Congregational Care is an important part of “watching over one another in love,” building relationships, and embodying the love of God to one another. It is a ministry of all Christians, lay and clergy, and is a part of our Wesleyan heritage.
We were never created to “go it alone.” We were designed to share life together.
We hope each of you will participate as you are able, in whatever ways that you are able, in extending love, prayers, and care to each other whenever a St. John’s member is in need.
We will notify the St. John’s members who desire to be included through a group email whenever a need arises for care. Whether you are able to send a card, make a phone call, offer a meal, provide a ride, visit someone while they are recovering, or simply keep them in your prayers – every little gesture counts, and can completely turn someone’s day/week around. Congregational Care can speed recovery time, encourage those who are struggling, and help pull us through the difficult times when we find ourselves spiritually dry and unable to pray for ourselves. Rev. Emily Matheny, who is trained in Congregational Care using Adam Hamilton’s Church of the Resurrection’s model, will also be helping us to coordinate our care ministry this year.
If you want to be included in these email notifications, please contact Annie(ahunter [at] stjohnsmidtown [dot] org) in the church office, or just add your email to the list this Sunday on the table as you leave the sanctuary.
Thank you for being the loving congregation that you are St. John’s. We are honored to serve alongside of you in ministry to the world and to each other.
Johnny, Mimi, Rebekah, & John