Care & Support
Staff Contact: Elaine Shutt 266-7541 ext. 311
Blood Pressure Clinic is held from 9:30-11:00 AM on the second Sunday of each month in the parish nurse’s office. Opportunities for weekly checks are available.
Card Ministry reaches out with cards to members of the congregation who celebrate 70+ years at their birthday. They also send cards at significant anniversaries to those who have experienced loss.
Caring Helpers assist persons by providing transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, delivering flowers, etc.
Countryside Caring Ministry includes trained volunteers who make hospital and nursing home visits. Hospital visitors see patients at local hospitals daily Monday through Friday. Nursing home/homebound visitors make monthly visits and an additional contact with cards and phone calls.
Media Ministry Volunteers deliver videotapes or DVD’s of the worship services weekly to those unable to attend worship.
If you are interested in serving in any of these ministries, contact Elaine Shutt.
Medical Equipment Loan – Wheelchairs, walkers, quad canes, and other equipment is available for loan. Contact Elaine Shutt.
Caregiver Support Group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Anyone who provides care for a loved one is welcome.
Sunday Drivers provide transportation to the 11:00 AM service on Sunday morning. If you desire a ride, please call the church by noon on Friday. If you ride each week, notify the church only if you will not be riding. If you would be interested in providing rides, please contact Elaine Shutt.
T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly): A close-knit support group open to men and women who are dealing with weight issues meets every Friday from 9:00-10:00 AM in Classroom 4. Weigh-in is from 8:00-8:45 AM. For more information, call Janet L. Shupe (228-5669) or Shirley Guthrie (273-4692).
N.A.M.I. (National Alliance on Mental Illness): “Family to Family” education workshops which are specifically for families of persons diagnosed with a brain disorder such as schizophrenia, a mood disorder (depression, bipolar), panic, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The 12-week series of classes meets periodically during the year. Contact person: Susan Reynolds (266-4583). Pre-enrollment is required. In addition, there is a monthly support group session on the second Sunday of each month at 7:00 PM. Contact person is Barb Reinhard (272-0607).