Nursing home worship - Institutional Care Ministries

Institutional Care Ministries

Worship leaders from area churches volunteer to provide a brief worship service in many area nursing homes and personal care homes in our county for the elderly, disabled and recuperating; as well as three services in the county prison each week. Both clergy and active lay persons within area churches provide the leadership for these 850+ services each year. Clergy lead the services in the County Prison.

How Can You Help?

Additional Worship leaders are needed for all venues. (We would like to provide weekly services to all personal care homes rather than monthly, but do not have enough volunteers) Pianists are needed for many of these services. Volunteer to visit shut-ins through your congregation’s ministry or through a nursing home’s activities department. Many people in nursing homes seldom have visitors. Volunteers for the Lycoming County prison – Clergy can volunteer through us to lead Worship. Laity need to work through Yokefellowship at 570-326-6868 to do ministry in the county and state prisons here in our area.

There is a visitation program you can become involved with for the federal prison at

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