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Congregational Care Ministry Teams

Brownson has many ministries in place to care for members in times of need or times that simply require some extra loving support or attention. If you or someone you know needs the services of one of these ministries, or if you would like to become involved as a volunteer, please contact Rev. Karen Allen, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care or Congregational Care Assistant Jane Maynard at the church office.

Card Ministry—Handwritten cards are mailed to members in times of sadness or need and also in times of celebration. (Lead: Joyce White) 

CD/Podcast Ministry—Sunday worship services are recorded on CDs, providing a “worship lifeline” to members who are homebound. (Leads: Clark Groseth and Dick Kuehl)

Driving Ministry—Rides are provided to those who are unable to drive themselves to church on Sunday, doctor appointments, or other special events. (Leads: Steve Floyd and Suellen Nesbit)

Flower Ministry—Flowers adorning the Sanctuary on Sunday are later divided into smaller arrangements and then delivered to those who are homebound or hospitalized. (Lead: Peggy Calhoun)

Grief Ministry—A group setting offering support for those who recently have suffered a loss. (Lead: Karen Allen)

Handyman Ministry—Support is given to those with a short-term need. (Lead: Mike Broome with team members Andrew Benbow, Gary Ostlund and Gerald Ostlund)

Home Communion Ministry—Twice a year on a communion Sunday, specially trained elders and Stephen Ministers visit homes and facilities to serve communion to our homebound members. (Lead: Steve Leggett with team members Jennifer Berk, Jeff Gilbert, Charles Harris, Mic MacCoy, and staff liaison Karen Allen)

Hospital Visitation Ministry—Volunteers visit members in the hospital. (Sunday Team: Ellie Collins, Priscilla McLeod and Mary Margaret McNeill. Wednesday Team: Susan Bowness, Ann Edgerton, Bette Jean Heins and Becky Smith)

Martha’s Friends—Volunteers serve Brownson members in their time of bereavement by providing a reception or meal following a funeral or memorial service at church. (Lead: Joan Hart)

Meal Ministry—Home-cooked meals are prepared, frozen, and available for members following hospitalization or illness. (Lead: Joan Hart)

Stephen Ministry—trained members are assigned to members to provide support in times of a life change or crisis. (Leads: Karen Allen, Ellie Collins, Kathy Desmond, Jeff Gilbert, Cathy Harpster, Judie Henry and Pat Henry)

Prayer Shawl Ministry—Volunteers meet to knit/crochet prayer shawls for those undergoing a life change or crisis. (Leads: Nancy Ahlfeld and Jane Maynard)

Visitation Ministry—Volunteers visit and/or telephone homebound members. (Leads: Arnold Seawell)

Wednesday Prayer Time—A group of members meet weekly at church to pray for the needs of the church and community. (Lead: Mary Margaret McNeill)


Martha's Friends

Brownson Prayer Time