Congregation Care/Health Ministries
Congregation Care Committee
The committee coordinates the organized ways church members care for each other during times of need. The activities of this committee are coordinated by the parish nurse and the committee chair.
The parish nurse also provides the congregation with health counseling, health referral, and health education, and assists the Senior Pastor of the church with specialized visitation assistance and counsel.
Contact Pat Bennett 765-748-2097 or e-mail her to receive care or volunteer for one of the ministries.
Church members provide support in many different ways including:
- Visiting members who are alone at home or in a long-term care facility
- Serving communion to members unable to attend worship services
- Taking prepared meals to those recovering from illness at home
- Delivering flowers and cards on behalf of the congregation
- Providing occasional transportation to homebound members
- Delivering welcome gifts and meals to families who are celebrating a birth or an arrival of a child
Health Care Ministry
This ministry team identifies health needs in the church and designs ways to promote congregational wholeness such as:
- Provides blood pressure checks once a month
- Makes available donated walkers,crutches, and other medical equipment
- Offers wheel-chair assistance at services
- Offers special health education programs
Community Support Groups
The National Association for Mental Illness of Delaware County Board meets at College Avenue United Methodist Church monthly and offers the following groups:
Family Support Group meets the first Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Family to Family education for caregivers meets for 15 weeks when offered.