Empowered by the Holy Spirit in healing, caring, and encouragement and sustained through prayers, the mission of Congregational Care is to provide timely and effective pastoral care to our sick, bereaved, and all in need through professional staff and lay volunteers.
Flowers in the sanctuary are often placed to commemorate special occasions, remember a loved one, or serve as an offering and act of worship. The cost of helping provide flowers is now just $50 per family, and multiple commemorations may be listed each Sunday. For more information, contact Leanne Bailey at .
Volunteers arrange flowers used in worship into smaller bouquets to be delivered to the homebound. On Monday morning, volunteers then deliver those bouquets to assigned members.
Contact Pat Smith at 758-6513 if you would like to help with this ministry.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Along with prayer shawls and lap robes, we are now knitting and crocheting hats. This year we presented 460 hats to the students at Caldwell-Guthrie School. The hats represented over 2,000 hours and 23,000 yards of yarn, and were truly a labor of love. After that project, we made hats for pre-school children. We are now making hats for MIFA. If you like to knit or crochet (or want to learn), please join us. We meet on the first and third Mondays at 10 a.m. in various members’ homes. Donations of yarn are always greatly appreciated. For more information, email or call her at 861-2387.
“Do not cast me off in the time of old age;
Do not forsake me when my strength fails.” Psalm 71:9
The intent of this ministry seeks to promote the overall life and health of the frail and at-risk elderly within the congregation and to extend the love and compassion of Jesus Christ in a tangible way. This involves visitation, assessment of need, and recommendations to available community resources as needs change. We work with individuals and families to advise members on options and costs for care as needed and help through the stages of transition from independent living to assistance in home or elsewhere. We also coordinate activities to keep the members involved in the life of the church.
If you are elderly or are a caregiver for an elderly family member contact Pat Smith by or by phone at 754-7216.
After Hours Pastoral Help
Ministering to Those in Need
In the event of an after-hours emergency, pastoral help is available. Call our Emergency Pastoral Care number at (901) 412-5776. During regular office hours, please contact (901) 754-7216.
Transportation to Worship
Need transportation? Know someone who does? We can help!
Several volunteers provide transportation to and from church for worship and Sunday School on Sundays for members who are unable to drive. Our volunteers transport from the Village of Germantown in a church van, or in their own car from Kirby Pines every week. If you are interested in helping with this ministry or need more information, contact at 758-6513.
The Unsung Hero (or Heroine) distinction is an honor given to the person in the congregation who is always willing to undertake any task, but who may not always be recognized for their unselfish contributions. The recipient is nominated by the congregation and chosen by lay leaders Mark and Libby Schielke. The congregation will be notified when 2016 voting will commence.