Need Care?

Pastoral Care: Compassion and Care

From birth to resurrection, we care compassionately for all and nourish a culture of caring.  Knowing there is a broken heart in every pew, we bear one another’s burdens together.  Devoted to extending spiritual care and dedicated to helping with the tangible needs of our members and friends, we offer a loving heart, a listening ear, an open hand, and a generous spirit.  At First Pres, we seek to build a “culture of caring and compassion” for all ages.  

If there is something we can to so support you that is not listed below, please contact Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, Associate Pastor for Pastoral Care and Congregational Life, at mrogers@firstpresbyterian.org, or (734) 662-4466, ext. 390. 

Need a Visit?

We have 8 pastors and several retired clergy who visit the hospitals and rehab centers when our members and friends would like a visit.  We also have 25 Stephen Ministers and 55 Deacons who make occasional visits to homes, life-care residential locations, hospitals, hospices, and rehab centers.  Contact us to request a visit and let us know we can be praying for you.

Stephen Ministry

Our trained lay pastors are available for one-on-one same gender relationships of listening and compassion.  Christ is the cure-giver, we are caregivers.  See our page for more information at https://www.firstpresbyterian.org/connect/adult-ministry/stephen-ministry

Requesting Prayer

Our prayer team meets every Monday morning from 9 -9:30 a.m. online.  Join us!  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86466149357

To submit a request for the prayer team, use the Virtual Friendship Pad, or complete this link:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd2OFflvBmiZ1jQUGxeXcsAIDITp2WEYepSmnjyQYMXbHHndA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1

Tangible Support

Our Helping Hands Group provides meals, transportation to doctor’s appointments, and other kinds of help for our members and friends.  See the Helping Hands page for more information at https://www.firstpresbyterian.org/contribute/volunteer/helping-hands-volunteers

Have a medical question? Or need a blood pressure check?

Our parish nurses (Stacey Pakela and Barb DeLancey) are licensed professionals who can answer questions, serve as a resource, and help arrange support.  See the parish using page for more information at https://www.firstpresbyterian.org/connect/health-ministries

Support Groups

See the parish nurse page for a current listing of our support groups, all open to the community at https://www.firstpresbyterian.org/connect/health-ministries