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An important part of our mission is to create a caring community.
Every member and friend of this church has a part in that creation.
The ministry of caring includes us all. This page describes how you
can take part in our giving and receiving community of care.
The Helping Hands Network is a practical resource to help provide for basic, temporary needs, such as making and delivering meals, transportation, and emergency childcare.
Q: Who makes up the Helping Hands Network?
A: Friends and members of the congregation who are willing and able to provide assistance to others in the congregation experiencing a difficult time sign up to be a part of the Helping Hands Network. Anyone who can cook, drive, do light housework, send a card, or provide other similar services can be a member of the network. We encourage all members to consider joining the network.
Q: How often are individuals in the network asked to help?
A: The more people who are willing to participate in the Helping Hands Network, the less any one individual will be asked to help. Frequency and the time commitment depend on the services offered – cooks may be asked to prepare meals a few times a year, whereas the opportunity to send cards for anniversaries, birthdays, “because you care,” etc, happens on a weekly basis. Network members help when they are able to do so.
Q: What if I only want to help out with certain tasks?
A: The Network’s Co-Coordinators keep a list of the people who make up the network and their helping interests. You will only be asked to help in your area(s) of interest.
Q: What if I need assistance and cannot provide support to another at this time?
A: We are here to help! Look for people who have name tags with a navy blue ribbon on them saying “Ministry of Caring” to let us know how we can support you. If you are interested in joining the network or are in need of support, contact Swanny Voneida, Colleen Thoele, or our minister.