Group caregivers minister to fellowship groups including Mariners, Presbyterian Women's Circles, Peace & Social Justice and the Chancel Choir. Within each of these groups, a member volunteers to serve his or her group as Caregiver for a year. The Caregiver provides Christian care through personal contact with each member. If you are a participant in one of these small groups, you have a Caregiver, not a Deacon.
If you ever have a special need, such as family illness, loss of job, marital difficulties or financial worries, the Caregiver will listen empathically and discretely. In many instances, the Caregiver will ask you if your concerns may be passed along to the church's Nurture Coordinator who will then facilitate pastoral contact through a phone call or a visit. Caregivers can organize your group to support you in many ways: prayers, flowers and cards, meal preparation, transportation to doctor's visits, running errands or baby sitting.