What is caring ministries?

At Aley we value the importance of self-care and caring for others.  We try to ensure that those serving in other areas ministry are cared for as they serve and we recognize the importance of holistic care.  It is important that as a church we support and care for each other while advancing God's mission.

Care partners

Care partners are trained and equipped church members who provide prayer and availability for other designated church members.  It is a goal that Care Partners would reach out at least once a month to check on their partner(s) and provide support as needed.  If you would like to have a Care Partner or would like to be a Care Partner to another church member, please contact Karen Engel.


Current care partners click here for form 5

  • grief ministry

    Cards and condolences are sent out upon the death of church members or church members close family members.  there are also grief books available to borrow as working through the grief of a loss or major transition.

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  • Remembrance Service

    The holiday season can be difficult when loved ones have died, especially the first round of holidays without them.  during the christmas/new year season we offer a special service to remember loved ones who have passed throughout the year.

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  • college-age connection

    College-age is a vital time for self-discovery and often offers some challenging times.  We want to make sure that our college-age individuals know that Aley cares for them and is praying for them.  Throughout the year we engage in different methods of outreach to keep in touch and offer our love and support. 

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  • Hearts and hammers

    whether due to injury or age, Sometimes it's difficult to tasks such as changing light bulbs, raking leaves, or simple home repairs.  hearts and hammers PROVIDES THE LABOR AT NO COST TO helP take care of these needs as they arise.

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  • health ministry

    Physical health is a vital part of holistic health and out health ministry team works to make access to certain health needs easier.  they host a BI-annual Health fair, 6 blood drives PER YEAR, lend crutches, wheelchairs, or walkers, and host blood pressure readings the 3rd sunday of each month.

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  • caroling

    each christmas season we send MULTIPLE GROUPS out to share christmas carols to shut-ins and church members who are recovering from recent surgeries.

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  • prayer chain

    Prayer is a vital component to spiritual care.  We believe in the power or prayer and the power of numbers.  As prayer requests come in, and when permission is given, they sent out to those on the prayer chain to offer up their prayers of intercession.


  • Funeral dinners

    in coordination with the United Methodist Women, we offer a dinner following funeral services as a time for friends and family to spend time together sharing memories of the deceased without worrying about what to prepare for a meal.

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  • WESLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOLARSHIP

    Graduating seniors are invited to apply for a scholarship that is awarded each year near the end of the school year.

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