Pastoral Care and Caring Ministries

We know that life can bring times of difficulties, and the pastors and church members are here to help during those times. If you need spiritual help we offer many ways for you to receive it, from one-on-one counseling to the simple yet comforting act of reading a passage from the Bible. If you find yourself in a situation where one of our Caring Ministry resources might be able to assist you, please contact Camille Boyd, Caring Coordinator, 860.216.9825.

A reminder from the pastors: if you are admitted to the hospital for any reason, or have a pastoral concern – please remember to contact Rev. Avena or Rev. Thompson. Due to current laws, it is impossible for the ministers to access information directly from the hospital.

Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. AHCC’s Prayer Chain provides confidential prayer in a time of need. Be a part of the Prayer Chain or have your prayer lifted.

Whether you are knowledgeable about knitting/crocheting or not, young or not, you are invited and encouraged to come and share in the experience of knitting or crocheting a Prayer Shawl that will be blessed and then given to church members, their families and friends, who may need a "hug" - a visible sign of God’s presence.

For those interested in making (recipe provided) or delivering a casserole to a church member who may be going through a difficult time.

Care Teams coordinate efforts to support families with special needs and form when the need arises. Those facing loss of loved ones, divorce, unemployment or other life transitions can find support through this group.

Each Sunday, a generous member donates flowers for the altar in honor or in memory of a loved one. Following the worship service, these large bouquets are made into smaller bouquets and delivered to a member who needs special consideration.

CARING is one of the core values of AHCC. We live out this value in good and faith-filled ways, proclaiming and practicing - called to share God’s love for each person. We have faithfully sought to make our church a caring community where members support one another through times of joy and times of struggle.