If you find yourself or a loved one in need of pastoral or congregational care, please contact Susan Pabon, firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have interested in being involved in providing congregational care, please email email@example.com.
Congregational Care Ministries
+ STEPHEN MINISTRY
Receive training to provide confidential, long term, one-to-one care to people experiencing a difficult time in life. Learn more about Stephen Ministry.
Contact: Virginia Reynolds
+ PRAYER MINISTRY
Share prayer requests and celebrations, organize special “Days of Prayer,” and help maintain the Prayer Room in the Chapel. Submit a prayer request.
Contact: Gwen Worthington
+ Prayer Shawl Ministry
Creating unique and tangible items of God's love is the desire of this ministry. THe group meets weekly to knit items such as prayer shawls, prayer squares, lap blankets, baptismal blankets, hats and gloves for the homeless, and others. These items are distrubted to church members needing reminders ofthe love of Christ. If you are unable to meet with the group you can also contribute items you knit at home.
Contact: Denise Wells
+ PEER VISITATION TEAM
Through monthly visits, offer companionship and friendship to church members who are homebound or semi-homebound. Training and resources provided.
Contact: Cathie Chesney
+ FOOD SUPPORT
This ministry proivdes meals to members who are not connecteed to a small group during various times of need. Members requesting this support should contact the church office. Support this wonderful ministry in two ways. 1) Cook and deliver meals to those in need. 2) Gather and cook meals which will be frozen until needed as part of a small group.
Contact: Kathy Metzer
+ HOMEBOUND COMMUNION
Deliver the sacrament of Holy Communion to homebound members each month.
Contact: Nancy Reaves
+ THE CARPENTER’S CREW
Aid senior adult members of CUMC with practical, consultative, and tangible assistance at their personal places of residence, including reviewing professional estimates, providing assistance on small jobs, and doing basic home repairs.
Contact: Geoff Purser
+ Card Ministry
Looking for a simple way to serve that can make a big difference? Our Card Ministry sends cards to those who need a reminder of God's love.
Contact: Mary Ann Vinson
These groups are open to anyone and meet in a confidential and small group setting with other people on a similar journey. Please contact the leaders listed with each group if you would like to learn more about how to be involved, or contact John Langerman (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to start a new group.
+ SAMI (Substance Abuse and Mental Illness) Families
Provides support and a safe space for discussion for family members of those affected by substance abuse and mental illness
Contact: Stan Butler, email@example.com, 336-420-0020
+ Parenting Parents With Dementia
Third THU | Monthly | Varies
Shares conversations, insights, experiences, and obstacles we have encountered with our parents as they journey through the different phases of dementia.
Contact: Karen Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-420-0020
Fourth TUE | Monthly | Varies
For caregivers of spouses or partners with long-term illnesses.
Contact: Brenda Madden, email@example.com, 336-370-6369
+ WINGS (Widows in Nurture and Support) Group
Third TUE | Monthly | Varies
For widows who meet over lunch and offer one another support for challenges faced after losing a spouse.
Contacts: Alice Kunka, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ Group for Widowers
Monthly | Varies
For men whose wives or significant others have passed away. Will lend support to one another and share experiences of a common grief.
Contact: John Langerman, email@example.com, 336-207-6078
+ Grieving Parents Group
For mothers and/or fathers who have experienced the loss of a child. Will share resources, stories, care, and healing in response to this grief.
Contact: Karen Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org