Care & Prayer

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


Prayer Request

Prayer Requests go to our prayer group, Director of Caring, Molly Riedel, and Pastor Chris Riedel. To make a prayer request, email us at

Prayer Request for Arcola Church Prayer Team


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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 Riedel) that will be glad to talk with you. To learn more about Molly, go to our staff pageContact Pastor Chris Riedel or the Director of Caring, Molly Riedel, for more information and to connect with a Congregational Care Minister. 

Support Groups

We offer different support groups throughout the year. Alcoholics Anonymous meets virtually. Go to to find a meeting. In addition, we periodically offer grief, illness, caregiver, widow/widower, Divorce Recovery and other groups which will be held virtually during Covid.

Emergency Help, Angels On Call

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

Blood Drives

Arcola Church hosts blood drives 2-3 times a year on a Sunday morning from 8:30am to 12:30pm. We are not holding blood drives during Covid.

Cards, Prayer Cloths & Baby Blankets

Our card ministry provides cards to those in need of encouragement. To become a member of the Words of Care team, please contact Molly Riedel, Director of Caring.

Prayer cloths are pocket size prayer cloths that represent God's love, you will 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, contact Sherry Cosby.

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

Prayer Quilts

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 not meeting during Covid but you can fill out the form below and someone will be in touch with you. 
This ministry is led by Cheryl Hershey.

request a prayer quilt below:

Prayer Quilt Request


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