The mission of our Care Team is to foster a climate that upholds the Biblical mandate to “love one another as Christ has loved us” (John 15:12) and to “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 Team member is in our Care Team 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.
The Care Team is directed by The Rev. Lisa Henderson. She is in the office Monday-Friday on a part-time basis and is available to meet with people, help assess concerns, and make appropriate recommendations and/or referrals to carefully screened counselors and resources in the community. Confidentiality is carefully guarded.
Our Areas of Work
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If you need a meal, please let the Care Team know. If you want to help make meals, please see these guidelines.
Parishioners unable to come to worship & fellowship regularly can request a volunteer visitor to bring them Christ’s love. Contact TFCA's Care Team at (571) 282-0201), firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 call Donna Wills at (571) 282-0207 to arrange this.
Our Care Team members can offer a confidential, listening ear as well as pray and 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).
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 family illness or other challenges;
- Help a parishioner move locally;
- Provide legal advice;
- Provide medical care consultation;
- Provide dental 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 at 571-282-0201, email@example.com. To volunteer to serve in these ways, please complete the Care Ministries' sections of the Serve Together form.
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 at (571) 282-0201, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Referrals can 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. TFCA 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 at 571-282-0201, email@example.com.
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 Amber Condry at firstname.lastname@example.org, 571-418-2856.
Rev. Lisa Henderson, the director of the Care Team, is available Monday through Friday (part-time) to refer as appropriate to carefully screened resources within and outside The Falls Church (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. She can be reached at 571-282-0204.
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. Call The Care Team office at (571)282-0201.
A team of volunteers have 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: TFCA assumes no liability for the abilities, personal behavior, or work of volunteers. TFCA has not performed any background checks and cannot be held liable for any damages, real or perceived. Please make sure you screen all volunteers.
The Rev. Rick Wright
Director of Congregational Care
Seniors Ministry Coordinator
The Rev. Lisa Henderson
The Rev. Nicholas Lubelfeld
Admin. Assistant, Care Team