WHAT IS A CARING MINISTRY? AND WHO ARE CARING MINISTERS?
The Caring Ministry Program is one way our church provides support to our members who may be experiencing a troubling time from a loss, an illness or another stressful situation. This is when our Caring Ministers can be called on to provide additional support where and when it is appropriate and needed. It can also provide Communion for homebound members.
This is a brief look at how the Program works and the responsibilities of a Caring Minister: A person in need may call the church office or Andrea McGee, our Program Coordinator.
1. The Program Coordinator (Andrea McGee) is responsible for passing on the assignments to the Caring Ministers.
2. Andrea will provide the name(s) of members in need of caring, with permission, and will provide a brief outline of the situation of concern.
3. The training will provide guidance on:
a. Contacting the member;
b. Responding to their need;
c. How to follow up after your interaction with the member;
d. Providing Communion to homebound members.
There will be a signup sheet at the Welcome Center soon for all who are interested in the training. We are prepared for large numbers of participants, so please do not let that deter you! We look forward to seeing you there! If, after the training, you have some doubts or concerns, please feel free to bring these to any of us on the committee.
In addition, if you or someone you know is currently experiencing a stressful situation, please contact the church office or Andrea McGee. We have Caring Ministers in place who can offer support.
Little Free Library
There is now a bench beside the little free library to enjoy taking a seat to read some of our community books.
Free Family Movie Night
We look forward to seeing you at our next Free Family Movie Night, generally the first Friday of every month! Check the homepage for information on the next showing. At all events, a family-friendly movie will be shown and popcorn will be provided.
All are welcome. We hope to see you then.
The Outreach Committee meets once a month on the 4th Tuesday at 6 pm in the church conference room. Your feedback is welcomed and valued!