Congregational Care

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.    1 John 3:18

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT MINISTRY – We have two Alzheimer’s care groups.  One provides information and support to people who have been diagnosed with early Alzheimer’s, the other offers support and assistance for caregivers and their families. Chairperson – Louise Shuey@ 352-753-8262

BEREAVEMENT AND GRIEF SUPPORT – Provides opportunities for people to meet who have recently lost a loved one.  Support classes are often offered. Contact – Pastor Lynn Miller or Pastor Jerry Lion @ 352-753-8484

BUDDY MINISTRY – A Buddy is a Christian friend to the lonely and shut-in.  Prayer, games and conversation are among some of the activities suggested by the team.  Each Buddy schedules visits and a report is given to chairperson.  Often other care ministries are offered through the Buddy Ministry as Extended Table, Prayer Team, Stephen Ministry, and Transportation to medical appointments. Chairperson – Marilyn Waites @ 352-245-6638

CHURCH NURSING MINISTRY – This ministry holds clinics to educate our congregation on health care concerns.  Blood Pressure screenings are offered the third Sunday of each month in the church office.  This team will also refer you to the appropriate ministry for care if needed. Home visits on request. Chairperson – Waiting for new Chair@ Call Pastor Lynn

CRISIS CARE MINISTRY – Help and suggestions offered to those finding themselves with no place else to turn. Chairperson – Dr. Robert Hazlett @ 352-751-7089 and Dr. Carolyn Gorden @ 610-737-6672 

DEACONS – Deacons assist with the care of our church family. Contact church office for name of your Deacon.

EXTENDED TABLE MINISTRY – Communion served to those who are not able to attend church.  Communion served the first Sunday of each Month by our team of volunteer Elders and Deacons. 
Contact Deacon Bob Null – 609-206-7109

FIRST TIME GUESTS – Welcome our first time guests with a phone call.       Chairperson – John Siczka @ 352-751-1209

GRIEF SHARE MINISTRY – Offered a couple times a year as needed. Contact – Pastor Lynn or church office to sign up for upcoming sessions @ 352-753-8484   

HANDY MAN MINISTRY – Help offered for those small repairs around the house. Chairperson – Steve Cummings @ 215-0696 

HEALING AND PRAYER TEAM MINISTRY – Offering personal prayer and anointing after each Sunday service.  Team also meets Wednesday in the church for education and personal prayer.  The community is always welcome to stop by Wednesday’s for personal prayer between 9:30 and 11:00am.  Healing Services are planned several times a year, check newsletters and bulletins for dates. Conact Pat Schoch – 352-446-8473

LOSS OF A SPOUSE – A two hour session on help dealing with a loss of your spouse. Part of the Grief Share Series. Contact – Pastor Lynn @ 352-753-8484   

MEMORIAL SERVICE GREETERS – Greets and hands out bulletins at Memorial Service and Funerals.  Chairpersons – Louise and Carl Shuey @ 352-753-8262

MEMORIAL SERVICE MINISTRY – Prepares refreshments for gatherings after funerals and memorial services. Chairperson – Char Zientara @ 352-750-9864

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP AND BREAKFAST – Meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Contact – Elmer Wagner @ 352-753-0449  

MERRY STAMPERS – Making birthday and thinking-of-you cards for PW circles and holiday cards for Operation Homebound. Chairperson – Carolyn Morris @ 352-753-9110 

PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP – This group meets outside of church grounds to support each other and share fellowship. Contact – Donna Rahn @ 352-633-1980

PASTORAL HOSPITAL VISITATION – Our team makes regular visits to local hospitals. Contact – Pastor Lynn Miller in the church office @ 352-753-8484 

STEPHEN MINISTRY – Stephen Ministry is a one on one care giving ministry that offers Christian Care to those in need.  Stephen Ministers have 50 hours of training before they may join the ministry team.  This is a worldwide ministry offered to those who feel called to share Christ’s Love and Grace or those in need of care.  All Stephen Ministry care is confidential. Contact- Bob Hazeltt @ 352-751-7089 

SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS – Offered yearly before Thanksgiving. Part of the Grief Share Series. Contact – Pastor Lynn @ 352-753-8484

TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY – Transportation provided for medical appointments and therapy only.  Call our chairperson who will connect you with a driver who has donated their time and vehicle for your transportation. Chairperson – Maggie Cooper @ 352-516-9541 

VISITATION TEAM – Pastor Lynn Miller and Pastor Jerry Lion along with Deacons and Stephen Ministers make regular visits to The Villages Hospital, Leesburg Hospital and local care facilities.  Contact the church office or Pastor Lynn at the church to let us know you are a guest at one of the above.    

WELLNESS MINISTRY – Offers ‘Fall Prevention’ and other sessions that our congregation would find helpful in maintaining safe help and lifestyle.          Chairperson – Ed Yuiska @ 352-750-4563


FAB – North Lake’s congregation enjoys monthly dinner on the first Tuesday of the months between September and May.  We serve between 100 to 150 members each month.  Signups and ticket purchase is available on Sundays before each monthly dinner.   We are always looking for educational enrichment, spiritual lectures or sometimes just fun entertainment to enjoy after dinner.  Dinner is served at 5:00 and programs begin at 6:00. Contact – Elder Dick Young 352-633-3467

ICE CREAM SOCIAL – August of each year we join together for an ice-cream social and sing along.  Usually held on a Tuesday evening to kick off the FAB dinner season. 

Pastor Lynn J. Miller
Director of Congregational Care