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Shepherding Ministry

Jesus said, “If you love me, take care of my sheep.” — John 21:17

The Shepherding Bulletin Board shows our church neighborhoods divided into “Flocks,” each with its own “Shepherd.”

Our church is divided into geographical areas (flocks) served by volunteer “Shepherds.”
The Shepherding Ministry seeks to reach out and care for every member of our church family with the hope and prayer that each member will feel the warmth of a caring congregation and will grow in the spirit of commitment to the church and God.

Shepherds provide an after-church Shepherding Luncheon for the entire congregation three times a year. Shepherds also keep in touch with members of their geographically located “flock” during the church year in various ways. In addition, Shepherds may work with Deacons in providing a meal after a funeral service if requested.

If you are interested in volunteering as a Shepherd or helping with cooking for the shepherding lunches once they are announced, feel free to contact your Shepherd or Judy Peoples through the church office. Volunteers are appreciated in tidying up after the luncheon, too.


Sanctuary Flowers

The flowers that decorate the front of the sanctuary are donated each week by anyone who would like to provide them. The donator may include a dedication which will be printed in the Sunday bulletin (please email or send your message to our Office Administrator, Karen, by Wednesday morning prior to the Sunday your flowers will be in the sanctuary, and provide a contribution for the flowers in your Sunday offering.) There are sign-up sheets located at the bottom of the stairs on the ground floor.

The Sanctuary Flowers are divided up, re-arranged, and delivered by the Deacons to members of our church and community who could use a little joy to let them know that we care for them and they are in our thoughts and prayers.


Nursing Home / Assisted Living Services

Worship services are provided at various times throughout the year at the local nursing homes. If you would like to participate in leading the service, playing music, or singing beloved hymns with residents, please contact the Deacon’s Moderator (Scroll down on the Session & Deacons page)


Election Day Soup and Sandwich

On election day, the church holds a fundraising soup and sandwich luncheon. Funds raised go to one specific community charity, chosen each year by the Missions Commission.

 

 

 


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Do you know of someone who would like to feel the warmth of Christ literally wrapped around them? Our prayer shawl ministry meets the first Thursday of every month and knits prayer shawls to be given to people in their time of need when they need a little extra love and comfort… or at times of special joy, like after the birth of a child.

If you are interested in becoming a Prayer Shawl Knitter, feel free to contact Judy Peoples or Ilene Barengo through the church office or just check the Church Calendar on this website to confirm the date, time and location of the next meeting. If you know of someone who needs one of our prayer shawls, knitted in prayer and blessed before giving it away, you may sign one out from the Golden Circle room (near the Fourth Street entrance). The prayer shawls are already bagged with blessings and are available in the bookcase.


Community Meal on the Fourth Tuesday

Although our December meal might vary from this schedule, once a month our church, working with Harvest of Hope, provides a free community meal — and donations of take-home dry goods and vegetables — in our Fellowship Hall on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Helpers for food preparation serving, and clean-up are always welcome, and it’s a wonderful opportunity to share fellowship as well. There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board on the ground floor by the stairs, if you are interested in helping.