Caring Ministry

Explore the Caring Ministry at New Providence Presbyterian Church

Caring Ministry at New Providence Presbyterian Church

The Pastoral Care Ministry of our church has one goal for our members – to “Connect the Congregation to Christ through Care.” In addition to caring for our members, we offer various ministries that reach into the community including a prayer shawl ministry and Bearing Grief support group.

Members and Regular Attendees

We have over 30 ordained Deacons who care for our members. Every member belongs to a specific flock and is cared for by a Deacon who prays for each of their flock members, identifies needs within it and determines how best to meet these needs. Our Deacons and Minister of Congregational Care also help with:

  • Meals
  • Hospital & shut-in visitation
  • Financial Advice and Support
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Short-term spiritual counseling & prayer
  • Transportation & shopping services
  • Deacon Flock Ministry
  • Emergency Prayer Chain
  • Grief Support
  • Memorial Receptions
  • National Day of Prayer
  • Thanksgiving Baskets
  • Yarns of Hope
  • Christmas Gifting

Have you lost someone dear to you and cannot find your bearings? Bearing Grief is a seven-week support group designed to provide insight and support during the grieving process. Bearing Grief will begin Monday, February 19 - April 1 from 7 to 9 pm at New Providence Presbyterian Church (NPPC).

While grief is an individual journey, there are some common experiences and lessons. It is helpful to understand what is happening during the grief process and to receive encouragement and hope along the way. Bearing Grief is a small group, featuring videos and group discussions with materials prepared by Christian grief counselors. Each person’s journey is unique, but there is help to find healing and hope. Please contact Janet Essig at 908.665.0050 if you have any questions.

If you have further questions concerning our Caring Ministry, simply fill out the form below to get in touch with us! If you have an urgent pastoral care need, please contact our church office at or call 908.665.0050