Caring Ministry

There is an unpredictability to life, glorious mountain peaks and ominous valleys through which we pass. WCC provides a safe, supportive place to share your journey. Our caring ministry is there to listen, to comfort, to lend a hand, to counsel and help make sense of life’s challenging circumstances.

We’ll visit you wherever you find yourself and help you connect with God in ways that move you beyond life’s trials and tribulations into a deeper, more meaningful spiritual relationship with the Lord. Our ministers are always available to visit and offer healing prayers, so please let the church office know if you or someone you love is facing illness, surgery or hospitalization. The ministers respect and support your healing wishes and all pastoral information is confidential.

Caring Ministry is the heart of the church’s ministries and touches upon all age groups through all aspects of church life.  Caring Ministry is a “whole church” ministry.


Stephen Ministry is comprised of a trained group of parishioners who assist ministers with visitations, compassionate pastoral care and support.  Our Stephen Ministry multiplies the Caring Ministry at WCC by training and supervising church members in quality Christian care giving.  Do you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and listening?  If so, please prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister.  Wilton Congregational Church trains a new class of Stephen Ministers once a year.  Stephen Ministers provide emotional and spiritual support and care to people who are going through a difficult time, such as divorce, grief, hospitalization, unemployment, terminal illness, relocation, chronic illness, or loneliness. To find out more about becoming a Stephen Minister or how you or someone you know could be matched with a Stephen Minister, talk with one of our Stephen Ministry Leaders.


Members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry meet regularly to knit shawls for those hospitalized, facing surgery, ill, or in need of warm, comforting support.

WCC serves all wanting to incorporate spirituality into their daily lives—not just in times of loss or challenge. As God’s children and a church family, we live from the biblical wisdom, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.”