Find and Receive Care

How can we help?

Wherever you are in life, we are here for you. 

We can help get you connected to the people and services that can best provide care for your situation. Please call or email.

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Rev. Katie Francis

Associate Pastor for Care Ministries
202.537.7537
kfrancis@nationalpres.org

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Liz Martin

Administrative Assistant for Care Ministries
202.537.7540
lmartin@nationalpres.org

Ways to Receive Care

Do you need prayer?
Deacons & Stephen Ministers

Deacons

Deacons are elected servant leaders in the Presbyterian Church who care for the congregation and mobilize the congregation to care for each other. Deacons listen to concerns you may have, pray with you, visit you when you are ill, support you through difficult times, and help you connect with other church members in your neighborhood.

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministry is on one-to-one relationship centered care. Stephen Ministers provide love and care to those who are experiencing challenging times, such as the death of a loved one, hospitalization, divorce, loneliness, chronic illness, unemployment, spiritual crisis, a new job, and more. Stephen Ministers are there to support following the funeral, after everyone has gone home. They are there after the call you never wanted to receive, after the last child leaves your home, after the baby arrives demanding more than you ever thought possible…

Stephen Ministers complete a 26-week training session before providing care. Typically, a Stephen Minister will meet with you confidentially one hour per week. Your identity and your conversations are private. Currently Stephen Ministers are meeting by phone or Zoom.

Deacons’ Emergency Assistance Fund

This fund is available to members of National Presbyterian Church who are experiencing temporary financial difficulty. There is a required application, approval, and disbursement process through the NPC Care Office. Please click here to contact us.

Prayers After Worship on Sundays

A Pastor, Elder or Deacon, and a Stephen Minister are available in the Chapel after each Sunday worship service to pray with you about your concerns and celebrations. During this time of COVID please visit our Prayer Center page to share a prayer request.

Care and Joy List and Prayer Team

This care and joy list is updated weekly and distributed by email to those who wish to pray for National’s church family. Contact the NPC Care Office if you would like to receive prayer, and if you would like your name included on the list. All prayer requests are shared with our Prayer Team. 

Military Ministry

Military Ministry provides fellowship opportunities to our NPC family who are active duty military, reservists, and their families; retired military and families; civilian employees of the military; and all others who identify with the military: raised in military family, spouses, etc. Please visit our Military Ministry page for more information.

IONA: Expert Advice for Older Adults & Their Families

We have a partnership with the Tenleytown based non-profit, IONA. National’s members and their loved ones have access to an IONA social worker who is able to consult for 3 hours to address practical matters related to aging, or related to caring for aging family members. All consultations are being conducted by phone at this time. 

Grief Support

Grief Share is a national program for those who have lost loved ones is offered on a regular basis through our Church. Let the Care Office know of your interest or visit the Grief/Share website.

Christian Counseling

IMAGO

If you are interested in learning more about Christian counseling, we partner with the Imago Center of Washington DC. They provide marriage counseling, individual therapy and more.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Please click here for more information about National Alliance on Mental Illness - DC (NAMI). We have hosted one Family to Family course at National.  We hope to offer cooperative programs in the future.

Referrals

If you have questions or need help, please click here to submit a care request form. Our Care Office and pastors can help identify resources in your community.

Coping in These Times

We have NPC volunteers across the region standing ready to respond to neighbors in need.  Whether you have recently broken an ankle and need help with meals or are dealing with anxiety and depression, we have volunteers in place to walk prayerfully with you through challenges you may face in life.

Our partnerships with social services and knowledge of local counselors can help you to find professional care beyond the church. 

These resources may assist you in dealing with today’s difficult issues practically and biblically. Should you desire further conversation about any of these topics, please contact our Care office at 202-537-7540 or LMartin@nationalpres.org.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

Colossians 3:12