First (Scots) offers many services in times of need. If you know of a member who is ill, hospitalized, in need of pastoral contact, or if you need care yourself, please call the church office during daytime hours at 843-722-8882. After hours you may call or text our Parish Associate, Mary Robinson, 843-872-1527 and/or the on-call minister.
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Congregational Care Ministries
Angel Food Ministry
This team prepares or purchases a meal and delivers it to a family after the birth or adoption of a child.
Baby Gift Bags
This team prepares and delivers a gift bag when a baby is born.
This team writes notes to members of the congregation who are listed each week on the Joys and Concerns prayer list. They also ensure that cards and envelopes are stocked in Molly Wier Hall so anyone may write a care note.
Deacon Care Teams
These teams connect with members who are unable to attend in-person worship or gatherings by visiting, sending cards, and serving as liaison between the individual and First (Scots).
An elder along with a pastor takes communion to people who cannot come to the church to receive communion.
A team of two people arrange and deliver sanctuary flowers in small vases to recipients on the Joys and Concerns prayer list.
This team prepares and serves punch and cookies for memorial services or funerals held at First (Scots).
This is a Stephen Ministry outreach program. A volunteer manages a database and addresses envelopes for a quarterly mailing of a four-set booklet on coping with life following the death of a loved one.
This team prepares and delivers a meal to families following a death in the family, a hospitalization, or other situation as needed.
This group meets weekly at noon on Mondays to pray for the people listed on the Joys and Concerns prayer list, as well as offers prayers for other requests that come into the church.
This team knits or crochets prayer shawls and delivers them to congregants as needed.
This group is trained by the national Stephen Ministry training program to offer confidential one-on-one care to church members, as well as members of the community for a limited period of time. (More information below)
About Stephen Ministry
Stephen Ministry is a complete system for training and organizing lay people to provide one-to-one Christian care to hurting people in and around our congregation. Stephen Ministry provides congregations with the structure, training, and resources to set up and administer a complete system for lay caring ministry (called Stephen Ministry) in the congregation. In Stephen Ministry congregations, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or life challenge. Stephen Ministry helps pastors and congregations provide quality caring ministry for as long as people need it.