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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 or her assistant Jane Maynard.

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

CD Ministry—Sunday worship services are recorded on CDs, providing a “worship lifeline” to members who are homebound. (Lead: Clark Groseth and John Mattoon)

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—Small group 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)

Holiday Flower Delivery—Plants are delivered to members who are ill, grieving, or homebound at Christmastime and before Easter. (Poinsettia Lead: Jane Pajak; Easter Lily Lead: Ellie Collins)

Home Communion Ministry—Twice a year on a communion Sunday, specially trained elders and Stephen Ministers are commissioned to visit homes and facilities to serve communion to homebound members. (Lead: Steve Leggett; Team: Jennifer Berk, Jeff Gilbert, Charles Harris and 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, Mary Pat Buie, Ann Edgerton, Bette Jean Heins and Becky Smith)

Journeying Through Grief—Follow up support for those who are grieving. A set of four short books is sent at four crucial times during the first year after a loss. (Lead: Priscilla McLeod)

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 for members following hospitalization or illness. (Lead: Joan Hart)

New Member Ministry—Plans and hosts classes for those interested in BMPC membership and provides follow up so that new members find meaningful connections once they have joined. (Lead: Marilyn Baxter; with team: Julie Haro, Scott Kittrell, Barb Ross and Pat Soler).

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. (Coordinator: Cheryl McNeill; Leads: Bun Perkinson, Ellen Perkinson, and 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)

Margaret Mattcocks, Paula Zellers, Andy Dunalp

Martha's Friends

Brownson Prayer Time