Care Ministry

Care Ministries show the love of Jesus by serving the needs of those in our community who are suffering from the challenges of the broken world in which we live. It is our desire to offer care in ways that touch hurting lives, to encourage them in love to deepen their relationship with God and others. Please email us with any questions; we're here for you.

Support Groups

We want to connect you to people that can come alongside you, support you, and comfort you during some of life’s most trying obstacles. We offer support groups for:

Cancer & Cancer Care (Double Hope)

Double Hope encourages and supports those affected by cancer, helping to navigate their paths with hope and strength from a faith-based perspective. We welcome cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. If you know anyone preparing for or going through cancer treatment, please invite him or her to attend. We have two meetings each month: the 2nd Monday from 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the 2nd Tuesday from 7 – 8 p.m. We will be meeting via Zoom until it is safe for those with a compromised immune system to gather in person again.  Please contact Wendy Terry to learn more and/or to join!

Financial Management (Financial Peace University)

If you want real and lasting financial peace in your life, Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is for you! Through his highly motivating and humorous presentations based on Biblical principles and practical methods, Dave will teach you how to successfully manage your finances. FPU is for everyone – young adults, married or single adults, seniors and teens, regardless of whether you are financially secure, just starting out or financially distressed. Please contact Mike Winter for more information on the class.

Grief Share

GriefShare is a 13-week seminar and support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. The time together consists of a video seminar, support group and workbook. Here you'll find a safe place to heal from your loss with others who understand what you are going through. We are currently meeting on Zoom on Wednesday mornings from 10 to noon through May 5th. The only cost is $15 for the workbook. Go to GriefShare.org to view a brief video and register.  For more information, please call Sandy McCoy at 484-868-4740 or email her. You may join at any time during the 13-week period.

Celebrate Recovery

It's been said that the church is not a museum of saints but a hospital for sinners. Celebrate Recovery serves as the emergency room for anyone struggling with hurts, hang-ups and habits that hinder their relationships with God, others and themselves. We have all developed coping mechanisms to deal with brokenness; some are deceptive like codependency, control, overspending or self-righteousness, while others are more unambiguous like chemical dependence or a gambling addiction. Whatever it may be, Celebrate Recovery welcomes you to a safe place to find community and freedom. Please join us Wednesdays—beginning on April 28th—at 5:30 p.m. in the sanctuary (there is no child care at this time) for a Christ-centered 12-step program based on the beatitudes so that you can experience life to the full—just as our good shepherd Jesus promised. Contact the CR team for further details and any questions, and view this compelling introductory video.

DivorceCare

This support group is for those going through the process of separation & divorce. Our next session begins on September 20th and continues for 13 consecutive weeks (continuing sessions begin every April and September). For more information, call Darlene Comeau at 215-704-2691 or email her. The only cost is $15 for the workbook and you may join anytime during the 13-week period. Click here for a heartfelt and astute poem by Frank Comeau. Click here to register.

Sexual Addiction / Pornography

This group is hosted off-site and is entirely anonymous. If you would like information on getting involved with one of these groups, please email our Care Center.

Stephen Ministry

"We are the caregivers and Jesus is the cure-giver.” Stephen Ministry at COS exists to provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and community experiencing life's difficulties. Our Stephen Ministers are trained, supported and supervised to hold onto hope and faith when life makes hard turns, to fill in the gap when the everyday “stuff” of life shakes your faith. If you are experiencing one of life’s many transitions (job loss, new baby, moving, beginning college, becoming an empty nester, loss of a spouse, divorce, new job, illness, newly married et al.) and would like to be paired with a Stephen Minister (or are interested in becoming a Stephen Minister yourself), please contact stephenministry@coswayne.org.

Counseling

We would love to connect you to a local Christian counselor to help you talk through tough times. Contact the Care Center so that we can put you in touch with available counselors.  

Meals Ministry 

We want to be a blessing to those in a time of need! If you know someone who could benefit from a home-cooked meal during a time of hardship or adjustment, or need help in the organization of meals for someone in your class or group, please contact us. This ministry is available to those inside and outside of Church of the Saviour 

Love-in-Action

Church of the Saviour's Love-in-Action Ministry is funded by the generous gifts of the congregation. As servants and administrators of this ministry, deacons and deaconesses seek to show God’s love by assisting members and attenders at Church of the Saviour by providing practical help, short-term financial support and connections to various Christian and/or community resources. Members of the board are mature men and women dedicated to the principles of the New Testament establishment of deacons. Contact with the Love-in-Action board should be made by calling the compassion line on 610.688.6338 ext.240, which is monitored daily by a deacon or deaconess.  Please leave your name and number and your call will be returned promptly. 

Visitation

Do you know someone who needs encouragement, comfort or a sense of belonging? Someone to be reminded that he or she isn't forgotten? Someone who might be feeling lonely? Our goal through visitation is to regularly check on and encourage our members who are unable to be a regular part of the corporate worship service. If you know someone who could benefit from a personal call, handwritten card or in-home visit, please contact Betsy King.