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“If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.”
1 Corinthians 12:26
“So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
The purpose of the Caring Ministry is to coordinate and expand our care to members and friends in need. At any given time, our congregation will have both those in need and those who are available to help meet needs. Certainly, each of us will find ourselves in both positions within our lifetimes. It is a wonderful gift to have the health, ability and resources to be a caregiver, and it is a great comfort to know that others care about our needs.
Our church serves as a first line of support for congregation members who feel worried, isolated or overwhelmed due to life-changing events. Some members in our congregation who may need help are our elderly members, families of service members deployed overseas, those in the hospital, those recovering from illness or injury, or anyone asking for some sort of assistance. While St. Paul’s pastors provide visits and offer spiritual comfort, our caregiving as a congregation is stronger when we can involve more people and expand our capacity to meet many needs.
Knowing that God calls us to serve one another, St. Paul’s Caring Ministry has the following goals:
- To offer some form of short-term help or expression of care to every member or friend who is experiencing a difficult time.
- To have a high percentage of members within the congregation sign up as Care Volunteers and use their gifts to help others.
- To utilize trained Care Coordinators and helpful technology to effectively coordinate and expand our care.
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