Health and Caring


The Health and Caring Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church furthers the church’s mission by striving to make disciples who have a healthy mind, body and spirit.  To the right you will find a list of ministries that promote holistic health in the life of Christ United Methodist Church.

If you have questions about this ministry and its opportunities, please contact Carol Yarian, Director of Health & Caring.

Ministry Opportunities

Parish Nurse: A practice that focuses on the intentional care of the spirit as part of the process of promoting holistic health and preventing illness in a faith community.


Digby House Worship:  Worship, visit and help lead singing for nursing home residents at Digby House, an assisted living home in Lafayette.


Each One, Reach One: This ministry visits people who are shut-ins, in nursing homes, in assisted living facilities, or are otherwise in need of a visit.


Foster Friends:  This group meets every other Monday (offsite) to send cards to members, their families and friends during stressful or joyous occasions.


Hospital Visitation Team: Hospital visitation for those who are a part of our church who are in the hospital with a non-pastoral emergency.


Prayer Ministry: Focuses on our communication with God, through classes, studies on prayer, and prayer chain communications.


Prayer Shawl: Crochets or knits prayer shawls for persons celebrating a birth, a wedding, or for persons in need of comfort.


Funeral Dinners: Provides food for families who gather at the church following a funeral to celebrate the life and love of a family member or friend.


Quilters: Meets monthly on a Saturday to quilt. Enjoy fellowship and reach others through quilting.

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