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We support, pray for, and nurture one another

You are loved. Our care team includes pastorscare staff, and many lay leaders who are all united in the goal of providing prayer, support, and resources to those in need of care. Whatever you’re facing, you don’t have to face it alone. That’s what it means to be in a caring community.

As humans, we’re recognizing more and more the importance of caring for mental health – and nearly two years of a global pandemic has made that even more evident. We are all, in a lot of ways, worn out. How do we understand experiences of mental illness within the context of Christian faith, and how do we practice patience, compassion, and boundaries for those going through it? Read more about Pastor Emmy Kegler and listen to her February 19, 2022 presentation here.

SOTV supports life’s milestones, including baptism, communion, weddings, and funerals. We walk with you through life’s ups and downs, striving to make our connection with Christ stronger with each situation.


  • If this is a family’s first baptism at SOTV, they are asked to participate in a baptism class.


  • Click here to learn detailed information.


  • Contact Jill Johnson to learn detailed information.
  • The same expectations about membership and pre-marital counseling exist. You can learn more here.

Funerals and Inurnments

  • Contact Jill Johnson to learn detailed information. Learn about funerals and inurnments at SOTV here.
  • Learn about SOTV’s Columbarium and Memorial Garden here.

SOTV has a Columbarium and Memorial Garden that is a place for peaceful meditation and prayer among those we have loved whose lives and service we wish to remember. To learn how to reserve a niche and memorial, or for additional information about the Columbarium, click here.

SOTV has an in-house food shelf that partners with 360 Communities. The food shelf is entirely dependent on donations of non-perishable food and monetary donations to purchase produce and other groceries. Please put all donations in paper grocery bags (preferably with handles), and drop off at SOTV when the building is open. Click to learn about how to get help, volunteer, or give. You will see the most-needed items for the month, and recent news from the food shelf.

SOTV provides pastoral care, prayer, and many other resources. Click here for a list of emergency help numbers and housing services/shelters. Click here to request a call or visit.

Proverbs (15:8b) reminds us that God delights in our prayers. In Christian community, we are invited to share our own prayer concerns and to pray for each other. Click to submit a prayer concern or join the Prayer Shepherds who pray for others.

SOTV has support groups that cover concerns including infertility and loss, depression, cancer, addiction, Dementia caregiver support, and Down Syndrome. Find strength in Christ, and from one another in our support groups.

SOTV has groups that support others in times when they need a shoulder to lean on. You can visit members who aren’t able to attend church, help with funeral luncheons, make a meal for people who need them, knit or crochet a prayer shawl, pray for those on our prayer list, or volunteer to pack food in student’s backpacks so they have a meal over the weekend. See all the opportunities that are currently open.

Total Wellness for a Healthy & Fulfilling Life:
Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of and making multi-dimensional choices to live a healthy and fulfilling life. View our upcoming events, find tips and resources on our 7 wellness wheel areas (emotional, social/interpersonal, physical, financial, intellectual, vocational, and spiritual), take a wellness assessment, and learn how to contact us here.

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