First United Methodist Church of Gainesville
Friday, May 24, 2013
Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.
Congregational Care at FUMC Gainesville facilitates wholeness of body, mind, spirit, and relationships of all persons committed to our care. Listed below are some of the ways we care for one another at First Church. Contact Gwen Grove at 665-4317 for more information.
A visiting ministry of clergy and laity to persons and their families who are ill and hospitalized.
Volunteer teams that offer meal or reception provisions for our families at the time of funerals or memorial services.
Homebound and Nursing Home Visitation
A ministry of lay persons who visit, call and take communion to members regularly who have limited mobility or are confined to area nursing facilities.
Abigail's Arms, formerly Friends of the Family
A community based organization which provides services and shelter to families who find themselves in abusive or unhealthy relationships. We at First Methodist donate time, money, and toiletry items for those who are in need of this worthy organization’s services.
A ministry which has trained laypersons in over 9,000 local churches to provide one-on-one caring to hurting people in and around their congregations since 1975. As our congregation grows, Stephen Ministries could help multiply our caring ministries. Please contact Pastor Don for more information.
Other ways you can help:
· Bring gently used magazines to the church for hospitalized or shut-ins
· Bring non-perishable foot items for donation to VISTO, and/or individual personal care, school supplies, and diaper coupons for the DFPS Rainbow Room
· Donate used items to or volunteer at Second Time Around
· Make a phone call, visit the sick or bereaved, prepare a meal, send a card, and most of all, pray for each other.