Caregiving Ministry

*Dedicated to listening and keeping in touch*

Mission Statement

The Caregiving Ministry of The United Church of Rowayton is dedicated to utilizing its spiritual gifts in a shared ministry that provides for the well being of God’s people. 

Caregivers are caring Christian friends who listen, understand, accept and pray for and with care receivers who are experiencing the joys and sorrows of life.

The Caregiving Ministry was created in 2003 to support the Pastor in serving the congregation and delivering caregiving to those in need. Upon receiving an assignment, caregiving ministers make calls and visits to those in the congregation who have a need – a need, perhaps, as short-term as phone calls and a hospital visit following surgery or as long-term as being a companion to one with a chronic, debilitating illness or bereavement. There are also those in our congregation experiencing the joys of life – special birthdays, anniversaries or births that we like to celebrate with them. 

Intentional caregiving is a specific, confidential, planned and highly trained response to the known needs within the congregation. Training is required, followed by advanced training and support on a regular basis. Our caregivers have given countless hours of their time visiting church members and their relatives at home, in the hospital or wherever they are convalescing.

We are indeed blessed to be able to care for each other. We all need caregiving at some point in our lives. Knowing that there is a ministry dedicated to providing just this support is to witness the dedication of this church’s stewardship to its family of faith. Those interested in this important ministry should contact Joanne Brown or Ann DiLeone through the Church office at 203-866-1415.