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.

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 & Events

You can find assistance and community during many of life's circumstances through our support groups. We regularly offer mental health, grief, illness, caregiver, widow/widower, Divorce Recovery and other groups, held in person and online as COVID protocols allow. 

We also support an Alcoholics Anonymous chapter; go to to find a meeting.

Emergency Care

Angels on Call

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

Contact Molly Riedel

Cards, Prayer Cloths, & Baby Blankets

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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