Congregational Care and Support

With the aid of many hands, the Congregational Care and Support Team reaches out with a pastoral ministry of prayers, love and support for members and friends of Old South Church in times of need. Listed here are the ministries where you can find support or volunteer to provide encouragement to others.

Members of the Call Crew are in regular contact with church members who may be homebound, advanced in age, or otherwise unable to participate regularly or remain in contact with the church.

The Food Crew provides prepared meals for people in times of loss, household disruption or medical needs. Meals are also provided for families at the birth/adoption of children. 

Special Assistance During Covid-19 is available for those in need of help with grocery shopping, or transportation to appointments. We also have church members who are crafting facemasks that can be mailed to individuals who need them.

Prayer Shawls are knitted by the Old South Knitters and Prayer Shawl Crew and are available on request. 

The Caregivers’ Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month via zoom. This gathering for sharing and support is open to members and friends of Old South serving as caregivers to others. If you are interested in attending please contact Rev. Katherine Schofield (katherine@oldsouth.org).

Healing Worship is a service dedicated to providing a safe space for honoring whatever is on our hearts and minds. Services are second Sundays of the month at 12:30 p.m. via zoom. Experience silence and listen, lighting candles to disperse the shadows. Speak your heart and be heard. Click here for more information. 

The Congregational Care and Support Team also provides assistance and encouragement in other ways like providing rides as needed to appointments, celebrating birthdays – online with cake and singing! – on the last Sunday of the month during Virtual Coffee Hour, and distributing wallet-sized OSC Emergency Contact cards that provide contact information for members’ family and friends, as well as how to notify Old South Church in case of emergency.