April 6, 2020
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Loving others is an expression of our Love for God. - Sister Teresa
The congregational care committee is at the heart of our church and seeks to respond to the needs of our members and their families. We must care for each other so that we can then reach out and care for others in our community and in our world.
To reach out and surround each other with love, assistance and spiritual growth through prayerful, caring education and support, in good times and bad.
Rev. Grover Putnam
Download our Congregational Care Brochure.
Volunteers send sympathy cards with personal messages to members when there is a death in the family, and again on the first anniversary.
Volunteers are assigned to visit with and form long-term relationships with members who are elderly, ill, homebound, and those dealing with personal crises. They provide friendship, encouragement, and prayer. They make at least one monthly visit.
This group assists families, members, ministers and funeral homes in planning and conducting comforting, reverent funerals at the church. They can assist with direction, programs, and refreshments.
Members who are health care professionals offer blood pressure screenings, flu shots, blood donor drives, educational programs and seminars. We want our congregation to be aware of the latest information and tools to maintain long, healthy lifestyles.
Volunteers provide and place flowers for funerals and other special events, and make sure all arrangements are fresh and cared for. They also gather flowers for the Caring Ministry volunteers to take to members they visit. Beautiful flowers have always been a vital expression of our worship of God and our love for each other.
We reach out to members who have suffered deaths and other losses, such as divorce, unemployment, and significant traumas. We also want to provide support for those who are caregivers to elderly or chronically ill relatives.
Quilts are made by committee members for individuals who are experiencing a difficult time, such as an illness or serious accident. Prior to being given, the quilts are placed in the church lobbies where others may offer a silent prayer for the individual and tie a knot in the quilt.
If you would like to be a part of the Congregational Care ministry, call the church or contact Ann Bratton (email) or Renee Middleton (email) . Do not hesitate to let us know if you or someone you know has a need with which we might help.
“Do all the good you can
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.”