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Care Ministries

Care Ministries exist to care for and support others in the body of His church here at Holy Cross and within the community.

Prayer Ministry is an active ongoing effort of praying for the needs and concerns of other members and friends of Holy Cross. 

Prayer Chain Team - receives prayer requests and needs by phone.

E-mail Prayer Team - is a group of volunteers who pray for the needs of members or friends of Holy Cross as notified via email.

Comfort Dog Ministry - We are currently in the process of obtaining a comfort dog to support ministry in the Fort Wayne community by interacting with people of all ages and circumstances who are suffering and in need.

Telecare - are volunteers who monthly call assigned members of the congregation for the purpose of offering prayers and to stay in touch with the Holy Cross family to encourage and to learn of any needs for prayer. 

Care and Shares - provides for the casual care needs of our homebound members or families in need, encourages members by sending cards or notes or making a visit, performs outside work or minor house repairs, and provides transportation to appointments or church. 

Hospital Visits - are conducted by trained members to visit members in the hospital and Rehabilitation Facilities.

Shut-in Visits - are conducted by trained members for visiting shut-ins on a monthly basis. 

Meal Ministry - is a ministry to provide meals for:

  • New Mothers

  • Members released from the hospital or families dealing with crisis in their lives

  • Funeral Receptions

Stephen Ministers - are trained members who provide one-to–one Christian care to people in our congregation and community who are experiencing grief, divorce, hospitalization, job loss, disability, or other difficulties. Our Stephen Ministers Leaders provide supervision for the benefit and assistance of our Stephen Ministers.

Parish Nursing - is done by compassionate Nurses to assist members in healthy living through education, providing confidential monitoring services and arranging medical prevention services from the community.

Marriage Mentors - equip couples for healthy and joyful marriage by teaching vital relationship skills through couple-to-couple relationships.

Friendship Ministry - is a way to serve those with developmental disabilities by teaching them God’s love and plan for them through teaching His word, singing praises, and fellowshipping with one another.  The class meets on Wednesday evening. 

Red Cross Blood Drive - serves the community at large as volunteers host blood drives semi-annually. 

Cross Borders Partners - assists those in our community who are financially in need of furniture, household items and clothing.  It collects and sends clothes within the states as well as internationally to those experiencing a disaster or poverty.