First Congregational has a wonderful program of Lay Ministry. Members volunteer their time to visit and stay in touch with members of the church. Previously the program has been offered only to those designated as homebound. Homebound refers to members who are not able to physically come to the worship services. As people are physically able to stay active longer in their lives, I think it is important to expand our program to those who just have difficulty making worship on a regular basis. I will be visiting members who are challenged to attend regularly and invite them to be part of this Lay Ministry program. I hope people will look at this as an opportunity to better stay connected with the church.
This is also the perfect time to join the Lay Ministry team if you like visiting people. The Lay Minister makes monthly visits or calls to their assigned members and keeps the staff up-to-date on any changes with the member. This is wonderful way to get to know members better and hear about their lives. I hope you might consider becoming a Lay Minister. If you are interested in joining the team or just have questions, please call or email Eldonna. I will be planning a training session in March after I have identified all of the members who will be needing visitors.
Posted on January 24, 2012 at 12:08 pm in Featured Content.