Caring Ministries

 

"Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood."
Acts 20:28

Pastoral Care

From Your Pastors

Our ministers participate in home visits and visit our congregation in extended care facilities and nursing homes. Rev. Sue and Rev. Barbara counsel members and friends of the church by appointment for celebrations of marriage and baptism and will meet with anyone in the congregation wishing their counsel. In the event of emergency, our ministerial staff is immediately available. You may contact any of our ministers via email or phone to set up an appointment.

Good Shepherd Network

The Good Shepherd Network of volunteers provides short-term meals, rides, etc. for families or individuals in times of emergency. Contact Karen Kuranda or Rev. Barbara Aiello (barbara@actonc.org) for assistance or to volunteer.

Home Communion

In our Protestant tradition, on the first Sunday of the month we celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion, the feast of the Lord's Supper. Deacons going forth in teams or with one of our ministers bring Communion, prayers, and news of the church community to those who are homebound, hospitalized, or in extended care facilities.

Visitation Committee

Isolation can become an enormous burden to bear on top of an ailment, a difficult recovery, or the transitions that come with aging. Our dedicated team of volunteers help remind people that they are not forgotten. We bring the love of Christ to others in a very real way. It is Christ's touch delivered through others that nourishes the healing power of the Holy Spirit in people lives. For many years, ACC has brought fellowship, encouragement, and a sense of belonging to countless people through our Visitation ministry. Our visitation team spends time with people who are house bound or in the hospital. Contact Norma Wu or Rev. Barbara Aiello to join this ministry or to request assistance.