Care and Support

Prayer Concerns

If you would like to share a prayer concern, please send an email to our Associate Pastor, Rev. Jo Anderson, including the name of the person concerned and a brief description of specific needs so that our pastors may know how to pray for him or her. Please let us know if you would like your prayer concern shared on our weekly Prayer Concerns e-mail list which is sent to prayer groups within the church. Also please include your contact information if you would like for one of our pastors to contact you directly about your concern.


APC's Diaconate leads us in ministries of sympathy, compassion, service and hospitality. They provide visits to those who are hospitalized and seeking companion care, and the following ministries:
  • Meals to Heal: Our deacons provide frozen homemade meals for those who are recovering or in need.
  • Transportation: Our deacons may be able for transportation to and from church events, worship, and doctor appointments.
  • At Home Communion: Our clergy are available to celebrate the sacrament with those who are unable to participate in worship.
For more information on any of the groups listed above, or about our Diaconate, please contact Rev. Jo Anderson .


CanCare is a network of trained volunteers including cancer survivors, family members of cancer survivors and medical professionals who provide one-on-one, long-term emotional and spiritual support from trained volunteers who have experienced and survived the same cancer diagnosis or who have been caregivers to someone who has.  APC is a covenant partner with CanCare. To learn more about CanCare through APC, contact Lois White.

Divorce Group

For those recovering following a divorce, APC offers a support group staffed by an experienced facilitator. For more information, contact Rev. Jo Anderson.

Elder Care

APC's Elder Care group presents monthly programs and support groups for those facing issues of aging, whether caregiver or care seeker. For more information, contact Rev. Jo Anderson.


The prayer labyrinth is place of prayer and contemplation. All are welcome to visit this special spot located at the rear of APC's property.

Memorial Garden

The garden provides a beautiful outdoor space for small worship gatherings. It is a place of remembrance, prayer and for the interment of ash remains. For more information, contact Dr. Ollie Wagner.

Prayer Group

This small group meets on Wednesdays, either in the church library or at the Prayer Labyrinth, depending on the weather. The group typically meets at 4:15 p.m. The group has two central activities, discussion of a particular book and a time of prayer. For more information contact Paula Warnicke.  To request prayers, please click here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Our active group of knitters, prayerfully creates shawls and more to provide comfort and care to those in need. For more information, contact Rev. Jo Anderson.