- Congregational Care Ministry
- Care Night – Every Thursday
- Prayer Requests
CARE – A First Church Core Value
We are called to use our resources to care for each other and the environment. We visit the sick and imprisoned, we embrace the poor, we work for the oppressed and homeless, and we walk together through hard times. These are clear ways that we as Christians answer the call to care for the spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and environmental well-being of creation.
“The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world and its inhabitants too. Because God is the one who established it on the seas; God set it firmly on the waters.” Psalm 24:1-2 (CEB)
Congregational Care Ministers
Congregational Care Ministers are lay volunteers specifically trained to work alongside pastors and staff to minister to and care for our congregation. Through this ministry, they offer support for all aspects of life from baptism to end-of-life care.
Care Night Groups
The following groups meet every Thursday on our campus. If you have questions about any of the groups, please contact Debbie Mitchell, Director of Congregational Care Ministries.
- Live Well
Begins Thursday, September 6 at 7:00 pm
Live Well is an evidenced-based psychoeducational class designed for adults struggling with chronic depression and anxiety. Live Well guides people through the process of making lifestyle changes proven to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. The 8-week class is primarily focused on science-based material, but also contains spiritual elements.
- Remembering Our Loved Ones
Begins Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 pm
42 Collaborative Consulting in partnership with First Church Orlando offers a six-week bereavement group for people who would like to learn new and supportive ways to reclaim moments of contentment and happiness while honoring those who have died.
- Divorce Recovery
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
Divorce Recovery, a time for healing, will begin a brand new 11 week session on Thursday, August 3. If you or someone you know is facing this very difficult time in life, please consider joining this group of support and growth.
- Narcotics Anonymous
Thursdays at 7:00 pm
We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other live drug-free. There are no dues or fees; the only requirement for membership is the desire to stop using. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs, which includes alcohol. Anyone may join us regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, religion or lack of religion. NA focuses on 12-steps; open meeting.
Submit a prayer request using our online request form below or by calling the church office. Prayer request cards are also available in the bulletin on Sundays. The staff and prayer team pray over these requests every week.