In this community of faith, the relationships we enjoy with one another are measured by the love we share. Jesus commanded His disciples to “love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you”. (John 15:12b-14)
Caring Connection relies entirely on volunteers to keep these services, as well as many others, continuing to function. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Polly Vanasse or Cynthia LaMothe.
Our Caring Connection provides practical assistance and spiritual support to the congregation. Volunteers supplement clergy pastoral care by visiting hospitals, nursing homes, and shut-ins, by providing rides to church and by preparing meals for those in need. From support to solace, help is there when crisis strikes.
As a community of faith we recognize that each of us has special talents, as well as special needs, and that we are empowered to minister to one another. Caring through helping is truly a mutual act. An individual who receives support one day may be just the person to provide support for someone else later on. As a Christian community we celebrate that those who give, also receive, and that those who receive, also give, in the wondrous ways of love.
The Caring Connection is divided into the specific areas, each with a coordinator. Any member of our church family may bring a need to the Caring Connection by contacting one of the ministers, Rev. Bob Brown or Rev. Gail Miller, or one of the coordinators, Polly Vanasse or Cynthia LaMothe.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Called “lovable hugs” soft, comforting shawls are lovingly created and given to those who are ill or going through a time of crisis. Yarn and instructions are available for those who would like to work this appreciated project. Please contact Susan Kluge for more information.
Meals For Those in Need
Volunteers with Caring Connection provide meals to those who are experiencing a time of crisis or recuperation. We also prepare meals to be frozen so that there is always something available to be given to those who are in need.
The parish hall and parlor are available to a bereaved family following a funeral or memorial service. Volunteers set up and clean up, provide beverages and serve as hosts for these receptions.
Caring Connection volunteers provide rides for those who need transportation to medical appointments and to church, as well as other destinations.