Congregational Care


A Conversation with God

We believe prayer changes lives. To many, prayer seems complicated but it’s simply talking. Spending time in prayer is the best way to develop and grow our relationship with God. Count your minutes spent daily in one or more prayer disciplines.  See where you are now, set a goal and see how God blesses your increased time with Him.

Thanks for letting us pray for you.

Seek the Lord your God and you will find him if you search after Him with all your heart and soul.  Deuteronomy 4:29

Want to Talk With a Pastor?

Pastor Mark Miller  757.428.7727

Interested in a Stephen Minister?


Women’s referrals: Sue Shepheard, 757.481.4108
Men’s referrals: Dave Moore, 757.351.3413

Tuesday Morning Prayer Group/Intercessory Prayer

Weekly at 7:30am. Confidentiality is observed.

Gather to pray for requests received from Sunday worship services, our online requests, and a variety of other sources.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry offers a one-on-one caring ministry by trained members of our congregation. It is an extension of pastoral care for those experiencing difficult life circumstances. God never intended for us to go through these experiences alone.  Every week, a Stephen Minister will meet with you privately and confidentially to listen, care, encourage, support and reflect Christ’s presence in your life.

Contact: Rosemarie Hughes, 757.434.8779




For more information about our Stephen Ministry program, click HERE.

S.A.I.N.T. (Senior Adults In Need Team) Ministry

S.A.I.N.T. (Senior Adult In Need Team) is a one on one contact/outreach ministry dedicated to our frail, elderly, home-bound residents of assisted living and nursing homes.  This is a concrete expression of the “hands and feet” of Jesus, offering care that allows volunteers to use their interest, gifts, and available time.  Our goal is for all our S.A.I.N.T.s to be connected to a team of two or three adults who offer consistent (weekly/monthly) encouragement through engaging relationships.

Opportunities for building engaging relationships include:senior visit 2

  • Visitation
  • Sending notes/cards
  • Prayer

Contact:  Harriet Doub

Visitation volunteers are required to have training and a background check before being “sent out”.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:3-5

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Numerous at-home knitters and crocheters continue to craft Prayer Shawls for persons experiencing challenging life circumstances.  As available, shawls can be acquired from Chuck Cassidy or Mark Miller.  We are blessed to be able to continue offering Prayer Shawls and hopeful that our home-crafters will keep the supply coming.

Contact: Paula David, 757.689.1730

The vision of the program is to be the hands of Jesus:  “The yarn forms the stitches, the knitting forges the friendships, the craft links the generations and prayer weaves Christ’s love…thus our hands become Jesus’ hands.”

Over 900 prayer shawls have been crafted and given away since we began October 2005!

Emotions Anonymous

Tuesdays, 1:00 pm at the Potter’s House

Emotions Anonymous is a 12-step support group for anyone suffering from emotional difficulties, from a short term trauma to a long term chronic issue.

Our confidential meetings are conducted by EA members.  Participation at EA meetings is voluntary. No formal membership is required and the meetings are free.  You do not have to share personal information or even say anything at all.  Give it a try.

Contact: Dave Moore, Sr., 757.351.3413 (home) or 757.407.2560 (cell)

Visit the Emotions Anonymous website for further information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Need support?  Alcoholic’s Anonymous (AA) meets at Potter’s House (next door, 18th Street) on Fridays 8pm (closed meeting); and Sundays 8am (closed).   Closed meetings are for A.A. members only, or for those who have a drinking problem and “have a desire to stop drinking.” 

Open meetings are available to anyone interested in Alcoholics Anonymous’ program of recovery from alcoholism. Non-alcoholics may attend open meetings as observers.  For open meetings, please go to