At Northridge we’ve had a Community Care Ministry team in place since the spring of 2013, under the leadership of Dianne Mayes and a team of trained volunteers. The purpose of the ministry is to express the love of Jesus in practical meaningful ways, by reaching out to the lonely and hurting. This ministry exists to provide spiritual and social ministry to the needy in the name of Jesus Christ and to be a transforming influence in the community.

The Community Care Ministry (CCM) is an expression of love, giving a divine touch with a human hand, often and aptly called the “ministry of presence.” It’s a practical calling that gives you an opportunity to put your faith into action. We are often granted access to institutions, private homes, hospitals and various other places where there are people who are lonely, forgotten and deprived of meaningful human contact.

Our team works alongside our pastors, Brian and Glenda Bishop, who offer worship services in several of the retirement residences in Newmarket and Aurora. Three team members provide services in three local Long Term Care Facilities. Other members reach out to a few of the residents in care facilities, meeting social or spiritual needs on a regular basis. For members of our congregation, those who have a passion for supporting the elderly in our community, this is a perfect ministry to serve in Jesus’ name.