The Congregational Care Ministry is a Diaconate committee that is comprised of sixteen sub-committees who care for the Church family. Our mission is to supply love, spiritual, emotional, and physical support by reaching out and helping each family member experience the love of Jesus Christ by feeling connected as a Church member and appreciated as a vital part of the body of Christ. Simply stated, we are “caring for each other.”
For more information about these ministries, contact Jeff Cook, the Director of Congregational Care, Rev. Melissa K. Leo, or the Church office.
Alzheimer's Faith Ambassador
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Faith Ambassadors at Dardenne Presbyterian Church is to support and educate families in our congregation as well as visitors that are dealing with loved ones with Alzheimer's.
Angel Meals provide meals for families and individuals that had surgery, experienced the loss of a loved one, are new parents, are home bound, recovering from an illness and other circumstances. We provide meals to all in need.
Cancer Companions Support Group
Our mission is to support those on their cancer journey and help them draw closer to God for spiritual, emotional, and physical support including transportation rides to doctor and treatment appointments. Our group meets on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:00PM in the Parlor.
Pet Therapy Ministry
This ministry provides comfort for homebound parishioners and senior nursing home residents who need companionship and visitation. Our ministry spends on average 20 hours each week providing comfort through Pet Therapy. We use certified and trained dogs, one which is a Westie and the other a Cavachon to facilitate this ministry. Phone calls are made for appointments and planned visits to senior memory care units, retirement facilities, and individual homes.
GriefShare is a 13-week Christian, and Bible based seminar designed to help people rebuild their lives after suffering a loss. Our group is led by caring people who have experienced personal loss and grief and want to help individuals through the difficult times ahead. GriefShare consists of three components that work together to help individuals recover from the deep hurt of loss. These elements consist of: Video Seminar, Group Discussion, and Personal Workbook.
This ministry helps members navigate the healthcare process. We have developed and maintain a resource list to help identify the various types of at-home or long-term care providers as well as food pantries, support groups and assistance with housing and clothing should the need arise. Click here for Community Resource Guide
Hope and Healing
Under the leadership of Rev. Melissa K. Leo, the Hope and Healing service is held in the Rock Church on the first Wednesday of each month at 5PM. At this service we pray for, lay hands on, and anoint those who are hurting physically, emotionally, spiritually, or relationally.
The Intercessory Prayer Team meets every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. in the Hearth Room. We continue to maintain an average of 6 to 8 people each week as we pray for all prayer requests, missionaries, requests from the food pantry, helping hands and those who attend the Hope and Healing services. We welcome all who feel God's call to join us in prayer.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry prepares shawls of comfort, which are given to anyone who is going through a difficult time in their life. This ministry includes prayer shawls for women, lap robes for men, and blankets for children. Our crafters, who we call “Yarn Angels,” knit or crochet their shawls/lap robes/baby blankets while saying prayers for the future receiver.
Teddy Bear Ministry
Teddy Bears are collected, sanitized, tagged, and then prayed over at the Hope and Healing service. These teddy bears are used in the same manner as prayer shawls/lap robes and designed for young children, teenagers, parents, and grandparents of all ages that need a bear to hug.
Visitation – Home Alone Ministry
The Visitation Ministry oversees the spiritual, religious, and other church connection needs of over 40 identified members unable to attend church/worship in person (homebound, confined to a skilled nursing facility, in the hospital, etc.).