Congregational Care

Blood Pressure Checks

Every first, second, and fourth Sunday of the month from 10:45-11:15 am
Every third, and fifth Sunday of the month from 9:15-9:45 am

Location: the History Room

Lay Parish Visitors

Lay Parish Visitors (LPVs) are church members who make a monthly contact (visit, phone call, or card) with assigned persons who tend to be homebound or not otherwise able to fully participate in church activities. LPVs meet monthly for mutual support.

Contact: Julie Hellman

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Volunteers meet weekly on Tuesday afternoons to knit or crochet shawls, blankets, and lap robes. Knitting and crocheting is mostly done in fellowship with other RPC members, but individuals may bring finished items to the group. After a prayer by name, a prayer shawl is delivered to those recently sick or in surgery. RPC members may request that one be delivered.

Contact: Carol Sears

Prayers & Squares - Chapter 249

RPC's Prayers and Squares, the prayer quilt ministry, offers a prayer quilt that has ribbons that are tied with knots as prayers are said for the recipient. Prayer Quilts are given to those who have physical, emotional, or spiritual needs for prayer. The purpose of the Prayer Quilt Ministry is not to make and distribute quilts, but to promote prayer through the use of quilts. The quilt is simply the prayer carrier.

Prayers and Squares can also provide prayer squares in situations where a prayer quilt has not been requested, but a person is in need of prayer. We offer "Military Prayer Squares" which are small enough for active-duty personnel to carry in their helmets or inside their shirts.

Prayer quilts are given freely to anyone who stands in special need of prayer... the only requirements are the person agrees to receive a quilt and gives us their prayer requests.

Volunteers meet weekly on Mondays to quilt prayer quilts - quilting is done in fellowship but also can be done individually. 

If you would like to request a prayer quilt or prayer square for yourself, a family member, friend, neighbor, work colleague, or anyone (just be sure the recipient is a willing one), please contact Karen Wright or fill out the online form.

Contact: Karen Wright

Rev. Mary Cox presenting Pam Nunez with a prayer quilt from RPC's Prayers & Squares ministry during the 2018 Guatemala Mission Experience.

Rev. Mary Cox presenting Pam Nunez with a prayer quilt from RPC's Prayers & Squares ministry during the 2018 Guatemala Mission Experience.

Compassion Points

A compassionate ministry to connect RPC members with points redeemable for airline travel and/or hotel nights with RPC members traveling for medical reasons.

Share your airline and hotel reward points with RPC members in need of assistance traveling for medical tests.

To register your willingness to help, fill out the online form below or email Katherine Duley* You will not be contacted unless there is a need. Confidentiality will be respected as requested by each party.

RPC members that need to travel out of town for medical reasons (doctor visits, treatments, operations, etc.) need to contact one of RPC's pastoral staff to discuss their need.

Transportation Ministry

Coordinator: Jean Weber

One of the goals of the Transportation Ministry is for members of RPC, who are already coming to church on Sunday, to provide rides for people to attend worship who cannot drive themselves.

Volunteers are needed as Sunday Worship drivers.

Please fill out the online form below to be on a Transportation Team to either bring a person to a worship service, to take a person home from that same worship service, or to drive the person both ways.
**This would be a once a month commitment.

RPC members that need transportation to one of RPC's Sunday worship services, need to contact one of RPC's pastoral staff to discuss their need.

Flower Power Ministry

Volunteers needed to serve on Mondays. Arrangers break down the Sanctuary and Narthex flowers and make individual small arrangements. These arrangements are taken by the deliverers to members who are listed on the Prayer Concerns list. Consider doing this with a friend and enjoying fellowship.

Contact: Janey Cantwell, 678-867-2376

Funeral Guild

Volunteers prepare and deliver food (cookies, sandwiches, brownies, punch, etc.) needed for each funeral reception at RPC, and/or help to host (prepare punch, plate food, clean up) receptions in the Narthex - often on short notice - to meet the needs of an RPC family.

Contact: Heather Bartenfeld

Food for the Soul

An online meal calendar for a specific RPC member following surgery or a short-term pastoral need - this is for evening meals for members of the family. Volunteers must be able to deliver meals to the home. A coordinator touches base with the family to check for allergies and determine number of meals per week.

Contact: Canita Allen-Flint

Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Each Thursday at 9:15 a.m. in the RPC Library, members meet to pray for those who request prayers on the Intercessory Prayer Card in the pew racks. They also pray for those on the daily Prayer Concerns list. Anyone can request prayers confidentially via email at

Contact: Claudia Walker

Prayer Concerns List

Do you have a prayer request or would you like to know the concerns of your faith family?
On a daily basis, we email the Prayer Concerns of those wishing prayers for themselves or a loved one. This is a list of members in hospitals, rehabilitation, or at home. Births, deaths, and marriages are also listed. General prayer concerns and prayers for those experiencing employment transition, serving in the military, and in personal care settings are included as well.

Permission of the person to be prayed for is required.

If you would like to receive the Prayer Concerns List, please contact Anita Wyatt in the Church Office, 770-649-4526.
If you would like to submit a prayer request, please contact any of RPC's Pastoral Staff or you can make your request confidentially via email at

Blood Pressure Checks

Volunteers provide blood pressure checks in the History Room on Sunday mornings at various scheduled times.
Volunteers must be an RN, Nurse Practitioner, or have a medical license for blood pressure checks.

Contact: Ted Seaman

Blood Drive

Blood Drives are held twice a year. Watch for announcements in the bulletin.

To help, first be a blood donor on the Sunday a blood drive is scheduled in Alderman Hall. Or, help the RPC Coordinator sign-in donors, host the American Red Cross staff, and set-up/clean-up for the blood drive.

Contact: Allie McCubrey

Military Ministry

Members of RPC that are military veterans and members that are supportive of veterans meet to support the Wreaths Across America ceremony each December, attend local Memorial Day activities, and other fellowship outings as planned.

Contact: Bob Gonor

RPC HandyTeam

RPC members who enjoy doing simple projects for members of our congregation, who for a variety of reasons, aren't quite up to doing the simple project for themselves.

Typical projects include: changing hard-to-reach lightbulbs, unclogging sink drains, checking and changing furnace filters, and other minor tasks.

You can ask for a hand or volunteer to be part of the HandyTeam and give a hand.

Contact: Bill Silzle