In the bulletins, I have been talking about tracking the volunteer work we are doing. We need the statistics for our councils and Pastors, to support any grants we may be seeking, and to have information for year end reporting.
Soon we will take the Caring Friends concept a step further by forming Support Teams–volunteers, nurse and Pastors coming together to offer intentional caring and support to members of our congregations and the community in a more organized way. Using the team approach will help us use the specific talents we have, do what we enjoy doing and have others who can help in their unique ways. The strength of a team is to share the work of caring vs. volunteers working alone and the teams are there to support one another. We don’t want to stop the work we are already doing but enhance it.
Please use the orange forms that are at church, fill out what you’re currently doing and put in the offering plate on Sundays. We’ll let you know when we are ready to get our Teams together. If there is someone you know needs help, someone you are already assisting or visiting, or someone you think could use some help, please call and let me know. You may already be using a team approach and don’t realize it!
Thank you for all you do–God’s work, our hands!
Gloria Stevens RN, CCM
Faith Community Nurse
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
United Methodist Church of Antioch
Faith Community Nurse Liaison
Advocate Faith Community Nurse Support Network
BroMenn/Eureka Service Area