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MINISTRY OF CARE
If you or someone you love is ill or homebound, our pastoral staff and a group of volunteers are available to visit parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized or living in nursing or group homes. We can also bring Holy Communion to parishioners in need.
We also offer Grief Support and Divorce Support sessions. Both of these programs are offered at the cluster and/or District 10 level.
A wide variety of opportunities are available to assist in the area of ministry of care. We can always use more volunteers to visit or take communion to the homebound, hospitalized or those living in nursing and group homes. Periodic training is offered for new ministers. At a cluster and District 10 level, opportunities are offered to share experiences and discuss with other Ministers of Care how this ministry allows us to participate in Christ's ministry to the sick. To become involved in any of these areas, or to request visits, please contact Pastoral Associate Deb Hamm at 920-994-4380.
Twice a year (in spring and fall), we offer a six-session grief support series. This series is run in conjunction with the Port Washington/Saukville cluster. Once a year, the series is held in our three-parish cluster (Random Lake, Fredonia and Belgium/Lake Church) and once a year in the Port Washington/Saukville Cluster.
Once a year, a 7-week series for Divorce Support is offered at a District 10 level. This series is usually held at Lumen Christi in Mequon due to the travel distance of the facilitator.
Visiting the Homebound
If you choose to become involved in this ministry, you may choose how many parishioners you would like to visit and how often. You may volunteer to simply drop in and visit parishioners or you may choose to also bring Holy Communion to our homebound friends.
If you feel comfortable and are available on short notice, you may choose to become involved in visiting and praying with those parishioners who are in the hospital.
Helping at Nursing Homes
All of our local nursing homes have need of volunteers to help residents with projects and games such as art projects and bingo. Please contact the nursing/group home at which you are interested in volunteering for more information.