Care Ministry

Peace's Care Ministry and support is offered by our Pastortal Care Coordinator, Wendy Slates, pastors Doug and Kai, and our Care Team. This team and pastors can provide support when there is:

* a serious illness
* a hospitalization
* a transition into or between long-term care facilities
* a stressful marital or family situation (conflict/separation/divorce)
* significant loss or change in life (death of a loved one, loss of job, etc) 
* handicaps, chronic illnesses, personal challenges calling for special care
* serious or stressful financial challenges/problems
* serious loneliness or sense a of "not being connected" to the faith community at Peace 

More information on Short & Long Term Care.

We are always looking for more volunteers to be apart of our Care Team.  Here are several ways to get involved:

*Visit with an individual about once every two weeks (varies depending on each situation)
*Help provide transportation to or from appointments, Sunday Worship and/or Church-related functions.
*Prepare and/or deliver meals to homebound members

More information on Peace's Care Team

To learn more or arrange for support from our Care Team or to volunteer please contact Wendy Slates | 614-337-1000, ext. 201.


Grief Resources:

Peace is happy to be partnering with Stonybrook United Methodist Church and Mifflin Presbyterian Church to offer GriefShare support groups throughout the year. GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Each group session includes a video, discussion and support. Each session is 13 weeks long, and you can join any session at any time.


Health & Welness Resources:

Breast Cancer Support
Pink Ribbon Girls is an organization that was created by women with breast cancer to support and empower others who are currently in the fight against breast and reproductive cancers. They provide free healthy meals, housecleaning, rides to treatment and peer support for those with breast and women's reproductive cancers in the Columbus metro area. For information on receiving support, click here.

Caregiving Information
Are you a caregiver or do you know a caregiver who might benefit from some support? The Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging (COAAA) and the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio offer support groups led by caring folks who can offer support and helpful advice.

COAAA has meetings on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 3:30pm-5:00pm. More information about those meetings can be found here.

On the first Friday of each month, the Alzheimer's Association provides a caregiver lunch & lecture. Check out additional information about those meetings here.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357), (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations. Callers can also order free publications and other information.