Our Congregational Care Committee is a fundamental group in our church, acting as the hands and feet of Jesus in everyday life. The committee stands ready to offer various types of short-term assistance to individuals and families in our church. Love is shown through cards sent at birthdays, holidays and in those difficult times of bereavement and illness. If meals are needed to help ease one’s burden during a difficult time, meals are joyfully prepared and delivered. Rides to doctor’s offices or church events are also arranged. The members of this committee are happy to visit with those unable to attend church, whether they are at home or in a medical facility. Communication of congregational needs occurs through word of mouth, e-mail or phone chain, depending on the circumstances. This group has always been ready to respond when funeral receptions are held in our fellowship hall, putting their hearts into making a memorable and comforting time for those grieving the loss of a loved one. Members of the committee usually deliver the flowers that are placed on the altar each week to someone who is ill, homebound or may be celebrating a joyous occasion. Easter lilies and Christmas poinsettias are also distributed in the same way. A traditional cookie exchange is done during Advent and carefully arranged packages of cookies make their way to homebound members of the congregation. Many of the committee members have been involved in Congregational Care for a great number of years, exhibiting their dedication to love and service to the members of our church. At the same time, they will always welcome new members or those who wish to share in just one part of the group's mission.
If you know of a Congregational need or wish to serve on this committee please contact our church office at (908) 359-3391 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all consolation, who consoles us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to console those who are in any affliction with the consolation with which we ourselves are consoled by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are abundant for us, so also our consolation is abundant through Christ.”
-2 Corinthians 1:3-5