The Ministry of Congregational Care provides care, support and encouragement to all members in times of joy, bereavement, illness and crisis. This lay ministry relies on the talents of members who enjoy preparing meals, making visits, praying for each other, serving as hosts at memorial receptions, delivering flowers or contacting other members on special days.
Following are the current ways in which this ministry serves our congregation:
Individuals who meet monthly to prepare meals for delivery to families following the loss of loved ones, members returning home from a hospital stay, or to members experiencing other difficult situations.
Team contacts families to offer food prepared by Kitchen Connections; coordinates the deliveries and visits with these families.
Senior Visitation Program
Conduct visits to senior members who live alone or in assisted living or health care units. Other members who welcome personal visits may also be included in this program.
Individuals act as hosts for receptions following a member’s memorial service.
Group of volunteers contacts members at various times throughout the year.
Delivery of poinsettias at Christmas to homebound members and lilies at Easter to members who have lost loved ones.
Thursday Prayer Group
Group dedicated to offering prayer for those in need as well as writing notes to members who have been hospitalized
Retirement Communities Outreach
Plans and conducts special outreach events for members living in retirement communities.
Special Interest Groups such as Grief Support Group and Well Spouse Listening Group are offered as the needs of the congregation dictate.
For more information about Congregational Care at Myers
Park Baptist Church contact:
Vikki Hunley, Chair
Ministry of Congregational Care
The Reverend Gary Hudson