Helping Hands Volunteers

Helping Hands is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church to people of our congregation who have short-term and special needs. Our members volunteer to provide occasional meals for those ill or recovering, to provide transportation and companionship for medical appointments, to run brief errands to the grocery store or pharmacy, and more. Other Helping Hands volunteers who feel led to visit those in need of companionship will be paired in a relationship with an individual or couple for friendly visits about once a month. There is minimal training, and no meetings. 

Perhaps you would like to be added to one of the following groups:

Home Repair and Yard Help - occasional help with simple tasks
Care Cards - sending cards to those who are hurting
Visiting Homebound Members - visiting members who cannot leave home
Providing Meals - spporting those recovering or post-hospitalization with a ministry of meals
Driving People to Church 
Driving Members to doctors appointments and rehabilitation
Sorting and Packing - occasional help for those in transition

How Can I Volunteer?

To sign up and volunteer in one of these areas, contact one of our Helping Hands staff members: Rev. Melissa Anne Rogers, Pastoral Care at, Stacey Pakela, Parish Nurse, at, or Barb DeLancey, Parish Nurse, at


If you or someone in the congregation has a need that would appropriately be helped by our Helping Hands volunteers, please contact Rev. Rogers or Nurses Pakela or DeLancey at the church. Rev. Rogers is at 734-662-4466, extension 390; Stacey Pakela is at 734-662-4466, extension 450, and Barb DeLancey is at 734-662-4466, extension 350.