A ministry of encouragement and comfort for our congregation

About Care Ministries at The United Church

Love one another as I have loved you. — John 15:12

Our congregation cares deeply for one another, supporting each other in a variety of ways. As we love one another through the ministries of care, we provide encouragement for our church family in both spiritual and emotional ways, to help their relationship grow with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Whether in times of difficulties or in times of rejoicing, our congregation serves each other through pastoral care, visitations, prayer groups, card ministry, and prayer shawls.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. — 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Board of Stewards

The Stewards demonstrate attentiveness, kindness and compassion for our Special Members, those who are in their 90s or who are homebound, in nursing homes, or who need temporary special care.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastor and Director of Visitation provide comfort, care and support for our congregation through visits, calls, and cards.

Card Ministry

This caring team sends cards to members who need extra encouragement and prayers.

Prayer Chain

This team prays for people with special concerns such as illness, bereavement, family crisis or other difficulties.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

This team knits and crochets shawls and blankets in fellowship and prayer for those needing comfort and a reminder of God’s love.

The Library

Resources in our Library provide helpful materials for Bible study, Christian growth, devotions, prayer, and more.

Who We are at The United Church

The United Church is a strong community of Christians who seek to glorify God.
Our mission is, "That All Might Know, Love, and Follow The Lord Jesus Christ as Their Personal Lord and Savior."
We seek to do this in a number of ways:


We worship the Triune God in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24). Worship involves submitting ourselves to God as the Spirit empowers us.


We must grow in our faith, training ourselves to distinguish good from evil. (Hebrews 5:11-6:2, 1 Peter 2:2, 1 Corinthians 3:1-3)


Jesus sends his followers out on mission for God. We must carefully discern how God might call us to invite others into His Kingdom. (Luke 10:1-20, John 20:21)


As a Christian family, we must bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2). Walking alongside each other to meet spiritual and physical needs is at the center of who we are.

Our History

A long and rich history in the community of Canandaigua

Read About Our History