401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. –Galatians 6:2

Congregational Care, Support and Prayer


Tricia Young

Congregational Care provides support, comfort, prayer and love during difficult times. At First Presbyterian Church of Fort Lauderdale, we believe in the power of caring and its ability to bring our faith alive. Whether you are in need of a little extra support or are facing a life challenge, you are not alone.

Our staff and volunteers are devoted to walking with our community through their difficult seasons or with anyone in need of comfort and support.

As Christians, we are called to care for those in our church family and community who need support, comfort, prayer and love during difficult times.  Pastors, staff and leaders from our First Presbyterian community make it a priority to visit the sick, hospitalized and homebound. They are available during Sunday Worship and through our prayer letter to pray with and for anyone in need.


We, as a church family, believe in carrying each other and lifting each other up and in its ability to help bring our Faith Alive.  Carry each other’s burdens, and in this you will fulfill the Law of Christ. Galatians 6:2

The office of Deacon is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. The Deacons of our church family oversee the support ministries of Homebound Visits, Care Cards, Memorial Receptions and Tender Loving Care (TLC) Soup Ministry.

First Cares
We know how hard it is to lose someone you love.  First Cares was designed for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and is a fellowship of people all sharing in significant loss. It welcomes anyone who is open to healing and is in need of Christian love and acceptance. First Cares meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00 p.m. in the Spanish Room.

Caregiver Support Group
This group provides hope and encouragement to help caregivers living with dementia or illness of any kind to learn to take care of themselves as well as their loved one.

The Caregiver Support Group meets the 1st Wednesday of each month from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Study and Renewal Center.

Prayer Shawl
When you or someone you know is in need of God’s comfort, a prayer shawl is the perfect way to experience the Love of God.  The prayer shawls are knitted by the loving hands of this ministry and then each shawl is blessed by a pastor of our church.   For more information, contact Tricia Young at 954-598-9344.


We believe in the power of prayer and its ability to bring our faith alive.
Matthew 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.

We offer many ways that we can pray for you and for you to pray for others.

Congregational Prayer Letter
We gather weekly prayer requests and praises and email these out to a team of prayer warriors.  If you would like to either give us a prayer request or praise and/or receive the weekly prayer letter please contact us.

Prayer Team
The Deacons of our church oversee this team that meets to pray and talk with anyone in need of support and prayer after each worship service on Sunday.

Prayer Pager
This is a wonderful ministry that reaches out to anyone who would like the reassurance and comfort of knowing that someone is praying for them.  If you are the receiver of a prayer pager, then you will either hear a beep or feel the vibration of the pager once someone has prayed for you.  Our recipients of the prayer pagers and the numbers to the pagers are listed in our bulletin and congregational prayer letter each week.

Interested in submitting a prayer request or participating in a care ministry?

Fill out the form below and a member of our staff will contact you!

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