The Care and Compassion Ministry is composed of a diverse group of lay participants of the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto. The team serves as companions for attendees of First Pres on their faith journeys, offering visitation, listening, compassion, care, camaraderie, and loving support as fellow Christians in community. This ministry enriches both the lives of those served and those providing the service.
Our pastors play supporting and complementary roles to this team, reaching out to our full community, and, in particular, to those under the care of this ministry.
The Care and Compassion Ministry maintains two closets of medical equipment you can borrow, with everything from wheelchairs and shower seats to a portable intercom system. If you or a family member has a need for any of these items, please contact Kathy Merkle-Raymond or Margaret Ann Fidler.