If you find yourself or a loved one in need of pastoral or congregational care, please contact Susan Pabon, email@example.com. If you have interested in being involved in providing congregational care, contact the person listed with each lay-led ministry below to learn more.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 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, email@example.com
+ REHABILITATION VISITING TEAM
Make regular visits and contact with those who require extended care and rehabilitation following hospitalization or medical treatment.
Contact: Ron Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ 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, email@example.com
+ FOOD SUPPORT
Provide meals to those who have experienced grief, medical illness, or trauma and are not connected to any specific small group or Bible study group.
Contact: Kathy Metzer, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ HOMEBOUND COMMUNION
Deliver the sacrament of Holy Communion to homebound members each month.
Contact: Nancy Reaves, email@example.com
+ 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ HEALTH AND WELLNESS TEAM
Establish best practices for the congregation and facilities in the areas of health and wholeness, offer health- and care-related education, and oversee procurement of recommended medical equipment.
Contact: Beth Burt, email@example.com
+ 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
+ WELLSPOUSE - A CAREGIVER CONVERSATION GROUP
Fourth Tuesday | 11:30am-1:30pm | Location varies
Meets for lunch and discussion of topics of interest to giving care to spouses who have chronic illness such as dementia.
Contact: Alice Kunka, 919-599-0056, email@example.com
+ PARENTING PARENTS WITH DEMENTIA
Second Tuesday | 7pm | Location varies
Is your parent suffering from dementia? Would you like a place to find support, share experiences, and ask questions as you experience the different phases of the disease?
Contact: Karen Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org, 336-420-0020
+ SAMI (SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS) FAMILIES
First Monday | 5:30pm | Location varies
Provides support and a safe space for discussion for family members of those affected by substance abuse and mental illness.
+ Grief: A New Caregiver Support Group
Coming in September
Grieving is very difficult and is often a lonely and painful journey. Join us for a group to help one another coping with loss. We will meet for approximately 8 weeks.
Contact John Langerman (email@example.com, 336-207-6078) if interested.