Community Care

With the aid of many hands, the Befrienders of Bay View reach out with love and care to provide support for members and friends in times of need.


The Pastoral Care Team aims to create beloved community by providing care and support for times of challenge and difficulty. If you need a listening ear or a word of encouragement, please contact the Director of Worship and Religious Life, the Rev. Dr. Hilary Barrett: 215-605-1988 or worship@bayviewassociation.org.


The Flower Ministry is an extension of worship. Flowers which have graced Assembly Worship on Sunday morning are distributed to members in need, in grief, or who are celebrating a special occasion. You may sponsor altar flowers in honor or memory of someone for a suggested donation of $75, by following this link: Altar Flowers or by calling the Bay View Administrative Office: 231-347-6225.


The Intercessory Prayer Team meets Mondays, June 20 – August 15 at 11:15 a.m. in Crouse Memorial Chapel to lift in prayer those concerns offered up in worship. If you would like to know more about this ministry, contact the Director of Worship and Religious Life, the Rev. Dr. Hilary Barrett: 215-605-1988 or worship@bayviewassociation.org.


The Meal Train provides prepared meals for people in times of sudden loss, household disruption or medical emergency. If you would like to know more about this ministry, contact the Director of Worship and Religious Life, the Rev. Dr. Hilary Barrett: 215-605-1988 or worship@bayviewassociation.org.


The Prayer Shawl Ministry provides prayer shawls to those in need. Prayerfully created, communally blessed, available upon request. We are always looking for knitters/crocheters/weavers/quilters! Contact Michelle Hansen: 616.717.2220 or michelle.cincichick@gmail.com.


Among Friends is a monthly gathering for members and friends who have experienced the death of their spouse or life partner. We gather to share a meal, a conversation, and a time of fellowship with one another. Attendees cover the cost of their own lunch. If you are interested in attending, please contact Laura Smith laura@bayviewassociation.org or the Director of Worship and Religious Life, the Rev. Dr. Hilary Barrett: 215-605-1988 or worship@bayviewassociation.org.