Lake Cities UMC Congregational Care
As Disciples, we are all charged with caring for our brothers and sisters in Christ. Through preaching and of grace to the congregation in worship, sacrament, and during weddings and funerals, they provide comfort, encouragement, and guidance in times of crisis and struggle, and they visit members who are ill or hospitalized.
Our Extended Care Ministry, a group of lay members who feel called to the ministry of congregational care, works to ensure that those in our congregation with long-term health issues are visited weekly and receive a worship bulletin and a weekly newsletter, reminding them that they are in our hearts and prayers. In addition to caring for our sick and elderly members, funeral meals are provided to families in time of need.
For our younger families, we have a fully staffed nursery that ensures that our infants and toddlers are safe and cared for and that their families can worship and study without worry. Our nursery, like all our Children’s Ministries, follows Ministry Safe guidelines, ensuring that the children of our church have a safe and healthy environment in which to grow.
For those members who are far from home — such as our college students, military members and elderly members who have moved away — cards, letters and care packages are sent throughout the year.