Care & Prayer

Welcome to Black Rock Cares, serving the families of our church and Fairfield County through practical acts of kindness that focus on the emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of people. We seek to live out God's love so that others will come to know Jesus and grow as Christ-followers. Through counseling, financial assistance, prayer, and other forms of support, Black Rock Cares shows active love to those who are struggling with the hardships of life. At Black Rock, we care about you! Your need is our priority!


Need prayer? We have many people available to pray with you. Email , or call 203-255-3401 ext. 100 and leave a message. Someone from our prayer team will call and pray with you over the phone.

Have a request? Black Rock Church family members who need assistance should email . If you know of a need that the church may be able to help within the greater community, please email us at .


Caring for the Entire Family

Black Rock Cares works closely with our ministry teams to help ensure that each person receives exceptional care. We’re devoted to caring for the young, and not-so-young, with ongoing and seasonal resources designed to serve families with small children, our senior adults and everyone in between!

Community Group Care

One of the best ways to give and receive care is through Community Groups – small groups that meet weekly to help people build trusting relationships, grow as Christ-followers, and learn to care. For information about our Community Life opportunities, please visit Take a Step into Community.

Living Free Groups

Are you facing challenges that hold you back in your relationship with God and others? While it takes courage to admit that we are struggling, help is here when we’re ready to take a bold step forward. If you, or someone you know in the Black Rock family, are dealing with the effects of abuse and trauma, anger, anxiety or fear, chemical or other dependencies, divorce, grief or other issues, Black Rock’s Living Free Groups provide a safe place where you can find healing, hope, and support.

For confidential help getting connected to a group, email  . 

Find out more


Counseling

Professional Christian Counseling – For information about expert counseling aimed at psychological and spiritual healing, please click here.

Financial Counseling – We have trained personnel ready to help you set up a budget and manage your finances responsibly using biblical principles. We are also available to assist those needing credit and debt counseling using the services of expert financial advisers. Contact for additional information.

Prayer

The Bible teaches that the prayers of a righteous person (anyone made right with God through Jesus Christ) are powerful, and have wonderful results (James 5:16). At Black Rock, effective care and prayer go hand-in-hand. Our guests and church family alike can receive prayer for their needs by emailing a request to our online prayer form. To learn more about Black Rock's prayer process, please email .

The Care Leadership Team (deacons/deaconesses) - This team is meeting via video conferencing until further notice.

Weekly Prayer Opportunities: 

  • Sundays at 8:30 am
  • Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
  • ON-SITE AT BRC: Wednesdays Praying Boldly Meetings
    • 6:00 pm - Traditional Worship & Prayer in Starting Point 1
    • 7:00 pm - Contemporary Worship & Prayer in the Gathering Room
  • Connecticut Prays - 24 hours of prayer for our state, region, and country on the 1st Monday of each month
    • Sign up here
    • Then on the 1st Monday, during the time you signed up for, prayer wherever you are.

Weekly Prayer List 
If you would like to receive our weekly published prayer list, please email .

Here to Serve You!

Listed below are a few of the ways that Black Rock's Cares can help during your times of need:

  • Calling & Visiting Teams – Telephone contacts and visits (Bible reading, prayer, etc.) with the hospitalized, homebound or those in rehabilitation and retirement centers
  • Cards Team – Personalized encouragement cards for the grieving, ill or otherwise in need and for those celebrating births, graduations, and other important life events
  • Family & Individual Counseling – Pastoral & specialized counseling aimed at psychological and spiritual healing
  • Financial Counseling – Budgeting, credit & debt counseling that is Biblically & fiscally sound
  • Funeral Receptions – A complimentary, light meal following funerals or memorial services
  • Meals – Full meals delivered to those who are recovering from serious illness, surgery or otherwise in need of encouragement
  • Military & Student Support – Useful items mailed to those in the military, homemade treats sent with encouraging notes to our students
  • Seasonal Gifts – Helping families in need celebrate the joys of Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving by providing food, gift cards, and grants
  • Transportation to healthcare-related appointments and church services

If you have questions or need to get in touch with Black Rock Cares, call our Care Office at 203.255.3401 ext. 102, or email .

Care Resources

~Black Rock Cares Application
~Black Rock Cares Financial Assistance Questionnaire
~Budgeting & Other Financial Resources 
~Counseling Referral Resources
~Help Caring for a Senior Adult
~Help Recovering from a Divorce 
~Help Recovering from Grief