So, then, as we have the opportunity, let us do well to everyone, and especially to those who are in the household of faith. Galatians 6:10
GOAL: Give the proper care and assistance to the members of our church (or other request) who need or desire care, due to circumstances that occur or have occurred.
Planning for 2013:
A. Ensure that our homebound, and those in care facilities are called on or visited on a monthly basis.
* Care elders will keep a current listing (with the aid of committee members) and share this listing with the church office and members as changes occur.
* This listing will be divided into equal groups and given to committee members (groups of 2), who will be responsible for keeping in touch (visit or by telephone) to make sure all needs or problems are handled in a timely manner, and communicated to the church office and Care elders.
* Suggest birthday cards be sent and other special occasions be acknowledged.
B. Communion will be served by committee members, to those who require or request this service.
C. When deaths or other care needs occur (weddings, sickness, etc.) in our church, the proper people must be notified prior to any provisions being made. The proper people include the minister (or Doris if Will is not available), and the Care elders. It is requested that Will be given the first opportunity to call the persons in need. When this has been done, then the Care Committee will do what they do best, e.g., CARING FOR THOSE WHO REQUEST ASSISTANCE.
D. Parish nurse: At this time, we have no plans for this position, unless someone comes forward who is qualified and volunteers for the job.
E. Continue the program for college students, plus add high school seniors to the listing.
F. Request for payment forms must be filled out in detail and given to your Care elders for reimbursement. Do not give forms to other elders.
G. IMPORTANT: Attend all committee meetings called for by the Care elders. If possible all meetings will be given a two-week advanced notice, and all efforts will be made to keep all meetings under 30 minutes, with the exception being the first meeting.
ALL COMMITTEE THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE WELCOME AS OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE OUR CARE PROGRAM SERVES OUR CHURCH IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAY, AND TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN.