This area of ministry is an essential support to other groups run at the church, offering both physical and prayer support, as well as to the broader community directly.
Just a few of the ways this is done:
Cards and notes of acknowledgement sent out for special occasions and also for encouragement and support.
Intouch Carers Team
Dedicated people who keep in touch with those unwell or frail by phone, email and visitation whether at home or in hospital. This sometimes can also include general support such as assisting with shopping or car pickup for Church Services.
We also hold an annual lunch (around August) for both those “Cared for” and the “Carers”. Attended by families from mainly music, our members from Nursing Homes and many of our church family. A great lunch, and a time of fun and fellowship
We have a small pantry of tinned / packet foods as well as home-cooked frozen meals generously provided by the church congregation to assist those needing a hand. Thanks to Oz Harvest we organise a weekly distribution of fruit and veggie food parcels to assist those in need.
At Christmas, a number of food and gift hampers are prepared and distributed to families needing some support within the broader community to help lighten the load and share some joy at Christmas.
A group of people committed to praying for urgent and specific prayer requests which are treated as confidential.
Kids Hope Ministry
Sponsored by World Vision “Kids Hope” is a National program, where trained adult mentors share an hour a week, one on one, with a child from a nominated local primary school. New mentors are always needed.