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Congregational Care


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“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Galatians, 6:2

 

Congregational Care At SUMC

We all experience times when we could use a little extra support. . .

Our Congregational Care Team is here to help. . .

At South Church we are working to care for one another better…

Home Communion, visitation, prayer, hospitality, transportation, One-on-One care for acute crisis or grief

We have 2 Expressions of Caring:

C.C.C. = Congregational Care Contact

1-1 = One-on-One Care Givers

 

The Role of the C.C.C.: To engage with Congregants and act as an additional contact between the Pastor/Staff and the congregation.  C.C.C.’s are identified by wearing Name tags, and are assigned sections of the Sanctuary or Café.  They will be given contact cards, and are encouraged to greet others regulary, be aware of attendance patterns, and reach out when someone has been absent outside of their regular pattern.  They will assist in the filling out and handling of the Pew cards as well.  Some C. C. C.’s have also agreed to help distribute Holy Communion, Flowers, cookies and prayer shawls to our homebound members as well.  This group is encouraged to meet monthly(currently on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7:30pm) for planning, support and updates.

 

The Role of the 1-1: One-on-One caregivers are currently trained as Stephen Ministers (50+ hours of study). They are equipped to meet with individuals weekly – (or as needed) to offer Christian help to work through acute crisis or grief.  They are not trained counselors.  Their role is an extension of the Pastor’s care. They are required to meet monthly(currently on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30pm) for support and accountability.  Some 1-1’s have also agreed to assist in the handling of pew cards as well.