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Care/Prayer Ministries


Prayer Request and Visits

     Do you have a prayer request? You can call the Care Department at 352-571-4665 or submit your request online by clicking the button below. We can visit you in the hospital! Please let us know by calling the Care Department when you, a relative, or a friend is in a local hospital. We will schedule a visit from one of our pastoral team and or community care ministers. It is important for us to follow up when a member of our community needs us to come alongside them. In case of a death or hospitalization of a loved one, or if you are going through a difficult time, let us know. A Congregational Care Minister or Stephen Minister can support you through this time.


     We want to connect with you and help you find your place here at Lake Deaton.  We want you to find a place to grow and serve within our community and this all starts with forming connections.  


Class Room 1

You are invited to come pray in our prayer room, at your convenience, any time our office doors are open. The prayer room is located in Class Room 1 - down the hallway past the Sobremesa Cafe.



There are two ways individuals can receive prayers in time of need for illness, grief, or just for general comfort.

Since 2016: Over 190 prayer quilts given

Since 2020: Over 300 prayer shawls given

Does the recipient need to give consent to receive a quilt?

  • Quilts: Yes. Their name will be published in Lake Deaton's Weekly email, which goes out every Thursday at 4pm to all subscribed members.

  • Shawls: No consent is needed.

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You can complete the on line request form by clicking the button below. Once the request is submitted, an appropriate quilt will be selected. The quilt will be hung in the Narthex or near the altar for the congregation to pray and tie a knot for the recipient. Click the button to request a prayer quilt:

Shawls & Small-Size Lap Blankets

Shawls and lap blankets are always available on the rack in the narthex when the church is open. Shawls are prayed over while they are being knit or crocheted. Complete the yellow information card that is attached to the shawl and drop it in the basket provided, or turn in at the office.

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers are specially trained lay people in our congregation who provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to those who are facing a crisis or going through difficult times, such as loss of a loved one, chronic or terminal illness, or other life challenges. Stephen Ministers meet with their care receivers on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, and provide emotional and spiritual support. The caring relationship lasts as long as the need for care exists. If you, or someone you care about, is going through a difficult time, please call the care office to find out how you can connect with a Stephen Minister.

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Congregational Care Ministers

Lay volunteers who have been specifically trained and commissioned to serve alongside our pastors and staff in meeting the care needs of our community. These ministers serve through making hospital visits, praying, and providing one-one-one encouragement. For more information call the church office at 352-571-4665.

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