OUR CONGREGATIONAL CARE MINISTRY offers support and resources to our church family and community by promoting and assisting with physical, spiritual, emotional and relational wholeness and well-being. These include pastoral ministries, prayer ministries, prayer shawl ministry, parish nurse ministry, visitation ministries, card ministry, support group ministries, transportation ministry, and references to community resources.
Creating Cards with Fellowship – Every Third Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall, all are invited to bring lunch and a drink and enjoy fellowship with others who love to express their creativity in making encouragement cards. All supplies are provided, no experience needed! Cards are distributed to CCUMC, Oceanview Nursing Home, and Florida Hospital New Smyrna.
Eucharistic Ministry – The 2012 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church contains a paragraph that invites all of us to a practical reflection on the congregation’s role in pastoral care and the sacramental inclusion of all members. It invites the church to develop lay eucharistic ministry beyond the walls of the church and the set times of our services of worship. At CCUMC, our clergy select and train Congregational Care Ministers to distribute the consecrated Communion elements to sick or homebound persons following a service of Word and Table. (From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church — 2012, paragraph 1116.9, Ministry of the Laity. Copyright © 2012 by The United Methodist Publishing House.)
If you or someone you know desire(s) to receive communion while hospitalized, sick, or homebound, please notify Rev. Macon Armistead, Minister of Congregational Care (386) 428-6252 ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Grief Support Group – 2nd and 4th Wednesdays monthly, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Room 109. Please contact Rev. Macon if you would like to join this grief support group at email@example.com or by phone at (386) 428-6252, ext. 115.
Caring for the Caregiver Support Group – 1st Tuesday of each month, 1:30pm-2:30pm, located in the Fellowship Hall (Hospitality House during remodeling). Fulfilling the role of caregiver can be both challenging and stressful. Caregivers must take care of themselves to remain healthy both mentally and physically. Please contact Rev. Macon if you would like to join this support group at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (386) 428-6252, ext. 115.
Our Care Ministries also provide many opportunities for you to serve others. If you have a gift of compassion and care, there are numerous ways you can serve through our volunteer program. For more information, please contact Rev. Macon Armistead, Minister of Congregational Care, (386) 428-6252 ext. 115 or email@example.com