All Christians are called to care for one another in daily living, sharing joys and sorrows.  The church offers care to people in the special needs and crises of their lives through prayer, visits, and other acts that express love and support for those who are sick and their households.

When death comes, the church seeks to offer the ministry of presence, of shared loss and pain, of faith and hope in the power of the resurrection, and of ordinary acts of care and love.  The church continues special pastoral care during the times of grief and adjustment.

In addition, the church can recommend supplemental resources on hospice, palliative care, counseling, and group support.