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HOW TO RECEIVE CARE AT ECRC

Who do I contact if I need care?

Please reach out with needs—big or small, life-changing or simply nagging. The Care Department can’t promise to fix your troubles, but we can pray for or with you and offer listening, nonjudgmental ears and open hearts and minds—and, of course, see how else we can help.

Here’s how we can help.
During the week (M-Th, 8:30-4:30; F, 8:30-12:30), call the Church Office at 630.600.5100 or Caryn Rivadeneira, Acting Director of Care, at 630.600.5025 or email Caryn at caryn.rivadeneira@elmhurstcrc.org

After hours or on weekends:
Caryn Rivadeneira, Acting Director of Care: 630.600.5025
caryn.rivadeneira@elmhurstcrc.org

Bert DeJong, Pastor Emeritus and Congregational Care Associate: 630.600.5041
bert.dejong@elmhurstcrc.org

Gregg DeMey, Lead Pastor: 630.600.5030
gregg.demey@elmhurstcrc.org

Laura Boot, Congregational Care Associate
laura.boot@elmhurstcrc.org

If you need prayer, consider:

  • Prayer teams: available after every Sunday morning service
  • Prayer Chain: Requests can be sent to prayer@elmhurstcrc.org. We reserve the right to edit the requests for privacy. The chain is sent to several hundred congregants and we cannot promise confidentiality.
  • Prayer Triads: We have groups of three people and staff willing to pray for you in total confidence. To share your prayer request with a Prayer Triad, email Caryn Rivadeneira at caryn.rivadeneira@elmhurstcrc.org
  • Small Group or Ministry Team Leader: Don’t be shy asking people you serve with for prayer.
  • In-person Prayer: A member of the Care Team would be happy to pray with you. Feel free to call or stop by the offices.

The Care Department has offered care in hands-on ways such as hospital or rehab center visits during extended stays, funeral or wake attendance, prayer support, deacon referral for financial needs, pastoral counseling, or coffee and conversation. Please let us know your care needs. Remember: we can’t help if we don’t know!

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I NEED CARE?