Congregational Care Fellowship

Unlike other organizations, our church since its earliest beginnings is an organic and living fellowship of people who share the same belief and faith of loving God and loving one another.  We pray together, worship together, engage in service together, and we, together, support one another.  To this end, the Congregational Care Fellowship provides four primary ministries of outreach and support:

  1. Treasured Members:  Members of our ministry provide non-pastoral care to Treasured Members (those 80 years old +) by visiting them in nursing homes or assisted living facilities, providing rides to church, and offering other assistance as needed.
  2. Grief and Other Support:  Members of our ministry provide non-pastoral support to members of our church family in times and seasons of need, which may occur after the loss of a family member, during an illness, or during a personal crisis.
  3. Meal Ministry:  Members of this ministry cook and deliver a meal to members who had a baby or adopted a child, have been hospitalized, or who are mourning the loss of a family member.
  4. Membership Outreach:  Members of our ministry help new members of our church become integrated into the church family by connecting them with small and large group fellowship opportunities.

Contact: Ruth Wiersma, jwiersma@new.rr.com or Leah Gaworek, lhgaworek@gmail.com

 

United Methodist Women

All women are invited to join a community of women which meets monthly for the following purpose: 1) to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; 2) to develop a creative supportive fellowship and; 3) to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church. All women are welcome to join one of the fellowship groups or join in activities such as: UMW Bridge Marathon, Campbell’s Product Labels/Lid Collection, Cookie Walk, Fair Trade Coffee Sales, Funeral Reception Helpers, Prayer Chain, Blood Bank Volunteers, and Mobile Meals Delivery Volunteers. Contact: Mary Barrows, (920) 499-5053 

Visit the UMW web page to learn more. 

 

McPray Weekly Prayer Group

All are welcome to meet at McDonald's on Webster in Allouez over coffee to read a short devotional and pray for all the concerns of our hearts, families, churches and world. Join us if you can. Can't be there? Join our email prayer ministry.

Meets on Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:30am  at McDonald's located at 1903 S. Webster Ave., Green Bay

Contact: Geri Lewis-Nytes, gamageri@yahoo.com, (920) 469-0495

 

The Green Bay Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF)

The Compassionate Friends is a non-profit, self-help support organization for families who are grieving the death of a child of any age, from any cause. There are no dues or fees and all bereaved family members are welcome. TCF exists to support and assist bereaved parents, siblings and other family members in their grief, and to foster their physical and emotional health. Monthly chapter meetings offer friendship, caring and a safe place to talk. Quarterly newsletters also offer support. In addition, on the 2nd Sunday of December, bereaved parents gather at First Church to participate in a world-wide candle lighting event.

Meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm in Wesley Hall.

Contact: Mickey Schmeisser, (920) 370-3858

There are many ways you can contribute to the success of these ministries. You can:

  • Pray for the success of these activities.
  • Praise God that it is with His working through the congregation that these ministries are available.
  • Volunteer to become involved in one or more of these activities.
  • Ask for help for yourself from one of these ministries.
  • Encourage a member of your church family to avail themselves of these services if they are in need. You can also make a referral directly to one of these services on behalf of another person by contacting the Pastors and the church staff.
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