Care & Support

Encouraging One Another

We all need God’s love every day. At Shandon we strive to be a caring community to surround you with support and encouragement.

For more information about any of our Care and Support ministries, contact Rev. Shannon Bullion at 256-8383, ext. 102 or

Pastoral Assistance, Visitation, Special Services

A Shandon pastor is available 24 hours a day to respond to needs or emergencies in the church family and community. The pastors visit in the home, at the hospital or in nursing homes on a regular and are available for counseling by appointment.Prayer RequestsShandon’s prayer team collects prayer requests each Monday and offers individual prayer daily for each person included on the prayer list. To submit a prayer request: contact Rev. Shannon Bullion at 256-8383, ext. 102 or or Norma Weldon at

Promoting physical and spiritual well-being.

Health and Welfare sponsors a number of health-related activities around the church ­– from mobile mammography and blood drives; to offering supportive conversations such as dealing with grief; to sponsoring community activities such as health walks and runs.

Touching the lives of hurting people through one-on-one, confidential support.

At different times and stages, life can be more challenging and we may need a little extra support – times of loneliness, depression, illness, grief and life transitions. At times like these, it is important to have someone who will be there and listen without judging. Lay caregivers, called Stephen Ministers, provide one-on-one, completely confidential caring for those who are hurting from some stressful event in their lives. They visit weekly, listen, pray and offer confidential Christian friendship and love.Stephen Ministers are trained in the national Stephen Ministry program and receive 50 hours of initial training and regularly participate in continuing education and supervision.