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Caregiving Ministries

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Caregiver Interfaith Volunteer Services (CIVS)

Managed by St. John’s Third Age Living, its purpose is to help the elderly to stay in the comfort of their homes as long as possible. Many area churches have a chapter with a coordinator and volunteers. First Presbyterian Church has several volunteers with CIVS. 

Services provided by CIVS include transportation for doctor's visits, grocery shopping, beauty parlor appointments, and funerals. Minor home repair and caregiver relief are also available. Volunteers are screened by St. John's Third Age Living, and there is always a need for willing volunteers. Contact Chris Wheal, First Presbyterian Church Admin. Assistant, for more information at 217.528.4311, ext. 204.


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Adopt a Shut-in 

We invite you to adopt a shut-in to visit and get to know — telephoning, chatting or stopping by for a visit. This is a very important ministry in times of extreme weather. Please contact DCE Jennifer at 217.528.4311, ext. 209, for more information about this year-round program.

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