Sharing Christ in the midst of Concern
Do you have an hour or two each month to share and care?
We have a wonderful group of people in our church who serve as our Hospital Visitation Team members, and we have a need for a few more folks to carry out this ministry. Team members choose the hospital and the day(s) of the month they will visit members and friends of our church.
If you choose to be a Hospital Visitation Team member you would:
Call the church’s Care and Concern Line and listen to a recording that tells you who, if anyone, is in the hospital you normally visit on that day;
Spend 5 to 10 minutes with each person in the hospital:
- Representing Christ’s love for them,
- Letting them know that the church cares for them,
- Being available to listen to their concerns,
- Praying with or for them;
Call the church office if there is a change in their condition or if a procedure, surgery or dismissal has been scheduled.
This ministry, coordinated by our Pastoral Care Ministry, encourages the gifts our lay people have for ministry and helps the pastors in reaching out to those in need. The Pastoral Care Ministry is offering a wonderful training session for our visitation teams on Thursday, September 27 at 5:30 pm in Second Hall. Lindy Vogado, interim pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church of Little Rock will share with us her wisdom alongside some comical experiences of visiting with people in hospital settings. This will be a joyful as well as informative training time.
If you are interested in sharing your time and Christ’s care with members in the hospital, please contact our Hospital Visitation Team coordinators, Jane Starling and Cathey Turner, or Nancy Coleman in the church office, 227-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this valuable ministry. Karen Akin Associate Pastor for Congregational Nurture, email@example.com.