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.
Ways to Receive Care
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 Ministry is 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 in life's difficult moments... 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.
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 contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Lisa for more information at 202.537.7537.
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 email@example.com 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.
DivorceCare is a 13-week video and small group program for those who are separated or divorced. The material focuses on practical tools for healing. Contact the Care Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.divorcecare.org for more information or to find a location currently offering this ministry.
The Military Ministry meets four times per year with a speaker and a light lunch. The ministry also sponsors a project each year in support of a military-related organization. It is open to all who are in the military and/or government service, have been in the military/government service or anyone who identifies or supports military/government members. Please visit our Military Ministry page for more information.
NPC is blessed to have a partnership with the non-profit organization, IONA, which supports people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. With this partnership we have access to a geriatric social worker who is available to help our church family address matters related to aging or caring for aging family members. Please call the Care Office at 202-537-7537 for more information.
GriefShare is a 13-week video and small group program for those who have lost a loved one. The material focuses on practical tools for healing. Contact the Care Office or visit www.griefshare.org for more information or to find a location currently offering this ministry.
For those seeking professional counseling, please contact Rev. Lisa Larsen for referrals to carefully screened resources. She is also available to meet with congregants to help think through difficult situations or relationships.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.