About Pastoral Care

Jesus said, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another just as I have loved you.” (John 13:34)  At PEPC, we are committed to reaching out and serving others with the love of Jesus. We do this through the various Care Ministries, which are Biblically based and facilitated by members of our congregation. These services are available to anyone in need of love and support. Our Associate Pastor Gary McCusker works under the umbrella of Pastoral Care. If you have any questions, email Gary at [email protected].

Covid Assistance


As the events surrounding this pandemic unfold, it is understandable that you might begin to feel increased stress, fear, isolation and anxiety. Please know we are here to help! Counseling is available. Just because we can’t meet in person does not mean we can’t listen and give you the support you need. If you find yourself or someone you love really struggling mentally during all this, please call the office at 303-841-2125 or email us at [email protected].  You information will be kept confidential.

Deacon Fund

Have you lost your job, been laid off or struggling to make ends meet during all of this? We might be able to help. Please email us at [email protected].

Needing help with food?

There are two amazing resources here in Parker that provide groceries and other items to those going through difficult times.

  • Parker SECOR

Website: www.secorcares.com

  • Parker Task Force

Website: www.parkertaskforce.org

Do you know someone who needs help during this? Groceries? Counseling? Errands ran? Prayer requests(s)? Please let us know, email us at  [email protected].

Care Ministries


(With Him Overcoming Obstacles Together) – Do you live with chronic illness or pain? Come and be encouraged by others who understand. Meetings are held the 2nd Sunday of each month. Contact us [email protected].

Stephen Ministry

Do you need someone to walk with you in your struggles and challenges? Stephen Ministers are members (and friends) of our   congregation, who have been trained to listen, care, encourage and provide emotional and spiritual support to people facing a crisis or going through tough times. The care you’ll receive is Biblical, confidential, free and very helpful. Email [email protected].


Facilitated by our PEPC Stephen Ministries Team
DivorceCare is a 13-week Christ-centered support group for anyone going through separation and divorce. You will be encouraged by people who have gone through divorce and understand what you are going through. Small fee for materials. Find help, hope and  healing by joining our next DivorceCare group. For more information email [email protected]

Grief Share

Grief Share is a special 13-week seminar and support group for people who are grieving the death of a loved one or other types of losses.  You will join others who understand what you are experiencing and learn valuable information about recovering from your losses and renewing hope for the future. Small fee for materials. Groups meet in the fall and spring. For more information, contact [email protected] or visit the Grief Share web site.

Hopeful Hearts

A ministry to help women within our community who attend church without their husbands. This is a support group offering encouragement, prayer, study and fellowship. For more information, contact Judy Grimes at  303-523-5290 or Paula Tochen-Bell at 303-840-8593.

Hearts in Heaven

Hearts in Heaven is a special ministry of love and support for women who have lost their spouse. The ministry is still being developed.
“Religion that God accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphan and widows in their distress”. (James 1:27)
Call Anita: 719-339-1500 for more information.

Mental Health Care Team

The ministry is to support and encourage people to understand and navigate mental illness and reduce the stigma of getting help, whole being support for questions and resources from a biblically sound framework. PEPC is partnering with My Quiet Cave as one resource. Email [email protected] for more information.

My Quiet Cave Website


CarePortal is an online platform, working together with Child and Family Services. As needs of hurting children and families in the community are discovered, CarePortal make local churches aware, giving them an opportunity to respond. For more information, go to careportal.org or contact [email protected] 303-841-2125

Meals Ministry

When going through crisis or challenging times, preparing meals can be a real burden.  Let us help by providing warm, comforting meals for you and your family during this time. Please email Fran at  [email protected] or call the front office at 303-841-2125.

Military Care Ministry

Many of our friends and families have loved ones serving in the military, and this can be a very challenging and emotionally draining time for everyone.  Our vision is to encourage and support those who serve. This group of women and men meets monthly to pack boxes to be sent to those both overseas and stateside. We rely on the generosity of others for help in providing items and donations for postage.  For more information, contact [email protected].  See items requested below:


Toothbrush for Children and adults
Nail file/clippers
Foot powder
Skin lotion
First aid items – Band aids, salve

Candy (no chocolate)
Red licorice
Beef jerky
Crackers- cracker & cheese, peanut butter & crackers
Swedish fish
Fruit roll-ups
Trail mix

Puzzle books
Magazines (appropriate)
Books (no hard cover)
Sudoku books
Playing cards, games
Heat wraps for sore muscles

Additional Resources

They have seven different walk-in in centers for immediate in-person support, information and referrals. All of these confidential services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
1-844-493-TALK(8255) or text “TALK” to 38255

NAMI started as a small group of families gathered around a kitchen table in 1979 and has blossomed into the nation’s leading voice on mental health. Today, we are an alliance of more than 600 local Affiliates and 48 State Organizations who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education that was not previously available to those in need.
800-950-NAMI or Text “NAMI” to 741741

We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.