I have shared some of the ways you can be of help by being a congregational informant in this rewarding ministry. Here are two more very important and meaningful ways to help.
“A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.”
— from Pioneer Girls Leaders’ Handbook
We have a wonderful Congregational Care Ministry in place. These are lay members who commit to visiting, contacting by phone, or sending a card in the mail to our homebound folks. Those who are homebound are so appreciative of any such contacts from their church. These folks have given of their time, talents, and resources to support this church, and this is one way we can say “thank you” to them. If you would like to become a part of this ministry, contact Rev. Phyllis Barren at 817/339-5082 for further information. Oh yes, singing is not a requirement!
Those who share their laughter
and their smiles with everyone,
And help others feel
a sense of their own worth
Are God’s own special angels
who may pass this way but once,
But who truly make a difference
Here on earth
— Emily Matthews
Neighbor to Neighbor is a group in our church who offer their services to help homebound members with “chores” that need to be done at their homes. Sometimes it is yard care, replacing a burned-out light bulb, repairing a lock on their door, or helping them find the right person they can feel safe with to help them. Contact Kenneth Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 817/773-6766 for further information.