compassion ministries 

The Compassion Ministries at CPC minister to Christ's church in large and small ways, especially in times of distress, isolation or crisis. Through the caring ministries of the Deacons, the Care TEAM, Stephen Ministers and others, we all strive to make certain that no hurting person escapes unnoticed or uncared for. The blessing experienced by each of us who serve in one or more of these ministries can only be understood by the upside down world of the Kingdom of God.


Who you gonna call? Do you need meals due to an illness? Are you in the hospital and want a visit? Do you know someone ill at home who needs a visit or communion? Do you need some financial help? Do you need a ride to worship? Would you like to help others with these needs? Call a Deacon! The Deacon hotline is 648-2737 ext 333. If you have a prayer request or would like to be included as a member of the Deacon Prayer Chain, send an email to

STEphen  ministries

Stephen Ministers are ministers of encouragement, walking alongside those who are facing challenges or losses in their lives, whether that may be grief, losses of health, employment or relationships, or other life crises. Stephen Ministers help multiply the care our church provides by becoming skilled lay caregivers, equipped to bring Christ's healing love to those in their time of need. If you would like to know more about Stephen Ministry, check out the brochures in the sanctuary narthax or leave a message on the Stephen Ministry hotline at (805) 648-2737 x314


GriefShare features biblical, Christ-centered teaching that focuses on grief topics associated with the death of a loved one. The 13-week DVD seminar features nationally respected grief experts and real-life stories of people, followed by a small group discussion about what was viewed. Brochures are available in the sanctuary narthex. For additional information or to register, please contact Sheree Fitzgerald at 805-509-7582 or e-mail

The Care Team offers ministry through telephone calls to members and regular attendees who
have been absent from worship for some period of time ...MORE