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Congregational Care - (Very) Special Projects

(Very) Special Projects

Members of the Congregational Care Committee pray for us daily. Providing rides, food, cards, and grants is close-to-routine due to our many helpers and years of practice. We’ve been adding ways we help those who grieve. Also, sometimes we add special, short-term projects when our pastors ask or when new ideas occur.


Our biggest very special project aimed to keep us in touch after COVID hit and we couldn’t be together. It was Rev. Scott’s idea and became a model for other churches. He and Rev. Jennifer trained 22 callers (who also became emailers, texters, and card-senders as time passed). Near Easter 2020, our volunteers reached out to all 250 of you. We contacted at least 190 folks, offering a chance to talk and asking if we could help. These contacts continued weekly or monthly, indefinitely. Sometimes people called strangers and discovered new friends. These connections continue now, even two years later.


Over the years, the Committee also:


  • Matched small and tall people as penpals;

  • Gave rosebuds or mailed cards for Valentine’s Day;

  • Held a workshop on wills and planning our funerals.


I’m sure many other projects happened before I joined the Committee.

Phyllis Windle, 2023 Elder & Chair

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