Valley Care

Supporting Each Other

We know that life can be joyful and life can be painful. The Valley Care ministry seeks to provide people with hope and support through the redeeming love and transforming power of God - offering preventive as well as responsive care.

Care Services

PASTORAL Counseling

Valley offers short-term crisis and pastoral counseling. We can also refer you to a number of local counselors. Email Mary Swank or call 860.673.6826 x108 to set up an appointment.


To receive visitation for you or a loved one who is home bound, in the hospital, or a nursing home contact the Care office. Anointing or communion can also be arranged. Email Mary Swank or call 860.673.6826 x108. 


If you are underemployed or unemployed and would like to talk to someone about your situation, please contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108. We'd be happy to schedule an appointment with one of our Care Ministry staff. 


Don't wait to take steps if you fear your marriage is in trouble. We'd like to help with tools to turn the tide. Call the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108 to make an appointment.


If you are struggling because of a divorce and would like to talk to someone, call the Care Ministry office at 860.673.6826 x108 to set up an appointment.

Care Groups

 Directory of Care Groups


We all have our personal hurts, habits, and hang-ups. And sometimes they reach a point where they interfere with the life God has designed for us. That’s where Celebrate Recovery comes in.

Churches across the country have used this Christ-centered recovery program to help thousands of people achieve freedom from those hurts, habits, and hang-ups. We will work through 12 steps and eight principles with others who can relate to our experiences.

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday night from 7-9 p.m. We begin with a large group meeting at 7 p.m., followed by break out groups. Everyone is welcome and there is no registration for Celebrate Recovery. If you would like more information about this ministry, contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108.



Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they've ever faced. It's a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you've never faced before. Our new DivorceCare group will meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

The next DivorceCare session begins Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. The group will be meeting at the Simsbury Headquarters (3 Mill Pond Lane, Simsbury). Cost for the workbook is $10. For more information contact Mary Swank.

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If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, it may be difficult for you to feel optimistic about the future. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you've never faced before. GriefShare is a group of people dealing with loss that meets weekly to face these challenges.

The next 13-week GriefShare session begins Monday, February 8 (postponed one week due to weather) at Valley Avon. Cost is $15 (for the workbook). Childcare is not available. Contact Mary Swank if you have questions.



A care group for mothers dealing with the loss of a child. Hearts With Hope meets once a month. For more information, please contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826. 

Community Support Groups offered at Valley


This is an ongoing, drop-in group, meeting on the third Monday of each month, for family members of those with a major mental illness.

No registration is necessary. For more information on the NAMI support groups, visit For more information on this group, contact Janet Brownstein at 860.620.7717.


Healing Prayer Service

Are you suffering from a physical, mental, or emotional condition? Join others in the presence of elders, pastors, and deacons for prayer, anointing and support. All are welcome. Registration is necessary. Contact Mary Swank for more information.

Prayer Group

This group is currently meeting online. They spend time praying through the prayer requests that are submitted each weekend following the services. If you would like to participate in this ministry contact Mary Swank.

Prayer Wall

Praying for others is an important part of caring for one another. If you have a prayer request that you'd like to submit on our Prayer Wall click here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Prayer shawls, gifts from Valley Community Baptist Church, are available for anyone who is experiencing illness, grief or going through a difficult time. If you know someone that you think would like to have a prayer shawl, or if you would like to join this ministry by knitting or crocheting a shawl from home, please contact the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826. Yarn and instructions are provided.

Senior Care

The Sunday morning Senior Community led by Skip Eggimann is not currently meeting due to the Covid-19 crisis. We look forward to being back together soon!

Senior Adult Luncheon - We miss our monthly get together and are hoping to be back in person soon!

Visitation - If a Valley Senior Adult is hospitalized, in a care facility, or homebound, Care ministry would like to know so that a visit can be made. Please contact , or call the Valley Care office at 860.673.6826 x108.

If you have an urgent need for pastoral care on a night, weekend, or holiday, call the church's main phone, 860.673.6826, listen to the phone message and follow the directions for contacting the pastor on call.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911

Upcoming Events


Mary Swank

Administrative Assistant, Valley Adults and Valley Care