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One of the ways we share God’s love is through care for one another within the church family. As scripture says, we “rejoice with those who rejoice and mourn with those who mourn.”

If you need help, or if you can give help with any of our care ministries, please contact Pastor Dawn Mayes or the church office at (941) 474-9579.

Pastoral Care

If you are hospitalized or dealing with an illness or challenging circumstance, please call the church office. Our Pastor and Director of Congregational Care are available to visit and pray with you. They visit those who are homebound, sick, hospitalized, lonely, living in care facilities or those who just need a friendly visitor. Pastoral care needs are kept in confidence and will not be shared without your permission. Help us provide pastoral care to you and your family by letting us know of your needs.

Pastor Dawn Mayes
Call (941) 474-9579 or Email Dawn

In need of help?

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are committed Christians who are specially trained to provide confidential one-on-one Christian caring for those who are grieving, lonely, divorced, have lost a job and more. For more information, contact Pastor Dawn Mayes.

Deacon's Ministry

Our Deacons are responsible for ministries of care and compassion, including to those who are in the hospital, care facilities and homebound. Our Deacons have a transportation ministry for those needing a ride to church or doctor appointments. Medical equipment is available to loan out, such as walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs and more, and can be delivered if necessary.

Give Help

An important part of our Presbyterian theology is that God calls us for service, as well as salvation. At CPC we believe that as our faith deepens, our desire to serve one another and our community strengthens.

Home Communion Ministry

On the first Sunday of each month, church officers, either active or inactive, go out in pairs to serve home communion to our members who are not able to come to worship due to illness or life circumstance. You may choose when and how frequently you want to serve, and you will be trained for this ministry.

Visitation Ministry

Do you have gifts of compassion and encouragement? Are you a good listener? God may be calling you to be part of our Visitation Ministry! Volunteers are trained and scheduled to visit members of our church family who are homebound, in a care facility, or who are just in need of a friendly visitor.

Annual Needs & Deeds Workday

Teams provide services such as updating smoke alarm batteries, changing light bulbs, and light yard work. It is a great time to make new friends and share in fellowship, as we help members of our church family who are not able to do these tasks on their own. Needs and Deeds normally takes place the second Saturday in February.

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With natural gifts in caregiving, Buffett is well-suited to be a pastoral care dog. He and his handler, Pastor Dawn, went through training and passed tests in order for him to become a Certified Pet Therapy Dog. Therapy Dogs are different than Service or Emotional Support Animals, in that they provide support for other people, rather than their owners. Church members regularly drop by the church office to visit Buffett. In addition to providing care in the church office, Buffett and Pastor Dawn volunteer in the community through Suncoast Humane Society.
Frank and Cathy moved to Naples, FL in 1996. Frank retired from the Newton, MA Police Department after 30 years of service. Cathy worked with special education students in Ohio. They were married in 1999. They have six children, eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Frank and Cathy moved from Naples to Englewood and love the small-town atmosphere.
Jeanne Jessup has been a member of Community Presbyterian Church since 1997. Before coming to Englewood, she was an elementary school teacher in Pennsylvania for thirty years. At CPC, Jeanne has served as elder, sang in the Church Choir and served, for a time, as interim choir director. Jeanne has been CPC Bell Choir Director since 2002. She has, for over ten years, been ringing bells with the ‘Distinctly Bronze’, a national audition bell choir. Jeanne invites everyone to join in ringing bells. “You do not need to know how to read music,” she says. “If you can count to four, I can teach you how to ring bells.”
Linda earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Organ/Church Music at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida and her Master of Church Music degree from Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY. She continued with pre-doctoral work at Southern Seminary and holds a certificate in choral studies from Cambridge University of Cambridge, England. Linda has served as a fulltime director of music, education and youth in three American Baptist churches, and also taught private piano and organ students. After nine years in the pharmaceutical industry, she returned to music, and for seven years, she taught middle school students, along with her church position as organist, handbell director, youth choir accompanist and adult choir director in Noank, CT. Linda now resides in Venice, FL. She is a chauffeur, maid and butler to a very large German Shepherd.
Rebecca joined CPC and became the Finance Secretary in October 2016. She is a retired licensed Professional Engineer with a BSCE from Purdue University. After practicing consulting engineering for over 20 years in NYC, she retired to manage her multiple rental properties. After her husband of 32 years’ death in 2009, she moved back to Indiana to help care for her mother, where she started a second career in accounting. In 2015 she moved permanently to her Englewood condominium, which she had been enjoying since 1999. She serves as her 48-unit condominium association president and volunteers at the Englewood Meals on Wheels.
Lisa joined the CPC staff in 2017 and has twenty years of experience in nursing, has been a Hospice Volunteer, and has care giving experience through the church. Lisa enjoys being an active member in the life of the church and has served as an Elder. Lisa and her husband, John, have been married for thirty-six years and are originally from Indiana. They have lived in Englewood full time since 2014. They have two adult children and a Westie named Millie.

Michelle has lived in Florida since 1979, when her family moved from Illinois to Englewood. Michelle graduated from Lemon Bay High School in 1984 and continued her education at SCF. Michelle has worked at CPC since 2000. Michelle has been married to Adam since 1986 and they have three sons, four grandsons, one granddaughter and two dogs, Fergus and Maggie.