We are all called to be ministers to the lonely or the hurting. We are all called to help people at various times of transition, whether the transition is welcome, like a new baby or a new home, or where the transition is hard, like the loss of a job or death of a loved one. We all need help at some point in our lives. You don’t have to be a pastor or deacon to be involved in caring ministries.
Here are some ways to help:
- Visitation to the homebound or those who reside in assisted living, including bringing Holy Communion.
- Quilting, prayer shawl knitting and crocheting, mat weaving, collection of toiletries and school supplies – Items are gifted to overseas and domestic ministries, including local organizations like the
- Homeless Coalition, Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Project Bee, and the Northern Plains Children’s Advocacy Center.
- Giving someone without transportation a ride to worship and other church activities.
- Card ministry to people who are isolated by disability, age, illness, or imprisonment.
- Prayer ministry team that receives confidential prayer requests.
- Threshold Choir is a group of 6 to 8 people who go to the bedside of a person who is in hospice and sing songs of hope and comfort.