There are hundreds of volunteers working to provide love, support and comfort to their fellow parishioners.
We gather over meals, in grief support groups, in an addiction recovery group and in congregation wide gatherings to remind one another that: We are welcome. We are heard. We are loved. We are not alone.
Fridays at 10am - 12pm
in the Chapel Reception Room
We support Samaritan Counseling, in part, by housing them on our campus. They provide affordable, faith-based counseling services. Samaritan is a fully accredited, full service counseling facility. In operation since 1999, Samaritan is committed to helping people cope with their challenges, grow toward spiritual and emotional maturity and strengthen personal relationships. Their professional counselors are licensed by the state of Florida and specialize in treating a wide range of mental health conditions.
Call 941.926.2959 to make an appointment.
There are also over 62 compassionate Stephen Ministers who are here to help at no charge to you. Stephen Ministry is a 100% confidential, one-to-one Christian caring ministry. Stephen Minsters care for those who are grieving, lonely, divorced, sick, dying, have lost a job and more.
Church of the Palms is blessed by many church members (approximately 270) who hear God’s call to care and are willing and able to serve in a number of care ministries.
OUR DEACONS deliver Sunday worship flowers to those who are hospitalized, at care facilities and in their homes; they prepare baskets to welcome new born babies; organize Bell Ringing and Angel tree programs during Advent season; host a bi-annual birthday luncheon for our 90+ year old members; and deliver flowers at Easter time and Advent season to 100+ people who no longer are able to attend worship.
Our Home Communion Serving Team serves communion to our homebound members.
Our Visitation Ministry Team visits those who are in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.
The weekly Prayer Shawl Knitting group meet at 3:30pm on Thursdays in the Chapel Narthex. They create shawls for those who are sick, dying and grieving; and knit baby blankets for new children to be baptized at our church.