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Care Response

If you are facing difficulties or challenges, feeling overwhelmed or uncertain, our Care Response Team can assist you in finding help within the church as well as within the broader Madison community. You can reach a Care Responder Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 11 AM – 3 PM at 608.828.4230, or contact us. Schedules may vary, so please feel free to leave a message.

Urgent Pastoral Care

For emergency care needs, call the church office at 608.828.4200. Follow the prompts to reach an on-call pastor if you are calling after office hours.

Offering Hope, Support, and Spiritual Guidance

The Care Team ministers to the spiritual, emotional, mental, relational, and physical needs of the Blackhawk community by offering hope, support, and spiritual guidance. We strive to do this through Christ’s love and sensitivity as we come alongside you during times of struggle, pain, fear, and vulnerability. Our ministry team is made up of well-trained staff and volunteers who provide confidential care, support, and direction.

Let Us Pray for You

Blackhawk has a team that receives a prayer sheet weekly via email to pray over requests. Each request stays on the prayer sheet for a month and is prayed over during that time. All requests are listed under first name only, unless it’s specified to be kept anonymous. Call 608.828.4200 or submit a prayer request online.

Support Resources

Care Support Team

The Care Support Team provides care to individuals and families who are experiencing difficult circumstances by helping with practical needs and offering companionship. Those seeking Care Support Team assistance are often experiencing a change in health or life events that benefit from expanded community connections. The Care Support Team may offer support in a variety of ways including visitation, household chores, meals, errands, card writing, and more.

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Counseling Recommendations

Dane County has numerous Christian counselors that provide quality support. For recommendations to assist you with your specific situation, complete a Counseling Recommendations Request, or call 608.828.4230.

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Care Groups

We believe that we are not designed to do life on our own. Instead, we are meant to live in community – loving one another and following Jesus together.

Groups include:

    • Mental Health Support
    • DivorceCare
    • Boundaries & Beyond Boundaries
    • Men’s Book Study on Pornography

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One-to-One Care

Are you going through a difficult time and need someone to care, listen and share God’s love with you, one-on-one and confidentially? Are you hurting due to loss of a spouse, retirement, loneliness, unemployment, despair, childbirth, hospitalization, grief, separation and divorce, terminal illness, being shut in, faith issues or other problems? If so, a One-to-One Caregiver could help.

One-to-One Caregivers are trained, caring volunteers who have responded to Christ’s call to “carry each others’ burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” One-to-One Care provides you with someone who cares, supports, listens, shares, and prays.

A One-to-One Caregiver is:

    • A Christ-follower who walks beside a hurting person
    • A caring Christian who listens and supports
    • A volunteer who has received 50 hours of training in how to provide compassionate care

A One-to-One Caregiver is not:

    • A counselor, therapist, or mental health professional
    • A person who will solve all your problems

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Request One-to-One Care for Someone Else

Before reaching out for another person, go to the person in need and let them know about One-to-One Care. Pray with them about it.

Become a One-to-One Caregiver

Watch this ten-minute video hosted by Dave Gagnon, Pastor of Care Ministry and some of our One-to-One Caregivers.

Funerals & Memorial Services

The death of a loved one can lead to intense grief. Planning a funeral or memorial service to honor, remember, and celebrate loved ones can feel overwhelming. Please know that the Care Ministry is here to help. Download a resource guide for planning a funeral. Contact Us for more information.

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Recent & Upcoming Services

Cade Chandler Reddington unexpectedly passed away November 4, 2021, at the age of 18. A Visitation and Service was held at Blackhawk Church on Saturday, November 13, 2021. You can view the service here. View his obituary here.

Evan Thomas Kratochwill was taken too soon on October 2, 2021, at the age of 18. A Visitation and Service was held at Blackhawk Church on Friday, October 8, 2021. View his obituary here.