Congregational Care

Purpose:

The Congregational Care Ministry assists the Pastor, Elders, and Deacons in caring for the spiritual and physical needs of the congregation; especially those who are sick, elderly and home-bound.  We demonstrate our love and concern for our members through visits, calls, cards, letters, and prayer.

Goals:

To create a community of believers who know, love and serve one another.  As Christians we want to become whole persons – in body, mind, and spirit.  To do that, we need each other.  Circumstances in our lives force us to lean on each other in times of grief, illness, and loss.  The Congregational Care Ministry have regular gatherings and events for the purpose of building relationships.  With the guidance of the Pastor and Elders, we reach out to the sick/shut-ins, college students, and missionaries to encourage them.

Congregational Care Responsibilities: 

  • Make personal visits, a phone call, and send cards to the sick and shut-ins.
  • Make wellness checks during extreme weather conditions.
  • Stay in communication with and encourage our college students.
  • Provide transportation when needed.
  • Alert the Pastor, Elders, Deacons, and the church office of the status of illness, hospitalization or death of members.
  • Offer assistance to prepare funeral lunches.
  • Minister to members of Calvary Community and beyond in times of crisis by sharing The Word of God and praying for and with those in need.

Congregational Care also provides Grief and Loss Support.  This support group is for anyone struggling with grief and loss.  During the eight weeks of sessions you will gain insight and understanding into the grief and loss process.  You will also receive biblically based principles to guide you through the healing and coping processes.

The Grief and Loss Support Group Facilitator: Jill Ranzy

 

 

 

Congregational Care Ministry Team Leader:  Barbara Lowery