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Caring Ministry
October 10, 2018, 2:00 PM

The Caring ministries of First Presbyterian Church have been in transition over the past few months. Volunteers who have faithfully served in caring for our congregation are no longer able to serve. Don and Marge Shepherd as Parish Associates did a tremendous job visiting members and friends who were sick or in the hospital for many years at FPC. We are so grateful for their service.

Helen Wheeler faithfully served communion to those who were unable to attend worship services and she also organized a calling ministry to call the members and friends of FPC on a regular basis. With Helen’s passing we recognize and commend the great grace with which she served our congregation.

For as long as I can remember Tonya Collet has served our congregation with her card ministry. If you were ever on the prayer list, you probably got a card from Tonya with an uplifting message. Tonya has moved to Georgia to live with her daughter. You may contact Peter Vogel to get her address to send her a card. I’m sure she would like to know how much her cards meant to you.

Kudos to those of you who are serving on the Visitation Team. Your visits bring a welcome relief to people in the hospital or long-term care. I want to thank all who serve on the Board of Deacons. You have taken up the slack and have given each of your parish’s extra attention, and I commend you for that. Thanks to all who have participated in Helen’s calling ministry. You have reminded folks that they are not forgotten. Thanks to all who serve in caring ministries. Your ministry is important. It makes a huge difference to those in need. Jesus taught us the essence of Mosaic Law when he told us we are to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, with all your strength; and to love your neighbor as yourself.