COMMUNICATE that help is available when help in needed
ADVOCATE for services and resources to meet people's needs
RESPECT the privacy and wishes of others
IGNITE a renewed sense of God's call to caring ministry
NURTURE volunteers as they care for others
GATHER the time, talents, passions and prayers of God's people into God's caring ministry.
The Caring Ministry Steering Committee of Wapping Community Church is committed to making certain that every member and friend of this church experience the unconditional love of Jesus Christ and the practical, emotional and spiritual support of Christ's Church. The Committee seeks to involve all God's people in the ministry of caring.Everyone has gifts for caring. You are invited to share yours, as you are able through any one of a variety of efforts described below:
THE CARING CONNECTION
Wapping Community Church is arranged into a network of neighborhoods in orderto quickly know about and to provide assistance for special needs in a household. Neighbors are enlisted by a Contact Person to provide services such as meals, transportation, errands, and visits.
Parish Nurses serve as health counselors, educators, advocates, links to community services, and teachers to promote understanding of the connection between physical,emotional and spiritual health. Health screenings, educational programs, and private consultations are a few ways our Parish Nurses help people to take more responsibility for preventing illness and promoting health in their lives.
THE FRIENDSHIP TABLE
Look for a friendly face at the friendship table in the Gathering Room following worship on Sunday mornings. Someone is there to greet visitors and new members with information and handouts about Wapping Community Church.
"Practice hospitality… Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn." Romans 12.13 A group of over thirty volunteers provides receptions following funerals or special occasions for members at the church. Gracious hospitality and delicious, wholesome refreshments contribute to a sense of care and concern for families in times of loss or celebration. Receptions are provided upon request through the church office.
Sunday prayer concerns are followed up by phone calls and greeting cards from the pastors and a team of volunteers from the congregation. A Prayer Chain made up of dozens of people prays daily for anyone upon request.
SMALL GROUPS Throughout the church year a variety of small group opportunities are provided for members and friends to build relationships and to explore and exercise their faith:retreats, Bible Studies, Faith Exploration Series, fellowship groups.Watch church bulletins and newsletters for information about registration in upcoming groups.
If you wish to offer your time and talent to caring ministries, to enroll in a program or join a small group; if you find yourself or someone close to you in need, please call the church office and ask the Church Administrator or one of the Pastors to help you access our network of caring ministries