The church is a family who cares for each other. From counseling to visitation to prayer, we place a high value on caring for each other within our community. 

Heart + Home Women’s Shelter Volunteers Needed

PBC will host a women’s shelter from 12/2–1/12, and we need volunteers for 1.5-hour shifts (6:45-8:15pm) and 3-hour shifts (6:45- 9:45pm), as well as volunteers to bring dinners for 15 people. (Volunteers can be both men and women.) Volunteer info sheets are available at the patio table, or you can learn more and sign-up to volunteer at We also need “lead volunteers” who can volunteer 6:45-10pm the same evening every week in December and attend our training 12/1 from 10am-12pm.  For more info, contact Andrea or Jack Xu, or the church office at 650.494.3840.

Counseling Resources

Each of the pastors is available to meet with those who attend PBC to help understand and cope with issues impacting life and family. To reach an individual pastor, you may call the PBC main number, 650-494-3840.

During office hours (9a-4p M-Th // 9a-1p F) a staff member will connect you with the pastor you wish to contact. Please also feel free to contact a pastor or elder director if you wish to schedule an appointment with them. You can find phone and email contact information on our Leadership page.

Visitation Ministry

The visitation ministry seeks to love those who are home or hospital bound through a visit. Men and women bring comfort and encouragement through visiting with those who are in a season of greater dependency upon others.

Jesus said that when we respond to someone in need, we are responding to him and that those who love him would be easily identified by their simple acts of kindness. As his ambassadors, our aim is to be available, upon request, to bring the love of Christ to those who are confined to their homes or in a hospital bed because of physical injury, sickness, surgery, or terminal illness. During a time of illness, a prayer of faith, a touch of kindness, and a gentle, soft-spoken word of assurance can be enough to change the course of a day. The Word of God, when directed by the Spirit of God, is able to bring salvation to the lost as well as comfort, encouragement, and healing to the believer.

We have resources available for a spiritual perspective on visitation and for practical suggestions.

And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. 1 Corinthians 12:26

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Contact George Abraham by filling out this form if you are interested in joining the visitation ministry or to request a visit. 

Visitation Interest


Prayer is on-going conversation with God: He speaks, we listen; we speak, he listens! As we pray, we invite God’s power into our world, our congregation, our neighborhoods, our marriages, our friendships, and into our individual lives. By being responsive to the working of the Holy Spirit, we pray that God’s love, guidance, and healing power will be released for the benefit of his people and to his glory.


Gatherings & Opportunities for Prayer

Seeking the Father

Our Sunday morning time together (8:00 am in The Study) begins with a scriptural focus bringing our minds and hearts before the Lord. We then corporately intercede for PBC church ministries, individuals in the body, and for our community, nation, and the world. A weekly prayer list is generated by this group and available in the foyer rack. Led by Craig Duncan.

Post Service Prayer

On Sunday mornings, immediately after each of the morning worship services, individuals are available in the Gallery to pray. If you have a burden and/or a praise for which you would value others joining you in prayer, please seek out one of these prayer warriors.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Philippians 4:8