Congregational Care

Congregational Care

Due West UMC cares about you. In the name of Jesus Christ, we seek to provide care to those facing life’s spiritual, emotional and physical challenges. Using church and community resources, we respond to real-life needs through pastoral staff as well as caring lay people.

 

Prayer Ministry

Prayer requests may be submitted on a confidential basis for the pastors or to be shared with our prayer ministry. To submit a prayer request please Email Deb Ingham and indicate if your prayer request is for the pastor’s only, or may be shared with our prayer team, and published in our weekly worship bulletin.

If you have a concern of a private nature, you may also contact one of the pastor’s directly: Email David Campbell or Email Ann Mann.

 

Emergency and Hospital Care

When a congregant or loved one is hospitalized or faces another emergency, a pastor and often a Lay Minister will visit the person. You are encouraged to notify the church when someone is in the hospital or scheduled for surgery by contacting the church office at 770-427-3835. If an emergency occurs after business hours and you need a pastor, please call 770-427-3835 and dial extension 227 or 228. The message will be relayed to one of the pastors.

 

Congregational Care Ministers

The Congregational Care Ministers nurture and care for individuals in the church community during times of illness, hospitalization, grief, and other challenging life situations. The Congregational Care Ministers prepare for this ministry through an intensive multi-week training program and receive continuing instruction and supervision.

A simple phone call, a card in the mail, or a short visit to share God's love with those who may be home-bound or lonely are just some of the ways our Congregational Care Ministers help.

Care Team volunteers will be matched with one or two church members to stay in touch. All care is confidential. If you or a loved one have a need, please Email Rev. Bill Floyd.

 

Communion to the Homebound

Sometimes people are unable to come to worship because they are homebound, hospitalized, or recently home from the hospital. Every quarter, Congregational Care Ministers take Holy Communion to those who are unable to come to worship services.  If you would like to receive Holy Communion at home, please Email Rev. Bill Floyd.

 

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting or speaking with that person once a week for about an hour.

Care receivers (the one being helped) are usually receiving support for grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis. All care is confidential.

One thing that distinguishes our Stephen’s Ministers from our Congregational Care Ministers is that an individual must request a Stephen’s Minister.  Congregational Care Ministers, in contrast, are generally suggested by pastors.

If you desire a Stephen Minister's, you may request support by Emailing Rev. Bill Floyd.

 

Stitchin' Sallies Ministry

Tuesdays 9:00 am-Noon Building C - Room S242

Quilts are created by our Stichin’ Sallies as part of our Congregational Care ministry. These quilts are intended for those in hospice care, or enduring chronic life-long illness. Prayers are a part of each quilt from the time the materials are selected and purchased, as the stitches are made, and before they are hand-delivered.

For information on this ministry, please Email Terri Kirkpatrick.

 

Support Groups

Click Here for a complete listing of our support groups.

 

Counseling Center

Click Here for information about our Counseling Center.

 

LifeCare Ministry

Click Here for information about our LifeCare Ministry.