CONGREGATIONAL CARE OPTIONS
The acts of generosity, kindness and consolation through the Congregational Care committees touch each and every member of our congregation. Christ calls us to help sustain each other through friendship, food, acts of kindness and Christian love. Where do you see yourself? Help us support and care for one another by taking an active role in our church. With so many different groups within our congregation needing support, a variety of committees provide ample opportunity for us to serve our congregational family while making new friends.
Congregation Care is:
Meal Support…as needed, in time of illness, accident, chemotherapy or other ongoing treatments, funerals, new babies, and other situations as they warrant.
Freezer Supplies and Maintenance…provides a freezer to store food which can then be given to families when needs arise (illness, death, or birth). This food is prepared and donated for just such purposes.
New Babies…are a blessing so we offer support to families with new babies or recently adopted children.
Home Visitation…is comprised of church members who volunteer to visit other members of our congregation who may be living alone, home-bound or just not able to attend church on a regular basis. Some may have recently experienced the loss of their spouse, are living with a serious illness or recovering from a serious illness.
Transportation…maintains a list of volunteer drivers to provide transportation for congregation members needing short and/or long-term medical appointment commitments.
Funeral and Memorial Service Care Group…provides food for family members when a death occurs in the congregation. They also host a reception for the family and friends after a funeral/memorial service.
Bereavement Support… is given informally, by phone calls and visits, occasional social gatherings, and simply by connecting people with one another so that grief can be shared and supported.
Women’s Wellness Cancer Group… meets for informational meetings and sharing.
Prayer Shawl Ministry…involves a person knitting or crocheting a simple shawl which is to be given to someone in crisis.
Congregational Health Promotion…explores various ways to enhance the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of the congregation.
Intercessory Prayer…gathers weekly in Lingle Chapel for a period of silent intercessory prayer.
Adoptive Families…provides support to families with recently adopted children.
Families with Special Needs… finds support here for families with children that have special needs and helps them through difficulties that arise when caring for their children.
To assist with any of the Congregational Care committees, please call the church office at 704.892.5641 for more information or with any questions. Come, join us to listen and learn. Drop by our monthly meetings every second Monday at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor.