Cancer Care Ministry: ‘The Great Need’  

You are invited to attend a free Cancer Awareness Event  Saturday, Oct. 13, 1 to 3 PM at Grove UMC, 490 W. Boot Road, West Chester, PA. You will learn:

  • Why a Cancer Care Ministry is needed
  • Cancer facts and figures
  • Information on some common cancer types

Our keynote presenter: The Rev. Percy W. McCray Jr., National Director Spiritual/Faith-based Programs, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. Learn more about him at

Register by email to or call Grove UMC’s Church Office, 610-696-2663.  This event can benefit:

  • Churches considering a Cancer Care Ministry.
  • Community groups.
  • Cancer patients and survivors.
  • Caregivers, loved ones and friends.

The Rev. Lin George , associate pastor of event sponsor Grove UMC, says:

A little over a year ago, I sensed the call to start a cancer care ministry at Grove Church where I serve as Associate Pastor. I went to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia and received two days of intensive training about cancer and how to start a ministry to serve persons going through cancer and their serve loved ones.

I was positively impressed in many ways during the training. When I returned to Grove UMC I asked if anyone would be interested in being part of this ministry. To date, 27 parishioners have committed themselves to this new ministry.

We are launching our new ministry by offering a Cancer Awareness Event to the public. The keynote presenter is Rev. Percy McCray Jr., National Director Spiritual/Faith-based Programs, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global, Inc. I am personally inviting fellow clergy because I believe that some of you may want to learn how your church can start a cancer care ministry.

Please feel free to share this invitation with your congregation and with others whom you think may be interested. If your congregation is in the West Chester/Exton/Downingtown area feel free to invite persons who may wish to be served by this ministry of friendship, assistance, encouragement and hope.

At the end of the presentation, there will be an opportunity to sign up to request service or more information about starting a cancer care ministry at your church.

There are several reasons someone may wish to attend:

  1. Personal: You or someone you love is battling cancer, or you are a caregiver, family member or friend of someone battling cancer.
  2. You are interested in starting a Cancer Care Ministry at your church.
  3. You are interested in learning more about cancer.
  4. We expect a significant number of attendees that day; and we will have limited seating available. So, please register soon.