Caring Ministries

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.” -1 Peter 4: 10-11


Caring Ministries is our way of living out our mission to serve, as stated in our Mission Statement, Love God, Love Others, Serve. Through our service, we show our love and care for those around us in the community and the world. The work that we do is rooted in our love for Jesus Christ. We do this through offering fellowship opportunities with the weekly coffee hour for Sunday service, and church wide luncheons and seasonal events. We participate in outreach projects and support the local community through activities for school children and veterans, support of local food banks, and other local community organizations. In our mission to reach those in need worldwide, we support the United Methodist Committee On Relief.

Please consider getting involved with any of the following ministries:
-Volunteer on the Caring Ministry Team
-Coffee Hour set up
-Knitting for the Prayer Shawl Ministry
-Help prepare a dinner for Parkesburg Point children
-Donate food for the food bank
-Deliver donated food to a local food bank
-Volunteer at Camp Innabah for special events
-Provide a dish for a fellowship luncheon
-Help with set up and breakdown of special events at Exton UMC
-Volunteer at Great Beginnings Preschool events as needed
Contact the Caring Ministry at


The first and greatest prayer you can pray is the prayer of salvation – to fully turn your life over to Jesus. This is the foundational element on which you can build everything else in your life. If you haven’t accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, you can do that right now. Just open your heart to him and pray to him, inviting him into every piece of your life and giving your life over to him. If you have now just taken that first step of salvation, we pray for you as you are welcomed with open arms into God’s family!

The original set of guidelines for how to pray were offered by Jesus Himself as described in the New Testament books Matthew and Luke in the form of what we know as the Lord’s Prayer. The “easy to remember” guidelines created and described later below use the lessons originally taught by Jesus.

The Lord’s Prayer is shared by Jesus in Matthew 6: 9-13 (Link to NIV scripture) as part of the Sermon on the Mount and in Luke 11: 1-34 (Link to NIV Scripture) in response to a request from one of his disciples who said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John the Baptist taught his disciples.” The first three of the seven petitions in Matthew address God; the other four are related to human needs and concerns. A doxology is added to the end of the prayer: “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever, Amen.”

We recognize that prayer may not always feel comfortable and that you may need some guidelines to help you if you are just starting your journey with prayer. Below we have listed some starting guidelines using the Lord’s Prayer and other prayer formats you can use. We recommend starting with these and also doing your own research using books and online. Some people prefer to keep their prayers as verbal prayers and some people also like to keep a Prayer Journal of things they want to pray about and how God answered their prayers. If you are in need of a journal to start your prayer journey, please contact us through our contact page and let us know! We would be more than happy to provide you with one!