Ruth’s Promise

A Community Care Center

Ruth’s Promise is a respite ministry of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. The story of Ruth and her promise to her mother-in-law Naomi (Ruth 1:16) highlights caring, loyalty, faith, devotion and the resulting shared respect and understanding. Through Ruth’s Promise: A Community Care Center, we are committed to continuing that promise. If you know someone who would benefit from this ministry, encourage them to contact Terri Ziegler (727.365.1866 or or Dr. Cate McCarty (813.384.7571). Visit Ruth’s Promise online:

Days and Hours
Ruth’s Promise gathers in the Parish Hall every Tuesday from 9:30am-2:30pm

$10 per hour
Participants may attend all or part of each day but must reserve and prepay one week in advance. Participants must provide any necessary personal supplies, such as incontinent briefs, assistive devices, oxygen equipment, etc.

Ruth’s Promise Adult Day Stretches & Grows

Ruth’s Promise Adult Day Program was honored to be the recipient of a grant from Senior Citizen Services Inc (SCS). The grant will be dedicated to offering full and part scholarships to attendees to our respite program that meets 9:30am-2:30pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It has been through grants like this that allow our participants to continually benefit from our rich program, even amidst its financial difficulty. For a picture of the scope of our program, visit It is a great honor to be the recipient of such a generous grant from SCS!

Ruth’s Promise Adult Day has started the four-part series called Navigating Dementia Care. Replacing our Time for Two dementia support group, the Navigating Dementia Care series highlights the first addition to the Ruth’s Promise Caregiver Library, the bestsellers collection of Teepa Snow of Positive Approach™ to Care. Terri Ziegler, RN, MSN and Cate McCarty, PhD chose this series because Teepa training has impacted their care approach throughout the years. Each session offers a DVD as well as discussion and application. Sessions will be held in the Prince of Peace Community Outreach Center on the fourth Thursdays monthly through October. This program is free due to the generosity of our sponsors. See 2018 series dates and topics below:

  • July 26:  Challenging Behaviors in Dementia Care
  • Aug. 23: It’s All in Your Approach
  • Sept. 20: The Art of Caregiving
  • Oct. 25: The Journey of Dementia

To RSVP, please contact Terri: 727-365-1866 or; OR contact Dr. Cate: 813-384-7571 or