“ A PASTORAL MINISTRY FOR ALL PEOPLE OF
CHARLESWOOD UNITED CHURCH ”
I was hungry and you gave me food.
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.
I was a stranger and you welcomed me.
I was naked and you gave me clothing.
I was sick and you took care of me.
I was in prison and you visited me.
…truly I tell you,
Just as you did it to the least of these,
who are members of my family,
you did it to me
What is “Care-Ring?”
A ministry of caring and encouragement for all the people of our church family.
Who Can be Involved?
All interested persons in our congregation, young and old.
Ways you can be involved in Care-Ring – 5 Care-Rings
Greeting cards, sent on happy or sad occasions, such as birth, death, graduation, wedding, retirement, get well, etc.
- Welcoming Newcomers
Visitation Ministry – greeting and welcoming newcomers to our church
Linking people who have had challenges in their life with people in similar situations, e.g. grieving, cancer, Alzheimer’s, divorce/separation. Provide meals – casserole, dessert following the birth of a baby, a death, a hospital stay, etc.
Visiting hospital patients and shut-ins at home or in long term care.
- Family Nurturing
Information evenings on health, parenting, retirement, etc.
If you would like to help Care-Ring, contact one of the coordinating team listed below and tell them which ring you would like to help with.
Michael Wilson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Peg White – email@example.com
Phone – 204-832-3667
**Care-Ring Brochures – We invite you to have look at the information pamphlets in the Narthex, especially the ones for our youth. A donation is appreciated to cover the costs.
Started in the 1980’s when it was felt that there was a need to take Communion to whose who were unable to come to church. Communion is taken out in October and April or May.
Reta McLachlan and Jim Moffatt ran this program for many years. Care-ring came on board 3 years ago. The program works from the office and now Peg White, in consultation with the ministers, makes a list of those who we feel would like communion.
The list is given to Jim Moffatt who contacts everyone on the list to see if they wish to receive Communion. We have a list of people who go out after a service. The congregation is asked to participate in serving Communion and offering names of those whom they feel would like Communion, (we always need more visitors.) Training is provided for the visitors. They go out, usually in pairs, with a Communion Kit, an order of service, a bulletin, extra scripture readings and prayers. (New visitors are paired with those who have performed the service previously)
With the passing of Reta the program will run with Jim Moffatt and Peg White until we find someone to step into this position.
To add your name to the visitors list or if you know someone who would like to receive Homebound Communion please contact us.