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
+ REHABILITATION VISITING TEAM
Make regular visits and contact with those who require extended care and rehabilitation following hospitalization or medical treatment.
Contact:Steve and Susan Miller
+ 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
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
+ 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.
+ 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, email@example.com, 336-420-0020
Fourth TUE | Monthly | Varies
For caregivers of spouses or partners with long-term illnesses.
Contact: Brenda Madden, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com
+ Group for Widowers
Monthly | Beginning Aug 2019
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com