Care & Support
The Congregational Care Committee provides compassionate, caring concern through personal service to members of our church family and community who have special needs. If you are interested in participating in or receiving care from one of the various areas of service below, please contact the Rev. Michael Waschevski. In addition, you may also obtain reviews by church members of assisted living/care options in the Fort Worth community.
Stephen Ministry & Sustaining Care
For over thirty-five years, First Presbyterian Church's Stephen Ministers have provided one-on-one care to those who need someone during difficult times, such as divorce, anxiety, death of a loved one or chronic illness. More recently, Sustaining Caregivers have begun to journey alongside those who simply need companionship and someone with whom to share their stories. Stephen Ministers and Sustaining Caregivers receive extensive specialized training, supervision and continuing education. Learn more
Care Teams are created by zip code and coordinate temporary care of those who are hospitalized, chronically ill, or bereaved by providing meals, transportation, errand-running and other services.
Grief Support Groups
Offered periodically throughout the year, these groups support those experiencing or recovering from grief; facilitated by ordained pastors and/or trained professionals.
Volunteers write to all new members, confirmands, and parents of the newly baptized, welcoming them in to the church family. Others maintain regular contact with homebound members who live out of the area and cannot be visited.
Volunteers play excerpts from our recorded services of worship, share scripture and devotional materials, and pray with homebound members.
FPC offers the centuries-old tool of Clearness Committees for helping persons to discern God’s leading as they navigate the multiple dilemmas of our lives. This ministry invites an individual to bring his or her issue to a confidential circle of five or six specially trained listeners who do not attempt to give advice or push the individual to solve their problem or make a decision, but instead hold prayer filled space around them. Please email Michael Waschevski if interested.
First Response Teams
This group created a medical emergency plan responsible for ongoing CPR/AED training of volunteers, equipment maintenance, and scheduling for Sunday mornings.
Volunteers stay in the home of a bereaved family during memorial/funeral services to answer the phone, receive gifts of flowers and food, and provide a presence at a vulnerable time.
Members deliver flowers from Sunday worship services to those who are hospitalized or them themselves homebound for a time.
Men's Visitation Team
Volunteers visit men of the church who can no longer attend worship, keeping them connected to their church family.
Muffin TLC Ministry
Once a month, volunteers bake and package muffins and other special items and deliver them to families and individuals in special need of a tangible gift of love.
Prayer Line Ministry
Dedicated "pray-ers" pray for the church and its members daily. Many volunteers are homebound or unable physically to participate in more active ministries.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Volunteers create shawls and other knitted items to be delivered to those in need of comfort and solace as they pray for the person who is to receive it.
Carpenters Who Care
Volunteers build handicap entrance ramps and provide light repairs to church members' homes who are unable to do the work themselves due to illness or infirmity.
Volunteers drive a golf cart shuttle between Trinity Terrace, the church parking lots, and the church entrance to enable elderly members to continue to attend worship services.
Volunteer "rockers" rotate into the nursery each Sunday during the 9 a.m. service to hold and rock the many babies who are cared for there.