We bring healing through our presence, phone calls and encouragement. We strengthen the weak through sharing communion with our homebound, providing a meal or sharing scripture and prayer. We bind the injured through the resources available through the church body and community.
“For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search and find my sheep. I will be like a shepherd looking for his scattered flock. I will find my sheep and rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on that dark and cloudy day. I will bring them back home to their own land of Israel from among the peoples and nations. I will feed them on the mountains of Israel and by the rivers and in all the places where people live. I will give them good pastureland on the high hills of Israel. There they will lie down in pleasant places and feed in the lush pastures of the hills. I myself will tend my sheep and give them a place to lie down in peace, says the Sovereign I will search for my lost ones who strayed away, and I will bring them safely home again. I will bandage the injured and strengthen the weak. But I will destroy those who are fat and powerful. I will feed them, yes feed them justice!
The first couple of weeks surrounding death, people usually have good support. It is the months and year that follow that people can use support and encouragement. Join the Card Ministry and write cards of encouragement to people who have been walking through loss the past couple of years.
This group of trained laity provide care for people in the congregation through 1 – 1 relationships, helping people navigate the spiritual journey they are in, through active listening and presence.
Provide food for funeral dinners?
Provide food for people not in small groups?
Join the Funeral Care Team and journey with people through one of the more difficult times we face here on earth, the loss of a loved one. As a member of the Funeral Care team, you will help coordinate logistics and care surrounding the Funeral Service.