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About Congregational Care

Faith United remains very active during the Pandemic. Out of love and care for everyone’s safety and well-being, virtually every ministry activity has continued in a way that is safe. We invite you to get connected through one or more of the many opportunities at Faith United and join us online for our Sunday Worship, Wednesday Night Live and our many programs, groups, and activities for adults, youth and children. Check back often for the latest updates.

Faith United is here to love and support the members of our congregation.

Do you visit the hospitals?

We visit area hospitals seven days a week (as needed). Please call the church office 330-499-6040 and let us know the patient’s name, the hospital and the date of your admittance. Privacy laws prevent the hospital from letting us know that you are there, so please be sure to contact us directly to let us know about your hospital stay.

What do I need to do when my loved one dies?

To report a loss, please call the church office 330-499-6040. You may also contact one of our pastors directly.

Do you offer grief counseling?

Stephen Ministers, Congregation members, are trained to provide high quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting and going through difficult times.

What other support groups do you have?

We offer a variety of opportunities throughout the year. Check out the Adult Programs and Groups section of our website or the church calendar for more information.

May I meet with someone to make my funeral/memorial service plans ahead of time? Will you keep a copy of my wishes?

We welcome you to meet with a pastor to make your funeral/memorial plans in advance. In fact, we think it's a wonderful idea to consider your wishes for this very important service.

How do I get an appointment to talk with a pastor?

Please call the church office 330-499-6040.

Emergency and Crisis Calls

We are available for you. As persons within the congregation experience an immediate need for help, ministers can be reached at the church during regular office hours.

Resources on Dealing with Tragedy

Click the topic below to view resources:

Coping with grief during the holidays

Dealing with Grief: Five Things NOT to Say and Five Things to Say in a Trauma Involving Children

What do we say to the children when kids are killed with their teachers at school?

When Tragedy Strikes Children

How to Help Children After a Crisis

Resources on School Violence (UMC Discipleship Ministries)

Resources on Gun Violence (Presbyterian Church U.S.A.)

From Adam Hamilton’s Blog:  No Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason