Congregational Care

Job Hunter’s Network

This supportive ministry is intended to help hone skills at job hunting, interviewing and resume writing, and to provide guidance and support during the job search process. Are you new to the work force? Have you recently been a victim of “down-sizing?” Open to everyone who is currently, or soon to be, job hunting. This group is facilitated by a CUMC church member who is Director of Human Resources for a large international company located in our area. For more information, including meeting times, contact the church office.

Prayer Ministries

Prayer Partners

Receive by email a list of prayer concerns from individuals in the congregation. Members of the congregation covenant to pray for individuals and concerns identified on the list. Contact Pastor Ellen LaCroix Fillette at to be included on this list.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
Group meets on Monday afternoons from 4:00-6:00 PM in the church conference room and 2nd/4th Monday evenings in the church Library to crochet or knit for those who are in need. Lessons available.

Ministries to those Who are Absent from Worship

Altar Flower Delivery
Deliver altar flowers to the ill, home bound, or hospitalized.

Ministry to the Ill, Elderly and Disabled
Ministry in visits, personal calls, and mail to those who are acutely or chronically ill or to those with advanced age or disability.

Communion to the Home bound
Communion servers take communion to those who are home bound or who are in hospitals, institutions, or otherwise not able to attend due to advanced age, ill health, or need for chronic medical care. Training is provided. Contact the church office  (703-830-2684) to serve in this ministry.

Ministry to College Students
Lay Ministers covenant to pray for, and send cards, letters, emails, and care packages to college students who are away from home.

Ministry to those in the congregation who are deployed overseas
Lay ministers covenant to pray for and write, send care packages to, and otherwise be in ministry to those who are deployed away from home. May provide prayer and support for families as needed.

Health & Wellness Ministry

Lay ministers help develop and organize programs or events that focus on health care issue(s), e.g. blood pressure screenings, mental health, cancer education, first aid, CPR, etc. The Health & Wellness Ministry Team also sponsors periodic workshops developed especially for adult children of aging parents, as well as seminars on strengthening marriage and family relationships.