prayer & Care


WCC offers opportunities to join us in participating in developing a more prayerful life by embracing our rhythms of prayer in a number of ways. We invite all members of our church family to embrace 30 Minutes of Prayer, when and where you can on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This is a prayer effort led by our WCC senior members each week:

  • Monday: pray for requests listed in bulletin and prayer-line, 757-253-1314.  
  • Wednesday: pray for orphans and widows all over the world: supported through CRF (Christian Relief Fund), CICM (Central India Christian Mission) and the Tarakwa Children’s Home, which we were honor to fund, houses abused orphans sponsored by CRF.
  • Friday: pray for WCC worship gatherings, ministries, events & other concerns mentioned on the Prayer-line.

Prayer Partnerships are intentional efforts to connect WCC families with WCC senior members to share in God’s blessings and praying for each other’s needs.

Prayer and fasting are a way of life at WCC. As times arise when we are intentionally seeking God’s wisdom, leading & discernment, our church regularly joins together in observance of this spiritual discipline as we are able to participate. Details are made available through Bulletin and Prayer-line.

Gathering in Prayer are organized quarterly gatherings where we seek to reorient our lives to God through scripture, silence, petitions for the church, city, and world. We will gather to pray for specific events, concerns or discernment for praise and petition to our Great God (childcare is provided).

Extending gracious hospitality toward the sick, shut-in or others in difficult times of need is a mutual responsibility in WCC. As a family we must learn to care for one another at all times as we learn to rejoice with those who rejoice and weep with those who weep. Therefore, we are all asked to visit those among us in need, whether it be at home or the hospital. Simple phone calls and cards of encouragement are included in this important ministry to those in need. The following are organized ways to care for WCC family and friends:

The Sunshine Ministry is an instrument of God to extend gracious hospitality through food, gift cards, and celebrations of life. We do this for those among us experiencing sickness, who are unable to gather with us because they are restricted to their homes (‘shut-in’), to those going through difficult financial times, and to families that have lost loved ones. 

If you want to know more about any of these ministries, please contact Jon Sprankle, who leads and shepherds Prayer & Care at WCC: