Each week the group will watch a video seminar. GriefShare videos cover topics essential to your recovery from the hurt of grief and loss. Each session features helpful, comforting videos and encouraging group discussion. Participants can join at any time. Each week’s topic stands alone. We meet in the Asbury Lounge (use canopy entrance). You may join the group at any time. Contact Phyllis Freeman, firstname.lastname@example.org or 920.574.2859 for further information.
Grief Booklets Ministry
Journeying through Grief is a series of four booklets thoughtfully prepared by Stephen Ministry which we share with church members who are experiencing the loss of a loved one. The booklets are sent at appropriately timed intervals to help the grieving during their personal journey with the hope that they will know that the loving support of the church is constant over the course of a year. Contact Nancy Stowe, 920.202.4798 for further information.
Greeting Card Ministry
Are you interested in connecting with members of our church through a meaningful way? Our purpose is to minister to those who are in need of spiritual uplifting, birthday greetings to homebound members, and those suffering from illness, The Team will supply you with cards. If you are interested in helping, or if you have questions, please contact Birdie Schottmuller.
Health & Wellness Ministry
On the fourth Sunday of every month, there is a free blood pressure check and/or glucose screening in the Wesley Room. Just stop in, no appointment is necessary. No fee. If you wish to be a part of this ministry team, contact Dr. Dan Thibodeau.
Traveling Tea Party
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be part of an old-fashioned tea party? Join the Traveling Tea Party as we reach out to our sisters in Christ. Once a month, we share tea, dessert and conversation with a homebound person. If you are interested in joining this ministry or have any questions, please contact the church office.
Pastors, Befrienders and others visit folks in their homes, long-term care and assisted-living facilities, and hospitals. This ministry includes the homebound members and friends who are unable to attend church on a regular or permanent basis. These visits are an extension of our church to the lives of the people who may need comfort and hope in a time of stress, despair or loneliness. If you would like to become involved in this ministry or have any questions, please contact Pastor Dave Farina.
When a family is in crisis, elation over a new baby, or the household chef is sick and cannot prepare meals, we as a faith community like to step in and help with this basic need. If you could share a meal with a family or persons who need this type of care, come be a part of this food ministry. If you are interested in helping or if you have any questions, please contact the church office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Compassion and the love of knitting or crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace as well as in celebration and joy. If you enjoy yarn crafts, consider joining us the last Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Asbury Lounge. If you are interested, but cannot join us, please give us a call and we will work out a way for you to help. We need about 555 yards of washable/ dryable yarn per shawl. We also welcome the contribution of gift bags. If you have questions, please call Carol Christenson or JoAnn DuVall.
“Our role is to be a friend – someone who listens, reassures, and attends to others when they are in need… we believe in the power of Jesus Christ and the power of prayer.”
Befrienders are at work provide regular visits to those unable to attend church services, administering, assisting with hospital visitation, serving as prayer partners during communion and between service prayer from 10:00 to 10:30 the third Sunday of every month. We also meet one on one with those who are in need of someone to walk beside them through a particularly challenging time. We also work with Pasto Jayneann to plan and lead December’s meditative Christmas service. If you feel a call to this ministry, please contact Birdie Schottmuller.
If you are, or know of someone, in need of a Befriender, please contact one of our pastors.