This ministry coordinates pastoral care for the congregation, including making hospital calls and home visits, administering the sacraments of baptism and holy communion, and providing spiritual guidance. The Pastoral Care staff arranges funerals, memorial services, weddings, public and private baptisms, and communion in worship services and homes.
For all questions regarding pastoral care contact Robin Hood, Congregational Care Coordinator, at Robin Hood or call (614) 488-0681 ext. 235.
An outward sign and seal of the loving care of God and a sacred covenant between family and the church congregation. Contact the Pastoral Care office to schedule a public or private baptism.
First Community welcomes members and nonmembers to hold their wedding ceremonies at one of our beautiful locations.
Commitment ceremonies establish a covenant relationship between two people who choose not to marry. In endeavoring to support these couples and affirm them, we offer commitment ceremonies for those who wish to make a faith commitment to each other before God.
Memorial Services and Funerals
Ministry at the time of death is offered by the church for the nurture of the members of our congregation and the community. Contact the Pastoral Care office and the funeral home of your choice for assistance. Together, they will lead you through the steps that need to be taken in planning a funeral or memorial service.
Care and Prayer
Our Pastoral Care staff is available if you desire a visit or call during an illness, hospitalization or time of need. To schedule a pastoral care appointment or request prayer, contact Robin Hood at or (614) 488-0681 ext. 235.
Submit a prayer request by clicking HERE. Prayer request are held in confidence and unpublished unless requested to be shared with the pastoral care staff by the one submitting the prayer.
Pastoral Care is inter-twined throughout all the programs and the business of the congregation as we explore life together.
Grief Support Group
2nd and 4th Tuesday 7 - 8:15 pm on Zoom. This group provides mutual care and support to those who have experienced the grief of the death of a loved one or other loss in life. The group is facilitated by the Minister of Pastoral Care and a layperson who is a mental health professional.
Spiritual Guidance Ministry provides spiritual direction or guidance to those seeking spiritual companionship in the contemplative life. The ministry connects individuals with clergy and lay spiritual directors who mutually agree to an intentional path of spiritual growth. Contact Rev. Jim Long, the Minister of Pastoral Care, to learn more about the ministry and to suggest a possible spiritual director.