How we care

Riverwood’s Care Department exists to walk with others through difficult situations and seasons of life.


If you would like someone to pray with you over the phone, please feel free to call the church office Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, 330.678.7000. Click here to submit an electronic prayer request.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry partners individuals walking through difficult situations with a Christian who is trained to provide effective, one-to-one Christian care to others. A Stephen Minister will care, pray, encourage, listen, visit faithfully and bring Christ’s love.

Care Team

This team provides encouragement and emotional support through prayer, visits, phone calls, and cards.

Celebrate Recovery

Mondays, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm in Room 102. Not just for addictions but for anyone dealing with hurts or hang-ups.

Meals Team

This team provides meals for individuals and families not in a Life Group who are walking through a difficult time. Meals are provided when there is a birth, surgery, extended illness, or family death.

Funeral Luncheon

This team provides meals for a family following the funeral of a loved one. Our teams include cooking, set-up, and clean-up.

Food Ministry

Organized to supply food and household necessities on a monthly basis to families within Riverwood and in the community who are struggling to meet the basic needs of their home.

Contact Kim Polatas for more information.

Special Events


Grief Support Group for help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend.

Cost is $15 for workbook but scholarships are available.

Thursdays, April 20 - July 20, 2017 in the Gathering Space.

You are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point. Each session is "self-contained," so you do not have to attend in sequence. Register here.