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 13- week session begins September 13 at 7 p.m. at Valley Simsbury. The cost, which includes a workbook, is $10. For more information contact Mary Swank.

Register for DivorceCare
Faithful Hands:

Faithful Hands is a group of men that serves single mothers, widows, or any other person needing help by providing practical handyman services. Would you like to receive handyman assistance from one of our Faithful Hand Care Teams? Please contact us in the Care Ministry office at 860.673.6826 or email Mary Swank,

Would you like to serve as a part of the Faithful Hands Team? Please contact us to find out more information and to complete our screening process.


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.

Our next, 13-week session begins Monday, September 13 at Valley Avon. The cost, which includes a workbook, is $15.

Register Here for GriefShare

Have you lost your spouse or know someone who has?

Life has changed forever. The daily emotions and challenges can sometimes seem to hard to bear. Find help at our Loss of a Spouse Seminar.

Join us on Sunday, August 29, from 3-5 p.m. at Valley Avon in Room 206. The cost is $5. Light refreshments will be served.

REGISTER HERE for the seminar


A care group for mothers dealing with the loss of a child. Hearts With Hope meets on the second Thursday of each month beginning September 9 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 206 at Valley Avon. 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 meets in-person, in the Library at Valley Avon.

Senior Adult Gathering - Join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month for our Senior Adult Luncheons.  Please call Mary to RSVP 860.673.6826.

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