Congregational Care

 

VOLUNTEER CHAPLAINS (co-leaders)

Sallie Fredericks

(301-829-3722)

Mike Bernoi

(mbernoi@comcast.net)

This team provides spiritual support and prayer to people who are incapacitated at home or in the hospital; who are experiencing isolation due to illness; or who are facing a tragedy.

AFTER HOURS ON-CALL:

1-800-645-0161

Bill Woodrow

(woodrowdad@aol.com)

Outside of the church’s normal hours of operation, this team receives emergency calls at the Emergency After Hours Hotline 1-800-645-0161. This number can be called in the case of a sudden accident, a crisis such as a house fire, or immediate news of a death.

PRAYER TEAM

Wil Maier

pray4me@damascus.com

These warriors are committed to taking our deepest pains and our greatest joys to the Lord in prayer. Requests can be submitted to: pray4me@damascus.com. Please mark requests either ‘confidential’ (for church staff and elders only), or ‘non-confidential’ (for staff, elders and the Prayer Team).

SOUL FOOD (co-leaders)

Sue Woodrow

woodrowmom@aol.com

Cheri Noble

cherinoble@msn.com

When requested, families celebrating a birth or adoption, or those experiencing the death of a loved one or an incapacitating illness are lovingly provided meals.

CELEBRATE BABIES

Maureen Garlock

maureen@autoworxllc.com

To rejoice in each new birth and adoption, this team coordinates Baby Dedication Service twice a year: on Mother’s Day and the second Sunday of November.

ENCOURAGEMENT TEAM

Tom Skinner

lamboman54@aol.com

Antonette Chandler

antonettec@verizon.net

There are times in life when we all need to hear an encouraging word.This team speaks Christ’s words of hope through cards and other means.

MILITARY SUPPORT

Robin Nicholson

buckchatter@verizon.net

Several times a year this team sends greetings to our men and women serving in the military.

To get involved

If you would like to join a Congregational Care support team, prayerfully consider the ministry qualifications below, then contact one of the following:

Staff Contact

Sallie Fredericks

301-829-3722

Team Director

Mike Bernoi

mbernoi@comcast.net

qualifications

  • a relationship with Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life
  • confidentiality
  • genuine love for our church family
  • a capacity to listen more than talk
  • a knowledge and heart for God’s Word
  • can set healthy personal boundaries
  • the ability to calmly assess a crisis, take constructive action, and set realistic expectations, that ultimately point a person to Jesus as the only ultimate answer to life’s struggles.

 

 

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