Working closely with the minister, the Pastoral Care Team provides assistance for fellowship members and friends who are dealing with a difficult situation in their lives. Team members make visits to homes, hospitals, and nursing homes and provide non-judgmental listening and support.

Practical help, such as providing rides, shopping and meals, are coordinated with other members of the fellowship. For this purpose, we keep and update a volunteer list. We facilitate “Birthday Sunday” celebrations on the first Sunday of the month, keep notes of joys and sorrows, assist with memorial receptions and provide a plaque for the memorial tree if requested.

We cannot provide counseling or long-term interventions. However, the team does maintain a list of area resources and can refer you to appropriate service providers.

If you or someone you know needs care or support, please leave a message at the fellowship office (989-631-1162) or contact a member of the team at [email protected]. Monthly care providers are listed in the weekly eNews.