Care & Prayer

Congregational Care devotes itself to nurturing the family and friends of BPC in their times of need and to witness Christ’s healing love through service and prayer. Congregational Care is comprised of the ministries described below. We encourage you to let us know when you need support.
We have faithfully served members for many years through ministries such as Chain of Prayer, Loving Meals, Transportation Support, and more!
In recent years, we’ve added the Shepherd Ministry, a ministry that helps us keep connected by reaching out to families of all means and sizes, a Families With New Babies ministry, and our latest Care and Connect Ministry. We are an effective representation of the heart of BPC!
All requests are confidential. Please email our Director of Congregational Care Ministry, Mary Garbesi.
The Shepherd Ministry  is a caring liaison for every BPC household.  BPC is grouped geographically. Each “area” is assigned a Shepherd Minister, a specially trained lay person who calls on his/her neighborhood group at least twice each year.  It’s a great way to keep in touch and care for one another in a more personal way! 
The Chain of Prayer Ministry responds to hundreds of prayer requests every year. More than 50 volunteers receive the prayer requests via e-mail, fax, or telephone, and provide focused prayer for the needs and concerns of the church family.  
Fill out the form below to email your prayer request. All requests are secure and  confidential.
The Flower Ministry coordinates the ordering of flowers for the Sunday morning worship services and schedules those interested in purchasing bouquets to honor or remember loved ones. Flowers designated for donation after worship are distributed to nearby mission partner locations and other sites as well. 
The Memorial Service Ministry assists families in the planning of services for loved ones who have passed from this life to more life. This ministry is a comforting presence to bereaved families and provides ushers, hosts, and home-baked cookies for receptions after memorials.
Please email Mary Garbesi if you need to set up a service.
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“So then, as often as we have the chance, we should do good to everyone, and especially to those who belong to our family in the faith.”
~ Galatians 6:10
Correspondence Ministry
is composed of “writers with heart” who offer notes of condolence, encouragement, get-well wishes, and 80-and-over birthday wishes on behalf of the BPC family. 
Meals Ministry
assists members by providing a meal for those who are recovering from surgery, illness or injury in their home.
Transportation Ministry 
serves our members who do not drive, happily providing rides to Sunday services, church functions, or even an important doctor’s appointment.
Care Teams
In coordination with the pastors and Director of Congregational Care, Care Team members visit persons in the hospital and care centers and at home during times of illness and recovery. They offer spiritual support through a compassionate presence, listening, Scripture, and prayer. Members of this team have been trained for this ministry and participate in ongoing training and accountability
Home Communion:
Deacons are available to assist Pastors in offering home communion for those unable to attend worship.