“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way fulfill the law of Christ.” - Galatians 6:2
The Care Team is a core of trained volunteers dedicated to assisting parishioners with a variety of needs, from help with yard work or emergency meals to assessment of a need and referral to appropriate resources, or lending a listening ear. It is a "first point of contact" for a person in need. Each work day, a Care Team member is in our office available to take phone calls or to see parishioners on a drop-in basis.
The Care Team can provide information on resources within and outside the church, connect parishioners with an appropriate person (clergy, layperson, professional), provide an emergency meal, help brainstorm about a problematic situation, or simply lend a listening ear. Team members are not therapists, but they make calls and send notes of encouragement to parishioners who are ill, grieving, or experiencing difficult times.
Areas of Ministry
+ Needs + Blessings
If you are a parishioner, we encourage you to view and submit ads to the Needs and Blessings area on our website. Click here to go there now.
+ Frozen Meals at No Notice At All (MANNA)
If you need a meal, please let the Care Team know. If you want to help make meals, please see these guidelines.
+ Homebound Visitation
Parishioners unable to come to worship & fellowship regularly can request a volunteer visitor to bring them Christ’s love. Contact the Care Team (571-282-0201).
+ Home Communion
Are you missing communion with your church family on Sunday due to illness or disability? One of our volunteer home communion ministers wants to bring communion to you. Please contact Donna Wills (571) 282-0207).
+ Listening Ear
Our Care Team members can offer a confidential listening ear as well as prayer and can help you think clearly through a problematic situation. They can provide information on resources within and outside the church and connect parishioners with an appropriate person (clergy, layperson, professional).
+ Love One Another Within Our Church Family in Practical Ways
The Care Team has a list of parishioner volunteers who have offered occasionally to:
Assist an elderly/handicapped parishioner to run errands; Deliver church flowers after Christmas/Easter to grieving, ill, homebound parishioners;
- Drive a parishioner to the doctor;
- Drive a parishioner to a worship service;
- Offer affordable rental below market rate;
- Offer room rental at market rate;
- Prepare frozen meals for parishioners experiencing illness or challenges;
- Help a parishioner move locally;
- Provide limited legal advice;
- Provide medical care consultation;
- Provide yard work/snow clean-up; and
- Provide handyman support.
To request parishioner support in any of these ways contact the Care Team (571-282-0201).
+ Student Workers/Volunteers List
Hire a Teen! Are you in need of someone responsible for yard/snow clean-up, move furniture, babysit, pet sit, perform computer or housework, paint the house/deck, walk dogs, wash cars, or clean the garage? Consider hiring (for a reasonable rate) one of our own youth ministry teens! Some even work for free to earn service hours. (TFCA assumes no liability for the abilities, personal behavior, or work ethic of these students. TFCA has not performed any background checks and cannot be held liable for any damages, real or perceived. Please make sure you screen all students before making a hiring decision.) For a copy of the student list, contact the Care Team (571-282-0201).
+ Referrals to Professional Services
Referrals may be given to medical, dental, legal, CPA, and other professionals with whom other parishioners have had good experiences. TFCA and the Care Team assumes no liability for the abilities, personal behavior, or work ethic of these professionals. Please note that our church has not performed any background checks and cannot be held liable for any damages, real or perceived. Please make sure you screen all professionals before making a hiring decision. Contact the Care Team (571-282-0201).
+ Unplanned Pregnancy Support
Our Unplanned Pregnancy Support Network is made up of members in our congregation who are available to help those facing an unplanned, difficult pregnancy by coming alongside them with practical support and friendship. Contact Emily Davis (860-424-7836).
+ Counseling Services
Rev. Lisa Henderson is available Monday through Friday to refer parishioners as appropriate to carefully screened resources within and outside The Falls Church Anglican (clergy, counselors, or other resources). Additionally, she can meet with parishioners to help them think clearly through difficult situations or relationships. If you seek a referral for counseling, Lisa would need to talk with you either by phone or in person in order to make an appropriate referral. She usually provides several names of counselors for you so you can explore the options and choose based upon counselor expertise, personality, experience, price, and location. Contact Lisa Henderson (571-282-0204).
+ Financial Counseling
Parishioners, expert in personal finances, provide confidential help to those struggling with budget, debt, and other financial issues. We specifically do not provide investment advice. The emphasis is on short-term strategies aimed at assisting people to get on the right track financially. Contact the Care Team (571-282-0201).
+ Continuing Care
Our Continuing Care Committee has created resources to help guide those who are making decisions about care for the elderly or other loved ones. For more information, call 571-282-0201.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Falls Church Anglican assumes no liability for the abilities, personal behavior, or work of volunteers. We have not performed any background checks and cannot be held liable for any damages, real or perceived. Please make sure you screen all volunteers.