Care

Arcola Church's Care Ministries offer care and support for our congregation and community. Whether you are ill, homebound, hospitalized, need support or friendship -- we are here for you. We believe that healing and care lead to a more compassionate life.

Contact Molly Riedel, Director of Caring, to learn more. 

Contact Molly

Care Blog and Resources

Exploring your physical, mental, relational, and spiritual health through the eyes of our faith. Led by our Director of Care, Molly Riedel, our Health & Wellness Team, and our Congregational Care Ministers, here you'll find recommendations and tips from healthcare professionals for caring for the body and life God has given you.

Counseling & Congregational Care Ministers

Counseling is available to those in our congregation who are going through a spiritual and/or life changing event or crisis. Counseling involves a caring relationship in which one person seeks to help another deal more effectively with the stresses of life. At Arcola Church we have a group of wonderful Congregational Care Ministers and a counselor, Molly Riedelthat will be glad to talk with you. Contact Pastor Chris Riedel or the Director of Caring, Molly Riedel, for more information and to connect with a Congregational Care Minister. 

Molly Riedel

Director of Caring, Congregational Care Minister, Nurse Psychotherapist, RN, PMH, CNS, BC

mobile: 703-624-4024

Support Groups and Marriage Ministry

Support Groups

You can find assistance and community during many of life's circumstances through our support groups. We regularly offer mental health, Parents of Young Adults (Launch), grief, illness, caregiver, widow/widower, Divorce Recovery, and other groups, held in person and online. See upcoming meetings and events for these groups below! We also support an Alcoholics Anonymous chapter; go to AAVirginia.org to find a meeting.

Marriage Ministry

Our Marriage Ministry is invested in helping you grow in Godly relationship with your spouse through intentional date nights at Dates with a Purpose, The Monthly Spark articles with resources to foster conversation, and more.

Monthly Spark Articles from the Care Blog

Find marriage/relationship focused events below!

We're thrilled to announce a new partnership with Insight Memory Care Center, "a nonprofit adult day health and resource center providing specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community." We're bringing some of IMCC's resources and programs to Arcola's campus to help show the love of Jesus to our community members with memory impairments, and their caregivers and families.

Angels on Call

Angels on Call (AOC) provides short-term or emergency meals for our Arcola Church families in crisis. If you or your family need help, or you are interested in being involved in this ministry, please contact Molly Riedel, Director of Caring.

Contact Molly Riedel

Card & Sewing Ministries

Card Ministry

Our card ministry sends handwritten notes to those in need of encouragement. To become a member of the Words of Care team, please click on the image to contact Molly Riedel, Director of Caring.

Contact Molly Riedel

Prayer Cloths

Prayer cloths are handmade, pocket-size squares, which serve as a tangible reminder of God's love for you. You can find them in the church lobbies - take one for yourself or to give to a friend in need of comfort. If you'd like to join the team that makes them, click on the image above to contact Sherry Cosby.

Contact Sherry Cosby

Baby Blankets

Baby blankets are handmade by talented people in our congregation to welcome the newest little members of our community. If you would like to join this team or tell us about a new baby, please click on the image to contact Molly Riedel.

Contact Molly Riedel

Prayers & Squares

A prayer quilt is a quilt that is made with love and tied with prayers. Each knot tied into the quilt represents a prayer that is offered specifically for someone in need of those prayers. The Prayers & Squares team is resuming in-person meetings this fall. If you're looking for a prayer quilt, please fill out the form below. This ministry is led by Cheryl Hershey and new members are always welcome!

Contact Cheryl Hershey

Prayer Requests for Arcola Church Prayer Team

Not required; we welcome anonymous requests.

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