Serve in Care Ministries
Care ministry volunteers reach out to people who are hurting, both within and beyond our church. In a variety of ways they provide help and hope to those who are hospitalized, homebound, or grieving, and to seniors and people with disabling conditions.
These Care Ministries are open to new volunteers:
Comfort Dogs (PROT)-- These trained service animals bring comfort to the hurting. Being a volunteer dog handler or dog caregiver in this active ministry is very rewarding, but not easy, involving high standards, rigorous training, significant time, and involve travel.
Prayer Chain (IMM) – A leader sends out a weekly email with prayer requests to those who serve by keeping those needs in their prayers.
Meadows/Clearbrook (PROT, IMM, FAM)– Once a month, volunteers join Pastor Klopke in leading a Jesus Time of song, Bible stories and craft at these residential homes for people with disabilities.
Senior Visitation Team (PROT) – These volunteers serve the frail elderly through regular phone calls, and others make visits as needed.
God’s Special Friends (PROT, FAM) – A ministry that provides Bible study time designed for people age 13 and up who have cognitive disabilities.
A Night to Shine (INF, YTH, PROT, ST) – On Feb. 8, 2019, we’re partnering with others in our community to offer a prom night experience to people with special needs. Volunteers help with planning, preparation and by being buddies, or ‘dates,’ for those attending.
Care Ministries Follow-up – This groups does phone call follow-up on homebound seniors, people who have been hospitalized, and those who are grieving. Print materials are also mailed to the grieving.
Grief Share Ministry - Weekly support groups offer information and focused discussion to help people who’ve lost a loved one.
Card Ministry - Minister to people through handwritten notes of encouragement.
Additional Care Ministries:
Deacons (PROT) – Volunteers who assist our pastors in making calls on people who are hospitalized and also on homebound seniors.
Care Ministry Advisory Council (INF) – A group who support and advise Pastor Klopke on the overall care ministries.