At FUMC, we care about all God's children during the good and difficult times in their lives. We provide several different kinds of care. Contact the front office if you or someone you know is in need of care. To get involved in this rewarding ministry, contact Pastor Melanie email@example.com.
Creating a Culture of Community Care at FUMC
As I return from my maternity leave, I am looking forward to getting back into the ministry and helping with the full fall that is planned! I am MOST excited for as we take a look at how we can expand and enhance FUMC’s Congregational Care Ministry. If we are the community church, can we label our care congregational... especially when all of our care efforts reach out to anyone in need? If we are a church for the community, how can our care efforts reflect this? These are the questions we need to ask ourselves as we explore what is next for our Care Team? We currently have amazing Stephen Ministers offering care to those in transition or times of trial. We also have a large team of bus drivers, lay visitors to the home-bound and hospital visitors that reach out to hundreds of people each year. So, what is next for this team? In what ways could God be calling us to think bigger and reach the needs of more people in our community and church home? Please take a moment to complete the survey (click on the picture to the left, print it out, and return to the church office between now and November 1. Your response will help determine what is next in God’s Kingdom. Thank you for your time! - Pastor Melanie
Stephen Ministers provide one-on-one quality Christian Care to those experiencing grief, life changes, divorce, unemployment, relationship issues, struggles with parenting, etc.
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If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Stephen Minister, or you or someone you know could benefit from the one-on-one confidential care of a Stephen Minister, please call the church office.
Lay Visitors help those who can no longer get to church keep a personal connection to FUMC. They visit once a month and can have anywhere between 1 - 5 visitees.
Bus Drivers and Aides help make sure everyone who would like to attend worship is able. We currently pick-up at Via Christi, Meadowlark and several personal residences. If you need a pick-up, contact the church.
Beginning Friday, September 1, join Rev. Sarah Marsh in daily scripture reading and an online conversation on her new blog, “The Divine Dream: Growing Justice, Mercy, and Hope.” Scripture passages will follow The Upper Room Disciplines 2017, available for purchase as a print or ebook at bookstore.upperroom.org. Go to sarahemarsh.com to join Pastor Sarah and to grow your faith this fall.