for families to remember loved ones.  Please contact Pastor Mark to learn more.