help and care

bearing one anothers' burdens

Stephen ministers

walking the path with others

A non-denominational, nationally led ministry of care. Our chapter began at DCC in 1995. Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one ministry of careful, loving listening who bring Christ’s healing power to those who are hurting.  Stephen Ministers meet weekly for one hour with their Care Receivers then bi-monthly for support and continued education. Each Stephen Minister is trained for over three months before they are commissioned in our services, and keep all conversations confidential.


AND LET US CONSIDER HOW WE MAY SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS. LET US NOT GIVE UP MEETING TOGETHER, AS SOME ARE IN THE HABIT OF DOING, BUT LET US ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.                                                                                         Hebrews 10:24-25



Congregational Care

Caring is the core of dcc

  • Members help individuals who need practical assistance with the activities of daily life such as home chores, transportation, gardening, outings, errands, etc.

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  • we Help our church family who are temporarily or permanently unable to drive by providing a ride to church, a class, or a doctor’s appointment.

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  • dcc OFFERS SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CAREGIVERS, PARENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL KIDS, AND EARLY INFANT AND PREGANCY LOSS. 

    cONTACT ELISA STONE for more information. 

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  • Be one of our amazing cooks who Provides a meal to a family in need at a time of crisis or transition.

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  • Three times a year we provide a small gift and a visit to those who have had a hard time lately or who cannot come to church for various reasons. 

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  • Elders take communion to home bound members who are unable to attend the first-Sunday of the month communion services.  If you have ever been ordained as an elder in the Presbyterian Church, this ministry would welcome your service.

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  • BE part of the guild that coordinates and leads memorials at our church for members of our church.  we bake and set up/clean up the events. This is a support for families of those saints who we must say goodbye to. This ministry is coordinated by the Minister of Administration and Communication.

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  • Visits Ministry Is a program to assist when folks need companionship and relationship but are not dealing with any particular loss. People visit bi-weekly with those who need some extra connections.

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  • Memorial Letters are provided to support those who are grieving the loss of a loved one.  Letters are sent on the anniversary of the loss for 3+ years after the death.

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  • Young at Heart Tea
    is a special event for folks who are older adults, caregivers, and those being cared for. This is a sweet nurturing time for music, nibbles and a meditation at the end. Our pastor closes the event with a blessing.

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  • New baby gifts! we provide a baby blanket and parenting book as well as a board book for a new child born or adopted into our church family. The pastors visit to bring the gift and bless the baby.

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