Christ United Methodist Church

Congregational Care

Congregational Care at Christ UMC is for members, friends and guests. These Caring Ministries are for all whom God brings to our awareness whether in our building or out in the community of Rochester or out into the world.

We believe prayer is the foundation of Congregational Care.

If you have a prayer request, we ask you to consider one or several of the following options: Prayer by the pastors, the Prayer Chain, and/or prayers listed in the bulletin. The Prayer Chain consists of members who pray for all for whom they receive requests. The request is given by merely passing along the first name of the person(s) needing prayer. Please notify the office of your request.

Want a visit in the hospital?

Please note that you need to contact us or have a family member or friend contact us to tell us that you are in the hospital and want a visit. We no longer have access to names of people who are hospitalized.

Those in town for medical care

Pastors and Parish Ministers are available to provide spiritual support such as prayer, communion, anointing and holy listening. Please contact the church office to request a contact.

Want to talk to a pastor?

Please contact the office to make an appointment with one of the pastors

Have a Pastoral Emergency?

During business hours, please call the office. There is always a pastor on call.

After hours and on weekends, please call the office and listen for the phone message which will have the phone number of the pastor on call. Then call that number to reach the pastor on call.

Want to serve in Congregational Care?

Training is provided for the following Ministry Teams:

  • The Prayer Chain passes along the name of the persons requesting prayer and pray for them daily.

  • Lay Visitors call on homebound members once a month or more.

  • Parish Ministers call on members and friends of Christ UMC facing a major life challenge such as job loss, divorce, addiction, serious illness, death of a loved one. They receive extensive training and meet once a month with Pastor Nancy

  • Communion Ministry: Coordinate and Provide Communion for the three Sunday morning services and for homebound communion.

  • Memorials and Living Gifts Committee oversees thanking those who give memorials and living gifts to CUMC as well as approves funding requests for undesignated gifts. They also keep records of gifts.