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Care & Support

Deacons

Becoming a Deacon

Our deacons oversee many areas such as ushers, parking lots, emergency needs, food pantry, funeral meals, widows’ care, communions, and baptisms. This is an elected position. Please call the church office (614-888-7733) or learn more at Christian Walk if you are interested.

Deacon Funeral Meal Ministry

The Deacon Funeral Meal Ministry exists to come alongside families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Following the funeral, the family returns to the church where they are provided a meal. If you would like to help serve at these meals, provide food, or are willing to phone volunteers who have signed up to bring food, please contact Jodie Adkins.


Care Ministries

Pastor of the Day

The Pastor of the Day handles calls coming into the church that need a pastor or elder to respond off the church premises (hospitals, homebound visitation, etc.).

Pastor on the Premises

The Pastor on the Premises serves those calling the church for assistance with a variety of needs. A pastor is assigned for each weekday from 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Elizabeth Ministry

The Elizabeth Ministry supports the needs of women in their childbearing years who have experienced loss due to the death of a child, a miscarriage, or infertility.

Funeral Ministry

The Funeral Ministry is a group of volunteers who serve during a funeral service (i.e., musician, pianist, organist, or vocalist) or help with the family meal following the service (i.e., provide food, room setup, serve, and cleanup).

Grief Seminars

Grief Seminars are held in the spring and fall, and are short meetings on Saturday mornings that address the death of a loved one. Their words of encouragement may have a healthy effect upon your grieving and encourage sensitive care for others.

GriefShare

This group meets February–May and September–December each year to care for people during the grieving process of a loved one. This is a 13-week group that usually meets on Wednesday evenings. A DVD grief topic is shown each week, featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects. A companion workbook has been specially created to help individuals moving through the grieving process and give encouragement.

Warm Loaf of Bread Ministry

The Warm Loaf of Bread Ministry is based on 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 and provides a symbol of love and care to members and attenders who have lost a loved one. Volunteers deliver a warm loaf of bread and a Care Card to the family following the death of a loved one.

DVD Ministry for Homebounds

This ministry distributes DVD recordings of the Sunday worship service to people who are ill and unable to attend church.

Emergency Care Teams

This ministry of volunteers build relationships while caring for the needs of our church family who are not currently connected with a small Grace Group. This is the central source for meeting emergency needs such as meals, transportation to a doctor appointment, respite care, etc.

Grace Care Bible Studies

Grace Care Bible Studies present the Gospel through a Bible study and fellowship format in order to encourage members, attenders, and homebound people who live in care facilities to know, love, and serve Jesus.

Nursing Home Worship Teams

This ministry provides monthly Sunday worship services at 11 nursing care facilities. This is an excellent opportunity for families and/or individuals to help present the Gospel to those in the care facilities. We are in need of speakers to give the Gospel message, musician/vocalist, helper, and substitutes for each area.

Prayer Ministry

All believers at Grace Polaris are encouraged to pray with and for one another throughout their daily lives. Many meet together in Grace Groups, in special meetings, in Bible Studies, or over a cup of coffee to lift up requests and give praise and thanks to our great and awesome God. The Prayer Chain is available 24 hours a day. Prayer requests are retrieved daily and passed along to prayer warriors.

Job Transition Support

Are you out of work or between jobs? The Job Transition Support ministry exists to encourage and equip individuals and families who are in the midst of a job transition. If you’re interested in a time of prayer, networking, and encouragement, please contact us!

Homebound Visitation Care

This ministry consists of volunteers who make visits to pray with and encourage the immobile in their residence or care facility.

Hospital Visitation Care

This ministry consists of volunteers who make visits to pray with and encourage hospital patients.

H.E.L.P. Cancer Support Group

This group provides hope, encouragement, love, and prayer for those with cancer or support for people who have loved ones with cancer. This group usually meets the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Living Hope Hospice Care

This ministry of volunteers provide spiritual care and opportunities to help those during the final stages of life when under Hospice care.

Widowers’ Group

This is a group of men who encourage and support other men after the loss of their wife.

Women Finding a Greater Hope

This ministry is for ladies who have previously or are currently experiencing cancer.

Bride of Christ

Widows and single/divorced women who are 60 or older are invited to participate in Bride of Christ! This group meets once a month to encourage and support each other through outdoor trips, activities, and events. Bride of Christ’s mission is to help women grow in wisdom, love and dedication to our Lord Jesus Christ and walk the path of prayer, encouragement, comfort and support.