Compassion & Care
JAYNE BURNHAM | PASTOR OF COMPASSION & CARE
Giving and receiving care is much more challenging in times like these. We are missing our usual touchpoints at weekend services, weekly ministries, and simply passing by one another in our Cardo or our parking lot. For most of us, we haven’t seen one another in 8 long months!
Thankfully, we don’t need a formal ministry of Compassion and Care in order to care for others. There are those with whom we can each reach out to - within our family, friendships or community. I encourage all of us to find ways to stay in communication, even if it is slightly different. Phone calls, walks outside, emails and virtual visits online are some safe ways to continue caring with and being in one another’s lives. We need one another.
Compassion and Care continues to offer some ministries, as able. For a full listing or our ministries and support groups please visit our Compassion & Care page, otherwise, here are two spotlights:
There are 45 individuals who regularly check in with and pray for those in our congregation who are going through challenges of health, grief, or other. Contacts are necessarily by phone these days, but a warm and caring voice on the other end of the line can be exactly the reassurance needed for a hard day.
Christmas Grace Givers
Christmas Grace Givers: Our annual Christmas hampers ministry is going to look very different this year, because of COVID restrictions. We will not be able to enjoy the excitement of 250 people working together, as in the past 17 years. But we will need some people to help assemble or deliver a much smaller number of Grace Givers gifts. If you have an interest in being a part of this small team, please let us know as soon as possible. It will have to be “first come, first to serve.”
Please be our eyes and ears. If you hear of someone in our church family who is going through a challenging time, don’t assume that we, the church staff, are aware. With their permission, we would love you to let us know.
For more information on any of these ministries, or to seek personal support or encouragement, please reach out to us.