Care Ministries

College Park Cares…We desire to provide assistance for you in the various situations of life you face… All situations are treated with utmost confidentiality.

Family and Personal Issues – The pastoral staff is prepared to provide pastoral care, a listening ear, and help you process the challenges that may be before you. You can contact the church office at (260) 356-2642, and the pastoral staff at their contact numbers. For emergencies, contact Pastor Paul Hirschy at (260) 224-2216 or e-mail him at  or Pastor Mark Vincenti at (260) 224-2338 or

Refresh is a support group for individuals raising children with special needs – Join us on the second Wednesday of each month in our Family Life Center from 6:30-7:30pm. Registration is encouraged to provide the best possible child care, but not required. For more information or to register contact Cari Neal at

Fresh Hope is a support group for those dealing with mental and emotional challenges and for those who love and care for those dealing these challenges. We have restructured our support group to further meet the needs of those attending.
Introducing Fresh Hope 2.0
Two different groups will meet that evening. One will be Transformed Minds (for those dealing with mental and emotional challenges) and the other is Transformed Families (for those who love and care for those dealing with these challenges). Transformed Groups are designed to provide a supportive environment to help individuals hold one another up, but primarily to give each person practical skills and tools to understand how to move ahead with their lives, as well as supporting and caring for those they love. The groups will meet in the winter/spring for 7 sessions (meeting every other week), and they will meet for 8 sessions in the fall. If you can’t attend every session, do not let that stop you from participating when you can! For more information, contact Vickie Gayed at (260) 224-1531.

GriefShare is help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. GriefShare is a support group that meets weekly for 13 weeks. You’ll find it to be a warm caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” on your long journey through grief. Sessions will run from April 3 through June 26, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm. To register or for more information,  contact Pat Brown (260-224-1840 or email

Hospital Ministry – Contact Pastor Paul Hirschy (260-224-2216) or the church office (260-356-2642).

The Prayer Team prays regularly for various needs in our congregation and community on a confidential basis. To receive prayer, you may call Grace Ann Lockwood at (260) 358-9022 or e-mail her at

Emergency Financial Needs – Sometimes we can find ourselves in crisis situations, and need some financial assistance to help us get through those circumstances. For further information, contact Gil Shideler at (260) 356-7837.

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry to people who are in challenging times. Please contact Vickie Gayed at (260) 356-2642.

Nursing Home and Shut In Ministry – Please contact Pastor Paul Hirschy at (260) 224-2216 or e-mail him at

Grace & Truth Counseling is the full-service professional Christian counseling ministry of College Park Church.  Dr. Jerry Davis, Mrs. Annalee Rawley, Mrs. Abbie Grandlienard, and Mrs. Mary Clark provide individual, couple, group, and family counseling.  We are equipped to respond to a variety of mental health needs including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, grief, personality and relational issues. Our goal is to provide each client a safe, confidential, and secure environment that includes both grace and truth along with deep understanding and direction. Contact Deb Swihart at (260) 356-2642 extension 201 for scheduling and information.



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Care Ministry Opportunity

Care Ministry Opportunity Stephen Ministers bring distinctively Christian care to those in need. They use both words and deeds to express Christ’s care for others—listening and comforting, calling on the training they have received and employing the tools of faith. If this description fits your personal goals for one-on-one ministry, consider becoming a Stephen Minister. For more information, contact Darlene Shideler …

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Fresh Hope’s next meeting is April 7

Fresh Hope’s next meeting is April 7 from 6:30-8pm. You can pick up schedules and topics on Welcome Center. Childcare will be provided if needed. Please contact Vickie Gayed at 260-224-1531 if you need childcare. Two different groups will meet. One will be Transformed Minds (for those dealing with mental and emotional challenges) and the other is Transformed …

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Homebound Members

College Park has several members that live at home, in care facilities, or assisted living facilities that can no longer attend or not always able to come to church activities.  A list of these individuals or couples is available at the Welcome Center, providing information so the church body has the opportunity to reach out to …

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