Caring and Prayer

Caring Ministry

Through our Caring ministry, trained lay people in the church provide care in a variety of ways. They offer caring support to the congregation and community through listening, visiting, calling, sending notes, praying and meeting regularly with those who are going through a time of crisis or stress. 

Deacons

Deacons serve our community by being a point of contact with new members, by regularly being in touch with home-bound members and young adults.

Stephen Ministry

Are you experiencing grief, relationship stress, illness, job loss or other life stresses?  Do you need support as you navigate through difficult times?  Stephen Ministry is here to help.  Stephen Ministers are trained lay leaders who listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support to people going through a crisis or difficult time.  Care is confidential and is provided one-on-one to persons in our congregation and community.

For information about being paired in a confidential relationship with a Stephen Minister or becoming a Stephen Minister, please contact:

 

Email: stephenministrysvpc@gmail.com
Phone: 408-412-9699

 

For more information about Stephen Ministry, see their website  

 

Pastoral Care Team

The Pastoral Care Team is made up of lay people who are gifted and trained to visit folks in the hospital or care facilities, make phone calls to those recovering or just to check in, and write notes and cards. They extend the love of Christ and the love of this church in times of need and celebration.