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Care and Assistance

Care and Assistance

Pastoral Care | Pray with a Deek | Healing Prayer

Meals Ministry | Counseling | Group CounselingOther Resources

Pastoral Care

In every person’s life, there are inevitable times of need, whether an acutely difficult situation, an ongoing challenge, or an episode of crisis. As a church family, we are here for each other always, including times of need. Pastoral staff and trained leaders of the church seek to provide care in our church especially during challenging seasons. 

Deacons and deaconesses care for those in our community with practical needs and shapes a culture of care, believing the gospel brings transformation. They offer:

  • Spiritual guidance
  • Prayer
  • Practical guidance and help
  • Financial assistance
  • Prepared meals for new mothers, those who are ill or experiencing bereavement

For pastoral care, prayer or assistance, please fill out a care form or call 917-206-1451.

Care Request Form

In case of emergency, please call 911, your local emergency room or 1-888-NYC WELL (888-692-9355).

Pray With a Deek

You can receive personal prayer from a deacon or deaconess after Sunday services. You do not need to fill out a care request form or call the helpline number; simply come to the stage stairs on your right, where they are waiting to welcome and pray with you.

Healing Prayer

On Communion Sundays, you can request healing prayer (for yourself or a loved one) with an elder after service. Please come to the stage stairs on your right, where you can receive prayer and anointing with oil.

Meals Ministry

The Meals Ministry serves Redeemer East Side congregants who are recovering from illness, injury, or surgery; acclimating to life with a newborn baby; or going through another life-altering event.

Request a Meal

We need volunteers! Learn more or sign up to cook/purchase meals. You’ll be sharing Christ’s love in a practical way and building up our church community.



The vision at Redeemer Counseling Services is to transform people from all walks of life through professional, biblically-based counseling, and to equip others to counsel through the redemptive power of the gospel. They offer a wide variety of services including individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, group counseling, career direction services and workshops.

Consider calling Redeemer Counseling Services at 212-370-0475, ext. 1365 to get started. Counseling fees are handled on a sliding scale and our Mercy or Disaster Relief Funds may be able to offer further assistance for Redeemer congregants if needed.

Get Started with Counseling

Group Counseling

Group counseling is a powerful counseling approach that can be a vital complement to individual counseling and other resources for care. At Redeemer Counseling Services (RCS), Renewal Groups combine gospel-centered, biblical truth with some of the best tools from counseling psychology. Each Renewal Group is made up of six to eight people and a professional counselor focusing on a particular area of healing and growth. The counselor guides the group through regular times of sharing, interaction and learning.

Enroll in a Renewal Group

Other Resources

  • Suffering and tragedy: Resources to help you cope with the sadness and confusion created when you experience loss or injustice.
  • Memorial service inquiries: Request assistance for planning a service to honor a deceased loved one.
  • See our classifieds for housing, employment, items for sale and miscellaneous ads.