Prayer and Care
Prayer and Care
Prayer and care can have so many definitions. Here at Central we share our burdens, our concerns and our praises through prayer. Use this form provided to send any care concern, prayer request or praise testimony to the church. We will place it in the appropriate location; the bulletin, newsletter, website or church email. By contacting us, we can also put you in touch with any community agency or an area connection you may find beneficial. Our Parish Nurse is available to assist with community resource referrals, and provide support while locating the help you may need. Pastors, Stephen Ministers and our church staff are here to help, to support, to laugh and to cry with you. Look on this website to answer any questions about any ‘Prayer and Care’ avenues mentioned above.
Let us assist you by opening doors to the many types of care available in our church family and community.
Several years ago at the Women’s Retreat, women wrote words of affirmation to one another during the weekend. On the last day of the Retreat, everyone read their affirmations. This activity was powerful and poignant. After the Retreat, one of the participants, Fran Foley, saw a place in the life of the congregation where this ministry could be vital. In February of 2008, we introduced the PETaL Ministry at Central.
PETaL stands for Praise, Encouragement, Thanks, and Love
PETaLs are notecards that are available in the Narthex of the church. Pastor Reta, our Associate Pastor when the PETaL was born, designed the PETaLs.
Persons write PETaLs to persons on the prayer list or others who need care in the congregation. The PETals are placed in a basket on the Visitors’ Table in the Narthex. On Monday mornings, the church office staff mails the PETaLs.