Having served in many different roles and capacities at our beloved church, I know that we have always struggled to be
“in touch” with the all of our congregation. The responsibility is ours, all of us, to minister to each other, to support each
other. That is no easy task. For some of us, it is easy to pick up the phone and call a fellow parishioner. For others, it is far
out of their comfort zone. For me, it’s a little of both.
But today, we have options. Options to stay connected:
- A visit, in person
- A phone call with live conversation
- An email that checks in but allows you the freedom to write 24/7
- A letter or card sent via USPS
- A text message
Regardless of the way we make contact with each other, making that contact is what matters. Especially now, in this
COVID-19 state of the union. We have not been together for worship or fellowship for close to six months.
Who Really Cares?
I know that many of us care for one another but there still exists a disconnect. Will you be inspired to connect with a
small group of people? Can you spare as little as 15 minutes to connect with another in our congregation?
Forward through the ages,
In unbroken line,
Move the faithful spirits
At the call divine.
The Job Description
Groups of 6 – 8 church households, includes individuals and families, will be formulated at random and a ringleader
will be chosen. Each ringleader will initiate the first contact and will receive the last contact, thus completing the ring or
circle of care. A call and response between two parties is the key to success.
This is a working model and will be modified along the way as to what works and what doesn’t. You can opt out if you
want but I hope you will opt in with heart and soul.
This model has potential to grow and become a fellowship time for small groups within the church. Gail Wershing and
I thought some of this through together talking about phone tree, Dine with 9, and Mustard Seed Prayer chain characteristics.
Maybe spouses or significant others want to be in different groups.
If you are especially excited about this project and want to help set it up and/or be a ringleader, please email myself,
or Gail Wershing. Otherwise, expect to receive notification of your ringleader and also who is in your circle of care.
The First Goal is to be CONNECTED!
Carol & Gail
Carol Chaffee • Gail Wershing
To send a message to Carol or Gail, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org