Caring for You as You Care for Others.

Since we have gifts that differ
according to the grace given to us,
each of us is to exercise them accordingly…

Romans 12:6


The Congregational Care Ministry (CCM) is composed of five different, yet interconnected, ministries working together to serve the Lord’s people through a common vision, common values, and common approach.

The purpose of congregational care ministries is to ensure that all those within the congregation are supported by our community of faith in the event of a physical, financial, emotional, or spiritual crises. 

Meet the Congregational Care Ministry Team

Damascus members may contact any of the CCM Team Leaders using the contact form or the provided email address. You can also reach us by leaving a message at the church office at 206.725.9310. Please specify that you are leaving a message for the CCM Team. In a NON-EMERGENCY where assistance is needed right away (outside of the church office hours) you can text 206.910.0771.

Reverend Mary Diggs-Hobson

CCM Team Leader

Sharon Hebert

Prayer Ministry

Reverend Blake Johnson

Restoring Inner Balance Ministry

Sandra Lee

Compassionate Hands Health Ministry

Deacon Donald Taylor

Bereavement Ministry

Ministries in the Congregational Care Team

Benevolence Ministry

Bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the Law of Christ. 
(Galatians 6:2 & 6:1-10)
A Ministry of compassion to help meet people’s basic needs in times of financial crisis or transition according to biblical directives and fiscal constraints.

Bereavement Ministry

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. (Psalm 34:18)
A Ministry that provides grief, loss, restoration, and counseling support for families who have experienced the death of a loved one.

Compassionate Hands Health Ministry (CHHM)

Dear friends, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well. (3 John 2)
A Ministry that supports the physical health needs of the congregation, with the aim of holistic wellness.

Prayer Ministry

First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions, and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men… (1 Timothy 2:1)
A Ministry of intercession to pray for the church leadership, congregation as well as those members & guests who have specifically requested prayer.

Restoring Inner Balance Ministry

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
A Ministry that offers safe and confidential referral, resources, and/or behavioral health services for young adults, individuals and families in crisis.

Sick & Shut-In Ministry

When I was sick…you took care of me (Matthew 25:36)
A Ministry of compassion, encouragement, and visitation for those who are sick, convalescing, rehabilitating, disabled, or bed ridden

Join the CCM Team

Jesus has equipped each of us by the Holy Spirit with spiritual gifts for serving each other and has enabled us to develop our potential through education, training, and life experiences. The Congregational Care Ministry needs your passion, spiritual gifts, and experiences to be the heart, mouth, arms, hands and feet of our Lord in service to others.

Contact the Congregational Care Ministry Team

If you are in need of support but are not quite sure how to proceed or are not sure what is available for your specific situation, you can reach out to the Congregational Care Ministry team and they will connect you accordingly.  Share as much or as little as you are comfortable sharing, but please be sure to give us a way to contact you once we receive your request.