Jesus commands us to care for one another and, through the Holy Spirit, empowers us to bring the love of Christ wherever we go. The goal of Trinity’s Congregational Care Ministry is to bring a sense of community and belonging to members by encouraging and supporting them as they experience life transitions, acute or chronic health issues, grief, and other challenges. If you would like to learn more about the Congregational Care Ministry team or contact them, you may send an email here.
Jesus understood the depths of suffering and the stranglehold it has on people sick in mind, body, and spirit. In the gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, his deep compassion for others was shown through his healing of those sick in mind, body, and spirit. As followers of Christ—especially as Lay Ministers in the Visitation Ministry—we are called to extend this same compassion and caring to others. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Trinity’s Lay Ministers use their gifts to bring encouragement and belonging to others, as well as ministering to their spiritual needs through visits that include prayer, reflection, listening, and Holy Communion.
Through the guidance by the pastors, the meal ministry team helps coordinate meals for an individual or family going through a challenging time who would benefit from not having to prepare a meal themselves. Meals made by the team are provided to individuals or families during pastoral or lay minister visits, or through a staff member. If you are interested in participating, you may reach out to Stacey Royal or Jill Cornell.
CareNotes are short inspirational booklets written on a variety of topics to help individuals heal in mind, body, and spirit. CareNotes for adults are available at the SignUp Center at the north end of the Narthex; CareNotes for kids and teens can be found on the lower level just inside Door C. Some of the topics available are: Aging and Dementia, Grief and Loss, Family Issues, Loss of a Pet, and Bullying. Take one and take heart; give one and give hope.
All members of Trinity are called to pray for one another and so you are encouraged to pray daily for one another. All members of the congregational Care Ministry team are also active in praying for the needs of the church. The Trinity community is a caring community in conversation with the living God. We encourage members and non-members to submit prayer requests and our community will surround you in prayer. We believe in a God of love, healing and continual presence.
Every third Tuesday of the month at 12:30 pm, a faithful group of knitters and crocheters show prayerful concern to people in need of care, healing, support, and love by making shawls and chemo caps. These become a sign of God’s love and a tangible, comforting sign of our church community’s support. Please contact Pat or Naomi.
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