The mission of the Caring Network is to provide a ministry of hope and caring so that no member of our congregation need be alone. The Caring Network is a catalyst for finding new ways to promote caring and to support the many expressions of caring that already exist within our church. We offer a variety of caring minis-tries within the Caring Network’s circle of serving as described below.
PCAs are a ministry team sharing pastoral care with the Rev. Allison Farnum. The team are members of the church who have received pastoral care training and security clearance. The PCA Mission is to provide a ministry of hope and caring connections and to offer a compassionate presence when an individual may be struggling, alone or in pain.
This group is open to all and does not require attending every session. We meet in the Sanctuary on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 4:00-5:30pm. We discuss practical ways to cope with life's challenges and issues. Helping others and developing maturity in ourselves is part of our quest. We explore many paths and techniques for enriching our lives and making a difference for others.
Members create a shawl or lap quilt infused with caring, healing intentions for those in need of spiritual, emotional and physical support.
Members will pray or send loving intentions for those in emotional, physical or spiritual need.
When made aware of a joy, sorrow or milestone in the lives of our members, a card may be sent. If requested by the person involved, the congregation will be made aware at Sunday Worship Service during "Stones of Intention."
Members who have no place special to go for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be matched with those who have an extra place at their table.
For those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, a reception following services at our church can be offered based on your wishes.
Assistance is available to members who suffer financial set-backs on a case-by-case basis. The fund is disbursed at the discretion of the Rev. Allison Farnum and Board President.
If you want to become involved with any of the caring ministries listed here or if you would like to start a new caring ministry, contact the Caring Network Coordinator.