We do just that—care for and connect with those in our parish family who are unable to be with us for worship and other weekly activities. These men and women are often homebound or in nursing facilities but they are the same people who, a few years ago, were active and vital parts of our parish life. Now is the time for those of us who can to reach out and connect with them as part of the body of Christ.
How will we connect? It could be as simple as a visit, a phone call, or a card each month.
If you would like to know more about this ministry, please contact Gayle Vance (615-383-5613).
Inreach Shepherds of the Month
If you need help with...
Rides to appointments, to church, for errands; occasional meals so you can have a break; little fix-its around the house...just call the Shepherd of the Month to get a volunteer to assist you. One day's notice is required. Call us in the church office to get the name and contact information for the coordinator this month.
...through love be servants of one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." Galatians 5.13-14
Contact Jeanne Gore with questions at 615-371-9078 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
These Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) take the Eucharist on a weekly basis to parishioners who are at home or in long-term care facilities. If you know a parishioner who would like to receive this service, please contact: Lynn Ragland, or (615) 385-2150, ext. 247.
Volunteers provide a special meal for parish families with new babies within two weeks of coming home from the hospital. If you are willing to provide a meal to a family, contact: Miller Callen, (615) 750-9506; Julie Riggar, (615) 791-1730; or Catherine Beemer, (615) 673-8457.
Chefs on Call
Cooks needed to help prepare meals to be frozen in the church’s freezer and distributed by those who know of someone in need of a meal. The team meets the first Saturday morning of each month at 9:00am for 2 hours in the church kitchen.
Calls are made monthly to our parishioners over the age of 75 as a special ministry. If you know of anyone who would enjoy receiving a special birthday wish, please call Lynda Gilmore, 385-4325, and their name will be added to the list. You can also contact Lynn Ragland (615-385-2150, ext. 247).
Drivers needed to take small groups to and from events, services, etc. Some training required.
Volunteers visit and bring special flowers to over 70 stay-at- home parishioners at Christmas. If you would like to be a volunteer to deliver flowers, contact: Lisa Faehl, 673-8134 or contact Lynn Ragland (615-385-2150, ext. 247).
The tract rack contains materials such as Forward Day by Day devotionals, Our Daily Bread, and other pamphlets related to Episcopal Church issues and community services. Materials and topics are updated regularly and are located in the Church and Gathering Space.
Contact Lynn Ragland, Coordinator of Coordinator Pastoral Care and Lay Ministries at (615) 385-2150, x 247.